Rhinoplasty (Nose reshaping)

Nose is the central feature of the face and a deformity of the nose makes patients very conscious of the deformity. The most common deformity is a large nose with a hump and the operation to correct this is called a reduction Rhinoplasty. The other deformities that can be corrected are a short nose, crooked nose, and saddle nose deformities.

The size of the nose requires to be increased in some deformities such as a saddle nose deformity often seen in boxer or rugby players. This is called an augmentation rhinoplasty. Sometimes the deformity is confined to the nasal tip only. If the nasal deformity is accompanied with breathing difficulty this can be corrected at the same time by a septo-rhinoplasty.

Aim of surgery:

Rhinoplasty operation aims to alter the shape and the size of the nose. It also aims to restore the balance of the face. Some patients with large nose have a small chin this makes the nose appear larger than it actually is. In these cases a Chin augmentation restores the facial balance and improves the overall appearance.

Computer Projection:

Preoperative computer projection of results gives the patient better understanding of what to expect and the surgeon a better understanding of what the patient desires. Computer projection is only a simulation and actual results will differ. In general the actual results are better than the computer projection. At Rodney Street Clinic we have be using computer projections for over 10 years.

Commonly Asked Questions:

Are there any scars?

Most of the incisions for a rhinoplasty operation are made inside the nose and there are no visible scars. Occasionally the surgeon will require using an open technique these results in a tiny scar below the nose.

What is the anaesthetic used?

The operation is carried out under general anaesthesia.

How long does the operation take?

The operation normally takes about one to one and half hours. You are admitted to hospital for one night.

How long do I need to be off work?

There will be some swelling and bruising around the eyes. Most patients are able to return to work within 2 weeks.

Are there any complications?

Normally complications are not anticipated. However complication can occur with any surgery. Bleeding is an occasional complication. The surgeon will discuss all the complications at the time of the consultaion.

Meet Your Surgeon

Mr Juma is a Plastic Surgeon with 25 years of medical experience who has a long established reputation within his field. He is a Senior NHS Plastic Surgeon, a Medical Examiner and Honorary Lecturer who is renowned for being a perfectionist.

For your peace of mind, Mr Juma is GMC registered and a member of the Plastic Surgery UK membership bodies BAAPS and BAPRAS.

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