Facial Plastic Surgery Centre

Facial Plastic Surgeryhead and neck surgery

Nose Reconstruction

NOSE SURGERY

  • Rhinoplasty with the aim of enhancing facial aesthetic is gaining more popularity around the world and has become one of the most common facial plastic procedures.
  • Nose is recognised as the central feature of the face and plays an important role in one’s appearance and self-esteem.
  • Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure where the nose is reshaped, reduced or augmented to improve its appearance or alternatively correct breathing problems associated with structural issues involving a deviated septum and nasal wall support.

TYPES OF RHINOPLASTY (NOSE SURGERY):

There are different types of Rhinoplasty that can be offered specific to your individual needs. These include:

AESTHETIC RHINOPLASTY
  • You can consider rhinoplasty if you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose. This can address various aspects of nasal form including size and shape, tip projection or rotation, and improve the relationship between the nose and the upper lip to balance the facial features and improve facial harmony.
  • Crisalix 3D imaging are made available for patients to view the projected outcome of their rhinoplasty during their consultation.
  • Rhinoplasty can transform appearance and result in life-changing improvement in self-confidence.
 
FUNCTIONAL RHINOPLASTY
  • This can be considered when you are experiencing functional problems with nasal breathing.
  • The internal structures within the nose have a tremendous effect on the patient’s ability to breathe. This is often due to a deviated septum resulting in a crooked nose.
  • Septoplasty, a surgery to correct this deviated septum can improve the nasal airway without changing the appearance of the nose.
  • Combined with Rhinoplasty however (known as Septorhinoplasty), the surgery effectively treats breathing problems, in addition to improving the patient’s appearance.
REVISION RHINOPLASTY
  • If you are experiencing poor results from previous nasal surgery, you can consider revision rhinoplasty. This is ideal for individuals who have ended up with unsatisfactory nasal form such as excessively elevated nasal tip or loss of supporting structures of the nose leading to collapsed or narrow bridge or perhaps functional problem of difficulty with breathing.
  • These are considered more complex procedures, often requiring additional cartilage to reconstruct the nose.
 
RECONSTRUCTIVE RHINOPLASTY
  • This is to restore missing parts of the nose or improve function following excision of tumours or previous nasal trauma during accidents.
  • These are considered by far the most challenging group of nasal surgeries, often requiring several stages to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Mr Mattine is amongst a handful of surgeons in the United Kingdom offering surgery for Total Nasal Reconstruction and frequently invited to lecture on this topic at international meetings.

RHINOPLASTY TECHNIQUES:

Surgical rhinoplasty can be performed either in an open or closed approach.

 
CLOSED RHINOPLASTY
  • Here all incisions are internal and hence no scars and less postoperative swelling. This technique is indicated with milder nasal deformities where extensive change is not anticipated.
 
OPEN RHINOPLASTY
  • This requires a very small incision, often no more than 3-4 mms hidden on the columella on the underside of the nose.
  • This technique gives the surgeon the best access to all areas of the nose and better opportunity to address the more complex and severe nasal deformities, such as in revision rhinoplasty or where drastic changes are to be made.
 
NON-SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY
  • Non-surgical procedures such as temporary fillers can address minor defects of the nose and improve appearance. This technique can add volume, camouflage a nasal hump, raise the tip and hide minor imperfections
  • These results are only short-term and this procedure should be performed only by qualified surgeons with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and experience in surgical management of nasal deformities.


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