How do patients feel before rhinoplasty?

How do patients feel before rhinoplasty?

Mrinal Supriya discusses how a patient might feel before undergoing rhinoplasty.

Laura Livesey: If you have a nose that you don’t particularly care for, how do patients feel when they come to you about that nose?

Mrinal Supriya: Once you feel that the nose you have is not in keeping with the rest of your face, it quickly overtakes your life. It becomes a particular topic that you keep thinking about all the time. It makes you lose your self-confidence. You might start avoiding social gatherings. You don’t feel like you’re presentable enough to go into a professional situation. It impacts your interviews, your social life, your performance at work, and it can lead to a lot of angst. This is because your nose is such a prominent part of your identity. You can hide practically every other part of your body, but you cannot hide your nose. You cannot camouflage your nose.

Once you feel that the nose you have is not in keeping with the rest of your face, it quickly overtakes your life…

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Once you feel that the nose you have is not in keeping with the rest of your face, it quickly overtakes your life, and It can lead to a lot of depression. It can lead to a lot of self-consciousness, and It can lead to a lot of missed opportunity. For example, you may not join in on a fun social situation or avoid an interview, which may have helped you to progress in your career. All of these are preeminent factors in defining the quality of your life.

Above all of this, some people have difficulty breathing. Along with a nasal appearance, you may also have a deviated septum, which leads to poor breathing. It can affect your sleep quality. It can affect your performance during exercise or a sports activity. There is a lot of physical, as well as mental repercussions of having a nasal deformity by having a nose which does not suit the rest of your face or your profile.

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Mr Mrinal Supriya | Facial Cosmetic Surgeon


About the expert

Mr Mrinal Supriya is a Consultant ENT Head and Neck Surgeon with a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery. He is among 30 cosmetic surgeons who are members of the Royal College of Surgeons’ voluntary registration scheme – a professional body that works to advance surgical practice and patient care.

Mr Surpriya has previously worked in top hospitals around the world including the UK, Australia and the USA. He has also spent time with Dr Andrew Jacono who has been named one of the top plastic surgeons in the USA.
In the UK, Mr Supriya has worked as an ENT Consultant at Northampton General Hospital & St. George’s University Hospital, London as well as Ninewells University Hospital, Dundee.

Mr. Supriya’s clinical interests are minimal-access facial cosmetic procedures with a further expertise in Deep Plane Facelift and Rhinoplasty. By focusing his cosmetic practice solely to the face, Mr Supriya has developed super-specialised skills and achieved extremely reliable results with high patient satisfaction.

Mr. Supriya is able to provide comprehensive expertise that can only come from super specialisation: eyelid rejuvenation, nose job, endoscopic brow, face and neck lift, lip rejuvenation, cheek rejuvenation, ear surgery, chin surgery, buccal fat pad resection and skin treatments.

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