What is Rhinoplasty?

Nose reshaping, or ‘nose job’, is an operation that focuses on changing the shape, size and symmetry of the nose through surgical means. Besides the obvious cosmetic benefits of what is arguably the most important feature when it comes to the overall composition of a person’s face, rhinoplasty represents one of the most popular plastic surgery choices performed each year.

The benefits are both psychological and emotional. Rhinoplasty does not only enhance the look and function of the nose; it can also act as a catalyst to improve your confidence and eliminate years of self-consciousness. It makes the nose invisible in the sense that it’s not the most visible part of your face.

More confidence – A successful rhinoplasty is one which makes the nose go away from the topic of discussion. You will regain your confidence with a natural-looking nose that is in harmony with your face.

Self-esteem – Choosing rhinoplasty surgery gives you control over a feature that has previously controlled you emotionally. You will be able to shun self-consciousness and take the first step towards becoming your best version.

Better sleep – Snoring is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a potentially serious sleep disorder. Rhinoplasty may be recommended to improve your chances of getting a more restful sleep.

Improved breathing – Treating patients with a deviated septum can result in the ability to breathe more freely and without obstruction. This can lead to an overall better quality of life, including being able to participate in sports and other physical activities more comfortably.

Relieve sinus pressure – Rhinoplasty can address issues with your nasal septum that enable your sinuses to drain more easily; removing that plugged up, claustrophobic feeling of blocked sinuses.

Better quality of life – The most beneficial outcome of rhinoplasty surgery is the overall improvement in a patient’s quality of life. In addition to improved breathing and better sleep, men and women usually experience a major boost in their self-confidence and self-image after a rhinoplasty. Patients invariably feel more outgoing, leading to a more exciting social life. Their newfound self-esteem can also play a role in achieving better relationships, and be more able to compete and advance their professional life.

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If you have suffered from nasal obstruction and have struggled to breathe through the nose, then a good quality septorhinoplasty will alleviate that and make it easier for you to breathe, either in day-to-day life or when you are doing a physical activity such as exercise.

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About the expert

Mr Mrinal Supriya is a Consultant ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon with a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery. He is the clinical director for head and neck service in Northamptonshire and works as an ENT Consultant. He is the lead head and neck robotic surgeon at the University hospital of Northamptonshire (2023). Previously, he held the post of ENT, Head and Neck consultant at St.George’s University Hospital, London and at Ninewells University Hospital, Dundee.

Mr Supriya has previously worked in top hospitals around the world, including the UK, Australia and USA. He has also spent time with Dr Andrew Jacono who has been named one of the top face lift surgeons in the USA.

Mr Supriya is among the 30 surgeons (2022), who are certified by The Royal College of Surgeon to provide facial cosmetic surgery in UK.

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