Commonly referred to as a ‘nose job’, a rhinoplasty deals with the reshaping of the bridge, tip, or overall profile of the nose. It is one of the most impactful cosmetic procedures and the confidence it can bring to patients is truly life-changing. Many women feel self-conscious about their nose, whether because they feel it is too large, they are unhappy with the size of the nostrils, the bridge has lumps and bumps or an injury has caused damage to its appearance. A rhinoplasty uses different techniques to correct these concerns for a more proportioned, refined look. Resizing and reshaping the nose can revitalise your face, bringing about a transformation in not only your appearance but also your self-esteem and confidence.
At Glow, we understand that everyone’s reasons for wanting a rhinoplasty are completely unique, so we listen, we treat you like an individual, and we always provide a bespoke service. A rhinoplasty procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic, taking approximately 2 hours and typically requires an overnight stay in one of our comfortable private hospitals.
A ‘nose job’ procedure is either performed from inside the nostrils, referred to as a closed rhinoplasty, or by making a small cut on the nose and elevating the skin, known as an open rhinoplasty. The incisions are most commonly internal and at the columella (the base of the tip), but your surgeon will explain to you which type of rhinoplasty will be right for you depending on your specific concerns. A rhinoplasty procedure can include refining the bridge, tip or overall profile:
Bridge – Your surgeon will remove the bone and cartilage that is causing the ridge or bump in the bridge of your nose. The nose may then be broken, moved and aligned to allow the shape of the nose to become narrower.
Tip – Your surgeon will make a small incision between the nostrils in an open rhinoplasty. The cartilage that makes up the tip-support is partly removed and reshaped.
Width – The side nasal bone is broken and then your surgeon repositions it to reduce the width of the nose and achieve a narrower appearance.
Length – The central structure of the nose, called the septum, can be adjusted by your surgeon, to help reduce the overall length of the nose.
Once your surgeon has repositioned and resized the nose, the incisions are closed and the nose is packed and supported to keep the delicate area protected.