Rhinoplasty

Look better, feel more confident

Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip.

It is a reshaping of the cartilage, bone and sometimes the soft tissues of the nose.

What is the procedure?

The skin of the nose is separated from the supporting bone and cartilage, which is sculpted to the desired shape using the technique your surgeon has decided on.

The bone and cartilage of the nose are altered to the desired shape and the skin repositioned over them, giving a most pleasing result. As most surgery is carried out internally, there are rarely any visible scars following a nose reshaping surgical procedure.

Could I be a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty?

You could be a candidate for rhinoplasty if you are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way your nose appears.

Although there are many reasons for having rhinoplasty, you are probably a good candidate for it if you have one of the following conditions:

  • You have a nose that you feel is disproportionate to the size of your face
  • You have a nose that appears too wide when viewed from the front
  • You have a nose that is crooked or off-centre
  • You have a bump on the bridge of the nose
  • You have nostrils that are excessively flared
  • You have a tip that droops or plunges, or is thickened or enlarged
  • You have a previous injury which has left your nose asymmetrical
  • You have problems breathing due to structural defects

Will I really look better and feel better after rhinoplasty?

The vast majority of rhinoplasty patients look better and feel better after surgery. In fact, most are thrilled with the results rhinoplasty can achieve.

Contact a featured cosmetic surgeon today

Every year, thousands of people throughout the UK benefit enormously from rhinoplasty, but only through an in-depth discussion with your surgeon will you be able to truly understand the benefits, risks and expected outcomes of this procedure.

You will find further information on rhinoplasty nose surgery in our cosmetic surgery guide