Reasons Why People Undergo Rhinoplasty
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Thousands people undergo rhinoplasty every year, making it the fifth most popular form of cosmetic surgery in the United Kingdom. Commonly also referred to as a ‘nose job’, rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure through which the nose is modified by a surgeon who have received specialist training performing nose surgery, such as an appropriately qualified ENT surgeon. Rhinoplasty can be performed to enhance the appearance of the nose, restore nasal functions, reconstruct its form, and correct birth defects.
Below are some common reasons why patients may choose to have rhinoplasty:
- Large noses: Noses that are too wide or which have a bulbous tip can sometimes draw too much attention, and appear disproportionate to the rest of the facial features. Rhinoplasty can reduce the size of the nose to make it more in line with the patient’s other facial features.
- Small noses: Some patients feel that their nose is too small for their face. In such cases, they may be advised augmentation rhinoplasty, during which bone and tissue is transplanted to their nose, to increase its size.
- Nasal bumps: A lump on the bridge may sometimes give a person a hawk-like appearance. Some such individuals may consider nose surgery for removal of the bump, and straightening of their noses.
- Misshapen noses: Rhinoplasty for correcting twisted noses can be considerably complex, and should ideally be performed by an ENT surgeon who is skilled and experienced in performing the procedure. It generally costs more than other types of nose surgery.
- Nasal tip: Nose surgery can shorten the tip of an over-projected nose, as well as lengthen under-projected noses. It can also be used to modify upturned noses, or slightly turn a straight nose upwards. Rhinoplasty is also used to correct droopy noses, which can make patients appear younger than they are.
- Removal of defects: Individuals with moles, scars or pigmentation on their nose can have them removed through rhinoplasty. Other small refinements to the nose, for aesthetic purposes, can be achieved through the skilful use of finesse rhinoplasty.
- Damaged noses: Patients who have injured or broken their nose, due to an accident, can have their nose restored through reconstructive nose surgery. During this process, tissue and bone may be transplanted from various sources, depending on the case, to build up missing portions of the nose.
- Functional problems: Rhinoplasty can be used to remove blockages of the nasal airway, and improve breathing. Some common procedures are nasal septoplasty, turbinate reduction, and nasal polyp removal.
- Birth defects: This includes correction of nasal anomalies that prevent a new born infant from breathing, such as nasal clefts, choanal atresia and polyrrhinia. It also includes procedures to rectify other congential problems.
Situated in the heart of London, ENT London is a premier ENT clinic that specialises in rhinoplasty. It is led by Professor Ram Dhillon, a renowned ENT surgeon and NHS Consultant, who is committed to the delivery of superior patient care. Over the last 15 years, ENT London has developed an outstanding reputation, for which patients have visited it, from all around the world.
ENT London is one of UK’s leading rhinoplasty clinics, and can be contacted on 0207 580 6970.