What is Rhinoplasty?
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According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty is the fifth most common form of cosmetic surgery in the country, with numerous people undergoing it daily. Commonly also referred to as a ‘nose job’ or ‘nose surgery’, rhinoplasty is a form of cosmetic surgery during which the original structure of the nose is modified to improve appearance or function. To ensure a successful outcome for rhinoplasty, it is vital that the procedure be performed by a highly skilled nose surgeon who has received specialised training, such as an appropriately qualified ENT surgeon.
The term ‘rhinoplasty’ is derived from ‘rhinos’, the Greek word for nose, and ‘plassein’, a Greek word meaning ‘to shape’. An interesting fact about nose surgery is that it has been practiced in various forms, by different cultures, since 600 BC. In ancient India, physicians used cheek tissue to restore noses that had been amputated as a punishment for crimes. During the First World War, rhinoplasty continued to be used for reconstructive purposes, to rebuild the noses of soldiers damaged in battle.
It wasn’t until the 1950s that rhinoplasty began to be known as a procedure through which the aesthetic appearance of the nose could be enhanced. Since then, many celebrities have publicly admitted to undergoing it for cosmetic reasons, which has led many others to follow suit. Cosmetic rhinoplasty involves the reshaping of nasal tissue, bone and cartilage, to change size, modify shape, remove bumps on the bridge, adjust defects and erase blemishes.
From a health perspective, rhinoplasty can correct nasal deformities that impair regular breathing and proper oxygen intake. Snoring is one such health problem that can be solved through nose surgery. Snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, and is usually the result of blockage in the throat or nose. In cases where snoring is caused due to blockage in the nose, nose surgery is used to remove some or all of the cartilage, to ensure that air flows to the lungs freely.
ENT London is a premier ENT clinic in London that specialises in rhinoplasty. Led by Professor Ram Dhillon, the team of highly qualified ENT surgeons at ENT London are fully accredited specialists, who are registered with the UK General Medical Council. They bring with them a unique depth of expertise in performing various rhinoplasty procedures, and are committed to offering the highest level of patient care.
ENT London is one of UK’s leading rhinoplasty clinics, and can be contacted on +44(0) 207 580 6970.