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Rhinoplasty Surgical / Non Surgical

The nose is the central feature of the face and some people are self-conscious if they regard their nose as too big, too small or having some other feature which they dislike. The characteristics of the nose are inherited and develop during adolescent years. Development continues until the age of 16 and it is, therefore, unwise to operate before this age.

Rhinoplasty surgery to reshape the nose is a common plastic surgery procedure. It can increase or decrease the size of the nose. The shape of the tip, the bridge and also the nostrils can be changed, as can the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Sometimes breathing difficulties can be corrected at the same time.

The shape of the nose may also be changed by a non-surgical Rhinoplasty using specific dermal fillers and muscle relaxing injections. Mr Humzah Consultant Plastic SUrgeon is a national trainer in this technique  and will be able to discuss this in detail with you.

How is this done?

A plastic surgery operation called Rhinoplasty reduces the size of the framework of the nose over which skin is draped. The skin itself is not touched.

This plastic surgical procedure effectively narrows the width of the nose. If it is necessary to narrow the nostrils this can also be done. It is also possible to shorten the nose and to slim down a bulky tip by reducing the amount of cartilage which shapes the end of the nose.

If you have some difficulty breathing through your nose it may be possible to improve this at the same time.

Sometimes the size of the nose as a feature of the face is influenced by the proportions of the other features, such as the chin and the cheek bones, and to ‘balance’ the appearance of the face it may be advisable to alter these features as well, whether at the same time as the rhinoplasty, or during a separate operation.

What are the limitations?

The objective of a rhinoplasty is to make your nose look right to your eyes so that you lose your self-consciousness about it. It is, therefore, most important that you are clear in your mind what it is you dislike about the appearance of your nose and that you are able to explain this to Mr Humzah. He will then be able to tell you what is surgically possible and what is not.

If you are middle aged, or if you have a very large nose, there may be a limit to the amount of reduction that can be achieved to the size of your nose by this plastic surgery.

If your nose is bent from previous injury, it may not be possible to make it perfectly straight. Large nostrils can be difficult to reduce.

How much does a rhinoplasty cost?

The fee for this plastic surgery procedure is a guide; variations do exist between hospitals and fees will be individually calculated for you after your consultation.

Guide Price:  From £ 5,500.00

The fee quoted will cover costs related to your total care (pre-operative assessments, accommodation, medications, routine investigations), theatre, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all required post - operative visits and any necessary management of clinical complications. It does not include the initial consultation fee of £110 which will be invoiced separately.

Where can I have a consultation?

Plastic surgery clinics are available at Beechwood House Medical Centre, Wolverhampton and Roseville House Dental Practice, Gloucester.

Where can I have my plastic surgery?

Surgery is performed at West Midlands Hospital (Ramsay Healthcare), Halesowen.

Where to get further information.

For further information on all procedures, please contact us on 0800 084 2321 or email