Nose jobs were amongst the top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures in 2020.
And it makes sense.
When striving for facial harmony, the nose tends to be the cause of imbalance being at the centre of the face.
What’s more, the nose is typically the first facial feature people notice.
So, it can have a real effect on self-esteem. From being shy to preventing lifelong goals, insecurity has a far-reaching impact on both your everyday and life as a whole.
A nose job, or ‘rhinoplasty’ as it’s medically known, is a way of changing the shape, size and appearance of your nose.
But not only can it change the way you look, it can change the way you feel.
You might be wondering whether a nose job is the right choice for you, whether it can help with your specific concerns. Here we’ve outlined the most common reasons to get a nose job, to give you some guidance and help make your decision.
A crooked nose is when a nose doesn’t follow a straight line, causing it to appear off-centre as it curves to one side of the face. It can be hereditary or the result of an injury. Opting for a nose job to help with a crooked nose can be for both cosmetic and functional reasons as it can affect breathing.
Bulbous nose tip
A bulbous tip can make the nose look wide or disproportionate. Reshaping the lower lateral cartilage can make the nose appear more triangular.
Bump in the nose bridge
A nose job can reduce or remove bumps on the bridge of your nose – the dorsal hump. Dorsal humps are cartilage and bone irregularities that can be hereditary or caused by injury. Removing a dorsal hump is one of the most common reasons people opt for a nose job.
Removal can be through open or closed rhinoplasty.
Open rhinoplasty is the most common option, involving the surgeon making a small incision to sand down and reshape the bone.
Closed rhinoplasty on the other hand, is where the surgeon goes through the nostrils to alter bone and cartilage.
Cartilage and bone determine the shape and width of your nose. If you’d like a narrower nose bridge, the procedure often involves breaking the nose in order to reconstruct the bone; medically, this is known as osteotomy.
To reduce the size of your nostrils you can opt for a procedure called alarplasty. A small amount of skin is taken from the nose wing (the fleshy part attaching nose to face), leading to a narrower look.
Each nose is unique and requires a tailored technique to suit you and your face. At MedicoTrips we offer comprehensive consultations. It’s your chance to get a professional opinion, ask any questions and chat to a specialist about the specifics of your nose job and how you’d like your nose to appear.
If you’re thinking about getting a nose job and would like further details on the options available, you can call us on +(44) 0121 288 4552.