There are few surgical cosmetic procedures in the world more well-known than rhinoplasty. Known to many simply as the ‘nose job’, rhinoplasty surgery involves reshaping the nose to create a more agreeable aesthetic result. While nose reshaping is often thought of solely as a cosmetic procedure to smooth bumps on the bridge of the nose, or to reduce a bulbous nose tip, it is also frequently used to ease breathing problems and sinus issues.
Popular with both men and women – and all ages – rhinoplasty surgery continues to be one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures in the UK today. Techniques have advanced greatly in the last decade, and a rhinoplasty can also be combined with other forms of facial surgery (such as a brow lift, or chin augmentation) depending on the underlying cause for a patient’s concern. There are also non-surgical nose reshaping treatments available, and Mr. Aftab Ahmed is highly-skilled in delivering both forms of nose reshaping; in some cases combining the two for the best result.
Most surgeons advice patients who are looking into this procedure, to get it done while they are young or as soon as possible, as it’s easier to get used to such a major change earlier in life, rather than later, as you would have had fewer years ‘putting up’ with it the old way. A consultation is the best way to find out which type of treatment is right for you, as in some cases, if the problem is very small, non-surgical options may be more suitable.
In regards to surgery, there are several techniques in performing the nose job, and because surgical rhinoplasty is a reasonably invasive procedure, it is still usually performed under general anaesthetic. The two main forms of rhinoplasty surgery are commonly referred to as open and closed; which you’re offered is often based on the concern you wish to correct, as well as healing time.
The ‘open’ rhinoplasty involves an incision made in the columella – the column which connects the two nostrils, known as the ‘columella’. Cartilage and bones are removed before the incision is closed. This is the preferred technique for most surgeons, as it makes it much easier for them to see what they are doing but is usually used for more extensive cases. Mr. Ahmed will explain the procedure in more detail during your consultation.
A ‘closed’ rhinoplasty is essentially the same as an open rhinoplasty, except the nasal work is conducted via the nostril, making it more suitable for simpler cases requiring less work. There is also potentially less scaring associated with this form of rhinoplasty surgery, as the incisions are made from within the nose itself.
Both types of rhinoplasty surgery have merit and you will need to meet with Mr. Ahmed to find out which procedure is more suited to your needs. If you are considering a nose job, then booking your consultation will ensure that you get the procedure which suits you best and give you the results you desire. Healing time varies from patient to patient, but you will need to take some time off work to recover, and to allow the bruising to subside.
Rhinoplasty surgery has come a long way in the last 10 years, and techniques have improved ensuring results are natural. Mr. Ahmed is passionate about nose reshaping surgery, and has extensive training in performing this type of facial surgery. His eye for detail is second to none, and having performed thousands of nose reshaping procedures over the years, you can be sure you’re putting your surgery in the best hands.
If you would like to learn more about nose reshaping procedures, book a consultation with Mr. Aftab Ahmed today to discuss your options and get a tailored treatment plan.