What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery or “nose job”, is a surgical procedure that aims to reshape and refine a patient’s nose. Rhinoplasty is a very frequently requested procedure due to the fact that it is common for people to dislike the shape or size of their nose.
Successful rhinoplasty surgery achieves a more harmonious aesthetic relationship between the nose and other features. It may also improve a patient’s nasal airway (breathing) if underlying structural abnormalities are present and appropriate internal nasal procedures are undertaken.
Why Should I Choose Mr. Banwell for My Nose Surgery?
Mr. Miles Banwell is regarded as one of the top facial plastic surgeons in London. He has been performing nose surgery in the area for over 20 years and remains an active member in the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe. Mr Banwell combines precision and exceptional skill with a natural artistic ability to produce beautiful and natural-looking rhinoplasty results. His quality of work is evident in his before-and-after gallery. Mr Banwell is also renowned for his exceptional patient care, receiving countless 5-star reviews from his satisfied patients.
“Totally over exceeded my expectations – so pleased and incredibly thankful for my new nose!” – RealSelf.com, Rhinoplasty Patient Review
Patients seek rhinoplasty for many reasons. Some may be seeking improvements in nasal profile, for example hump removal. Nasal tip refinement is often requested, to improve a boxy or bulbous nasal tip. Some patients desire nasal width alteration, whilst others request correction of asymmetry or deviation. Other patients seek rhinoplasty for medical reasons to correct a structural deformity and improve function.
Common rhinoplasty types include:
Cosmetic: Reshapes or resizes the nose to improve its appearance as well as enhance facial harmony.
Rhino-tip: Alters cartilage on the nasal tip. Unlike traditional or full rhinoplasty, rhino-tip leaves the bone structure intact and thus is considered to be less invasive.
Ethnic: This approach to nose surgery focuses on altering the appearance of the nose while preserving or enhancing a patient’s distinct ethnic features.
Revision: Also known as secondary rhinoplasty, this procedure corrects complications or unfavorable results following primary (or initial) rhinoplasty.
Septoplasty: Corrects a deviated septum to allow for better airflow through the nose and proper breathing.
Rhinoplasty Surgical Techniques
There are two main techniques used to perform rhinoplasty: the closed and open techniques. With the closed technique, the incision is made on the interior of the nostrils. While this technique does not leave any visible scars and recovery is typically shorter, the surgeon has less visibility and control during surgery.
With the open technique, an incision is made on the columella, the thin strip of skin separating the nostrils. The advantage to this approach is that the surgeon has more visibility and control during surgery. The open technique leaves a visible (but small) scar and requires a longer recovery period than the closed technique. Mr Banwell usually favours the open technique, especially for more complex procedures that involve more delicate modifications.
FAQs About Nose Surgery
What Can I Expect During My Consultation?
During your consultation with Mr Banwell, the surgeon will examine your nose and facial anatomy. He will ask you to point out what you do and do not like about your nose, as well as what your cosmetic goals are.
Visualization is very important in setting good expectations and goals. Mr Banwell will share before-and-after photos of other patients who have had similar procedures. He will also use photo morphing technology to show patients how they will appear after their nose surgery. Together, you and Mr Banwell will work to design a treatment plan that achieves the desired outcome.
How Visible Will My Scars Be?
When performing nose surgery, Mr. Banwell favours an open rhinoplasty technique. This technique minimizes scarring and hides the incision across the columella. After a few weeks, the scar is typically barely visible.
How Long Will It Take to Recover?
After your nose surgery, you will be required to wear a nasal splint for the first week and can expect swelling around the eyes for up to two weeks. After two weeks, you will be able to return to work and resume non-strenuous activities. Exercise should be avoided for three to six weeks after your rhinoplasty procedure.
What Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses dermal fillers to alter the shape, symmetry and size of the nose. It is a suitable choice for patients who desire minor and temporary adjustments to the appearance of the nose. The specific injectable products used during non-surgical rhinoplasty vary based on the results you desire.
If you are a local Essex or London patient who is considering rhinoplasty and would like to learn more details, schedule a face to face consultation with Mr Banwell and see if cosmetic nose surgery is right for you.