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Reduction and Augmentation Rhinoplasty

August 14, 2012 - admin


Globally, rhinoplasty is now one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery. More and more people each year are choosing to undergo nose surgery to improve the appearance of their nose. Rhinoplasty can improve a patient’s nose by changing its size and shape. However, when considering this type of cosmetic surgery, it is important that one discusses the procedure with their ENT surgeon in depth, before making their final decision on how they would like to proceed.

ENT London is a premier private ENT clinic in London that has developed an outstanding reputation in performing nose surgery. When patients considering nose surgery visit our ENT clinic for a consultation, we pay careful attention to their aspirations and concerns, and provide expert advice on what they can realistically expect to achieve. The goal of our ENT surgeons is to help our patients make an informed decision as to whether rhinoplasty is the right choice for them.

Surgical Procedure

ENT surgeons can utilise many different techniques to perform nose surgery. Prior to undergoing rhinoplasty, the ENT surgeon may place drops in the nose of a patient, to constrict blood vessels and minimise bleeding. Depending on the particular case, the ENT surgeon will make an incision under the rim, within the nose or in another nasal area. After separating the soft tissue of the nose; the bone and cartilage is re-sculpted to achieve the desired look. The skin is later sealed with fine sutures to minimize scarring.

Two common types of rhinoplasty are reduction rhinoplasty and augmentation rhinoplasty.

Reduction rhinoplasty involves reducing the size of the nose. This procedure can usually be completed within two to five hours, depending on the requirements of the particular procedure. As reduction rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anaesthesia, patients may require an overnight hospital stay.

Augmentation rhinoplasty involves increasing in the size of the nose. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, it could take approximately two to three hours for an ENT surgeon to perform. Again this is usually performed under general anaesthesia, patients who undergo this type of nose surgery are in most cases require an overnight hospital stay.

Patients suffering from breathing problems due to a deviated septum or other nose deformities may also have it corrected during rhinoplasty. There is no specific age limit for patients who wish to have nose surgery. However, most ENT surgeons recommend waiting until the mid-teens before undergoing nose surgery for cosmetic reasons if possible.

ENT London is one of UK’s leading centres for rhinoplasty, and can be contacted on 0207 580 6970.


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