Rhinoplasty is a very popular facial cosmetic procedure usually performed to enhance the nose’s appearance. It has also been performed for medical reasons such as treating a blocked nose. Indeed, it is possible to improve the shape of the nose and the way it works during the same operation.
If you are concerned with the appearance of your nose or suffering from nasal blockage, then a rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty may be highly effective. Contact the best rhinoplasty surgeons in London today for a consultation and learn how they can help you achieve the most attractive nose shapes.
The Most Attractive Nose Shapes
The Turned-up Nose
A turned-up nose, also known as the celestial nose, is found in around 13% of the overall population. It is considered one of the most aesthetically pleasing forms of the nose. This nose shape has concave features that display a depression in the mid-part and a tip that protrudes slightly. Most people find the nose attractive if the curvature of the bridge is gentle. For someone whose nose has a deeper curve a rhinoplasty can be a good option to reduce the curve and improve the overall appearance.
The Nubian-shaped Nose
The Nubian nose type is common in those of African descent. This nose shape has a broader base with prominent nostrils. The bride may be less prominent. Many individuals with this nose shape request for the overall width of the nose to be narrowed.
The Greek-shaped Nose
The Greek-shaped nose shape runs in a straight line from the eyes to the tip without a curve, bump or hook. This nose shape is also known as a straight nose because of the smooth line and pointed tip. Greek noses are generally more common in models, which makes them more attractive overall.
The Roman-shaped Nose
The Roman-shaped nose is an over-projected nose shape characterized by an outward curvature in the center or bridge of the nose protruding. The bridge is pronounced and curved or bent. This nose shape appears to be hooked because of its prominent bridge. The Roman-shaped nose is often associated with a person who possesses a strong personality.
The Snub-shaped Nose
The snub-shaped nose is thin and pointy alongside a slightly curved, smaller silhouette. This nose shape features a tip which tips up slightly at the end. The shape is similar to a celestial nose, but the snub nose is softer overall.
The Hawk Nose
As the name suggests, this nose shape is directly associated with a hawk’s bent break. The hawk nose looks like a protruding nose bridge that arches across the middle part. However, this nose shape might obstruct airflow and cause respiratory difficulties. Rhinoplasty can help correct impaired breathing.
The Droopy Nasal Tip
People with droopy nasal tips have larger nostrils and a tip that droops when the person smiles. A rhinoplasty procedure can stop this nasal dipping by weakening the specific muscle responsible for that dip. Treating a droopy nose requires an experienced surgeon to ensure the overall results balance your face.
The Bulbous-tipped Nose
Individuals with a bulbous nose generally have a very broad nose tip with no tip definition. This type of nose can have very big cartilages causing the shape issues or may be caused by the cartilages being angled incorrectly. It is possible to make significant improvements to patient with a wide or bulbous tip but again it is important that you select an experienced surgeon to help achieve a good result.
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Nose reshaping or rhinoplasty is an excellent option to improve the appearance and aesthetics of your nose. The procedure can also help you improve the function of the nose. But there are many things which you need to consider before getting a rhinoplasty.
The cost of rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty costs can range significantly. In the UK you can expect to pay up to £8,000-12,000 for your procedure. It is possible to get a cheaper procedure in the UK but you must thoroughly check the credentials of your surgeon. Travelling overseas for surgery may be possible but again you need to bear in mind the practicalities. If you have a problem in the period after surgery, seeing your surgeon could be difficult. You must also consider language barrier issues as well as how you will ensure you select a well-trained surgeon who can deliver your results in a safe way.
What should you know before going ahead with rhinoplasty?
You should consult with the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the UK to discuss crucial factors determining whether you are a good candidate for this procedure. Your surgeon will ask you about your motivation, goals, and medical history.
The surgeon will conduct a complete physical examination, including any laboratory tests, and examine your facial features. You will have photos taken of your nose. The surgeon may use computer software to manipulate the photos to show you the kinds of results you can expect.
Your surgeon may advise you to avoid medications (if you take any) for two weeks before and after surgery because these medications may increase bleeding. In addition, your surgeon will advise you to stop smoking as it slows the healing process and may make you more prone to getting an infection after surgery.
Tips for choosing the right surgeon
Are you considering getting a nose job in London? You should check the Care Quality Commission (CQC). All independent hospitals and clinics that provide cosmetic procedures in the UK are registered with CQC.
To check if a rhinoplasty surgeon in the UK is registered, you can visit the General Medical Council (GMC) website and search the surgeon’s name in the search bar. You should check that your surgeon is on the specialist register for ENT (‘Otolaryngology’) or Plastic Surgery.
You can also use online review platforms and social media sites such as Instagram to check results and review for your surgeon’s work.
Ask your surgeon:
- how many nose jobs they’ve performed
- what are their patient satisfaction rates
- about their experience and qualifications
What can rhinoplasty treat?
- Nose reduction:
In this type of procedure, your surgeon will reduce the size of your nose by adjusting the bones or cartilage.
- Nose augmentation:
This is performed to increase the size of the nose by grafting cartilage from other body parts, like the ears or ribs.
- Straighten your nose:
This procedure involves the realignment of the nasal cartilage and bone to achieve a straight nose.
- Modify the shape of the bridge of your nose or the angle of the nasal tip.
Nose jobs in London
are usually carried out under full or general anesthesia. The procedure involves either making tiny cuts inside the nostrils that are hidden (closed rhinoplasty) or one small cut across the skin which separates the nostrils (open rhinoplasty).
Closed rhinoplasty doesn’t leave any visible scars and causes less swelling compared with an open rhinoplasty. An open rhinoplasty allows generally better control on improving the nasal tip shape, however. The procedure usually takes around 1.5 to 4 hours. You may experience difficulty breathing for a few couple of days. Your surgeon will also give you some painkillers to help you control discomfort or pain.
Does a nose job cause a lot of pain?
After the procedure or during the recovery period, you may experience mild pain and bleeding. But it’s normal. Most patients rate their pain between 0 and 4 out of 10 after one day of the procedure.
It’s recommended to take up to two weeks off to recover from the rhinoplasty procedure. It might take several months before you see the final results of the procedure.
After one week of the procedure, the surgeon will remove your stitches (unless you have dissolved stitches) and splint.
After three weeks of the procedure, you may notice bruises, redness, and swelling have faded. You can gradually resume most of your daily activities.
After four to six weeks, you can resume some strenuous exercise. However, consult with your doctor before resuming these activities.
Your surgeon may advise you:
- Raise your head higher than your chest while sleeping. You can use pillows for a couple of days to reduce the swelling.
- Avoid getting the splint wet and hot baths.
- Avoid removing any crusts or blowing your nose.
- Sneeze with your mouth open where possible.
- Do not remove your bandages on your own.
- Slowly brush your teeth to limit the upper lip movement.
- Eat a balanced diet and avoid smoking.
Are you considering getting rhinoplasty? Or, looking for rhinoplasty surgeons in London?
Contact us now! We offer cosmetic rhinoplasty services dedicated to improving the function and shape of your nose. Our surgeons will work with you to balance the overall shape of your nose so that it is in harmony with your facial features. We have years of experience in dealing with the complexities of the procedure and providing personalized care to give patients safe, effective, long-lasting, and satisfying results.
We will help you understand how rhinoplasty can enhance the appearance and function of your nose.