• Rhinoplasty

  • The procedure

    Rhinoplasty surgery aims to improve the appearance of your nose. The surgery aims to reshape the nose to a more aesthetic appearance, in-keeping with your overall facial shape.

     

  • What does it involve?

    The procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic (with you asleep) usually as a day case (in and out of hospital in the same day) or with an overnight stay if required. The operation is either performed with incisions on the inside of your nose alone (a closed rhinoplasty), or with an additional cut on the columella (the middle part of the nose separating your nostrils – an open rhinoplasty). The skin of the nose is separated from the underlying cartilage and bone – these are then altered to the desired shape prior to the skin being redraped over them. It is complex 3-dimensional surgery that rebuilds your nose from the inside. 

    What are the benefits?

    Rhinoplasty surgery will improve the appearance of your nose and often improves your breathing.  A rhinoplasty can straighten your nose, correct a hump, change the shape and size of the tip of your nose, narrow your nose as well as achieve other changes.