Rhinoplasty has remained one of the most popular cosmetic procedures carried out in the UK for decades. When done correctly, it has the power to boost confidence, and significantly alter the way you look. Prior to undergoing a rhinoplasty, it helps to know what kind of aesthetic nose problems it can address.

To give you a better idea of whether a nose job is right for you, here we will look at what the surgery can and can’t do.

What nose problems can a rhinoplasty fix?

When carried out correctly, a rhinoplasty procedure can help to fix a range of issues. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the most common nose problems the procedure can address…

Reducing the size of the nose:

For those who feel their nose is too large in relation to their other facial features a rhinoplasty can reduce the size of the nose, softening its appearance and producing a nose of more optimal appearance. This significantly improves the appearance of the face and often enhances other features such as the eyes or lips.

The nose is reduced in all proportions: projection, length and width and the tip is usually refined.

Improving the bridge profile, removing bumps or dips:

Rhinoplasty can also help you to straighten any dips or bumps within the nose. These can be caused by an injury, or genetics. In the event of trauma, scar tissue and new bone can form, causing lumps in the nose. In genetic cases, the bone or cartilage may have overdeveloped.

The surgeon will be able to smooth any dips, and flatten bumps, leaving behind a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing result.

Reducing the size of the tip:

Rhinoplasty usually involves refining the nasal tip to produce a nose of optimal proportion. It can also increase tip support and correct tip asymmetry when required.

Fixing a crooked nose:

Whether you were born with a crooked nose, or you have suffered an injury, rhinoplasty can help to straighten it out. The nose will appear crooked if the septum or nasal bones are not sitting in the centre of the face or are asymmetric.

A number of rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty techniques are used to correct these issues. These involve straightening and symmetrising the nasal skeleton, usually resulting in improved air flow and breathing.

Correcting the results of previous unsatisfactory rhinoplasty’s surgery:

A revision rhinoplasty is used to correct the results of previous unsatisfactory surgery. A range of techniques are used dependent on the individual requirements to produce a nose of optimal shape and proportions. This may involve adding a number of cartilage grafts either from the nose itself, or elsewhere such as the ear or rib in some cases.

What nose problems can’t a rhinoplasty fix?

While a rhinoplasty procedure can help improve the look of the nose in relation to the rest of the face, it may not be able to give you the exact same nose as somebody else as they may have different qualities or types of tissues such as skin quality and thickness.

To find out exactly what type of results you can expect, book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley today.