Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a 'nose job', is one of the most popular surgeries performed in the UK. While it can be performed for aesthetic reasons, it can also be performed as a correctional or functional procedure.
What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, or nose job, is a procedure performed to change the shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty may be performed in order to change how the nose looks (the overall appearance), or improve the patient's breathing. In some cases, it may be a solution for both. It is a complex procedure which reshapes the nose to suit the patient's appearance or specific needs, which of course is different from case to case. This means the procedure requires great skill and it is recommended that you visit a certified surgeon with significant experience in the field.,
Why is rhinoplasty done?
Rhinoplasty may be done in order to correct the nose or improve the appearance of the nose after an injury. It can also be performed to correct birth defects or certain structural problems which cause breathing difficulties. In some cases, the individual may choose to undergo rhinoplasty simply for aesthetic reasons, as they wish to improve the appearance of their nose.
How is rhinoplasty done?
As everyone's face is different, rhinoplasty itself is not a set procedure with a specific set of steps - it is not a 'one size fits all' operation. You should first visit a facial plastic surgeon who will be able to recommend the next steps based on your own particular anatomy and based on what you want to achieve with your rhinoplasty. At your consultation, your rhinoplasty surgeon will explain the type of surgery they would perform, and how they would perform it, based on your individual needs.
Which specialist should I see?
Rhinoplasty surgeries are typically performed by plastic surgeons, but nowadays many patients choose an expert facial plastic surgeon for their surgery. These can be certified plastic surgeons, or an expert otolaryngologist (ENT surgeon), who specialise in the ear, nose and throat and conditions which affect these areas. Due to their many years of study and experience in this area, they are an ideal choice for patients choosing to undergo rhinoplasty surgery. To find the best nose surgeon on Top Doctors, simply select 'rhinoplasty' as an area of expertise in the search bar, enter your location, and we will show you leading experts in your area from a selection of the best nose surgeons in the UK.