01 March 2019
Rhinoplasty Q&A with Mr Patrick Jassar, Consultant ENT Surgeon
What is Rhinoplasty surgery and is it for me?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure specifically performed to reshape your nose, either for cosmetic, or for restructuring purposes (to help with breathing), or both. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures. Most people considering rhinoplasty want to bring the shape and size of their nose into better balance with their face. Many have been teased about their nose since childhood and are eager to correct characteristics they have been embarrassed about for years. They want a nose that compliments their other features rather than one that dominates their appearance. Rhinoplasty varies from one patient to another, and an individual’s rhinoplasty should be planned according to their specific features and aesthetic proportions, together with functional considerations. As such, it is recognised to be one of the most technically demanding cosmetic procedures and ideally is performed by a surgeon who specialises in rhinoplasty surgery.
The nose is the most dominant part of the face. Its prominence is what defines our facial profile and character. Many people suffer feelings of insecurity and inadequacy because of nasal disproportions. Rhinoplasty is a step that can make a dramatic change to your life and should be considered if you are unhappy with the shape of your nose or feel self-conscious about your facial appearance because of your nose.
What is rhinoplasty surgery capable of accomplishing?
Plastic surgery is capable of altering the nose in many ways according to your specific aesthetic and functional needs. Common modifications include:
1. Size reductions
2. Shape alterations and correction of asymmetry
3. Corrections of the bridge of the nose
4. Changes to the angle between the nose and the upper lip
5. Restoration of proper functioning (following injury or nasal cavity abnormalities)
6. Breathing Improvements through both nostrils
These are carried out to refine your features by achieving a natural look that complements your face
What is the recovery time after my Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is most often a relatively painless procedure. In 30% of cases no breaks of the nasal bones are required and an outside incision is not always needed. Usually you can start to return to work and other normal activities after a week
What is the next step if I am considering Rhinoplasty surgery?
The decision to undergo surgery should never be rushed, therefore companies offering “discounted rates” or “surgery abroad” to urge you to sign up and reduce costs should be treated with caution. If you have been thinking about a rhinoplasty procedure for some time and are considering going ahead, then the next step is to discuss this with a specialist rhinoplasty surgeon. By having a face-to-face consultation with your surgeon you benefit from having your particular needs assessed and with the help of photographs you can gain a first hand understanding of what is possible for you
Mr Patrick Jassar MBChB, FRCS Ed, FRCS ORL-HNS, Dip Aesthetic Surgery is a specialist in Cosmetic and Functional Rhinoplasty Surgery and consults at Spire Hull & East Riding Hospital.