nose job / nose reshaping
Nose re-shaping surgery, technically known as rhinoplasty, is typically performed to alter the shape or size of a patient’s nose. It is favoured by those who are unhappy with their nose’s appearance but can also be carried out for medical reasons, for example, if a patient is suffering breathing problems.
Nose job operations are the most common form of plastic surgery in men, with figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) revealing around 525 operations carried out on UK males in 2006. However, as with all cosmetic surgery procedures, far more women still undergo nose jobs – more than 2,670 women had operations to improve the shape of their nose in 2006 alone.
Nose reshaping is a technically difficult procedure and it is accepted that a certain percentage of people will require revision surgery after their initial operation to achieve their desired result.
Below is a list of typical problems associated with a nose reshaping operation:
- Deformity of the bridge of the nose, for example saddle deformity or "supra-tip hollowing" caused by excessive removal of tissue
- Nasal collapse
- Failure to fracture the nose and reduce its breadth
- Lop-sided or asymmetrical nose or nostrils
- Problems following the insertion of grafts and the misplacement of grafts
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