Rhinoplasty for Wide Nose: How Does It Work

Mr Krishna ReddyMedically reviewed by Mr Krishna Reddy, Consultant ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
— Written by Ann Smith — Updated on Aug 27, 2021

Are you looking for a way to transform the shape, size, or appearance of your nose? If so, you are far from alone. In fact, statistics show that a rhinoplasty for wide nose is the fourth most popular type of cosmetic surgery in the UK. If you are considering getting one, you will need some solid information to help guide your choice.

The rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a cosmetic procedure that involves sculpting the nose for cosmetic purposes, or possibly to improve breathing due to obstructions. The goal of the procedure is to provide a natural-looking nose that appears as if it was never altered, resulting in a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing facial appearance.

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Your Consultation

Most cosmetic procedures begin with a consultation so that your suitability for the procedure can be determined, as not everyone qualifies. You will have a meeting with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and present any necessary paperwork at this time. This may include medical records or a disclosure of any medications that you are currently taking, including supplements, to ensure that any medications that you are taking will not interfere with your recovery or the procedure itself.

When it comes to wide nose jobs before and after photos can be very helpful in giving you an idea of what is possible with this common type of cosmetic surgery.

Your consultation is a great opportunity for you to share any questions or concerns that you may have about any step of the treatment process so that you completely understand what is involved. It may be helpful to write down your questions beforehand so that you don't forget anything during this consultation.

Ideal Candidates

If you are being considered for a rhinoplasty for wide nose bridge, there are number of factors to go into determining if you are an appropriate candidate. Some factors include your nasal maturity, since the procedure works best for those who have reached physical maturity. Ideal candidates are also those who have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of their surgery and do not have body dysmorphia disorder that leads to a distorted recognition of their current appearance.

Preparing for Your Rhinoplasty Procedure

As with any type of cosmetic procedure, proper preparation helps to make it more likely that you will obtain the results that you desire and heal properly and quickly. You will be instructed to avoid taking certain medications and supplements that could increase your risk of bleeding after your procedure. You should also avoid drinking alcohol, caffeine, and consuming tobacco products for a specified amount of time before your procedure.

Your Procedure

Patients normally undergo a rhinoplasty procedure on an outpatient basis, so no hospitalization is necessary in most cases. A rhinoplasty can be performed as an open or closed procedure, with both methods involving the placement of incisions within the nostrils. The difference is that an open rhinoplasty involves an additional, external incision.

If an external incision is needed, it will leave a permanent scar. The skin of the nose will be folded back to reveal inner nasal structures. This allows your surgeon to do the needed work in reconstructing your nose.

Your cosmetic surgeon can determine the right type of rhinoplasty incision approach that is right for your individual situation so that you can achieve your treatment goals.

Procedure Risk

Although the rhinoplasty procedure is considered to be quite safe, there are risks with any type of surgery. The main risk is simply that the patient receives a poor outcome. This highlights the fact that having realistic expectations regarding your surgery outcome is extremely important. So be sure to fully disclose to your cosmetic surgeon how you expect your results to appear after your surgery.

It can be helpful to bring along photos of a person who has a nose that you would like yours to be modeled after. This will allow your cosmetic surgeon to inform you if this is a realistic outcome for you and your individual anatomy.

One important post-procedure consideration is breathing. A poor result can lead to difficulty breathing in someone who had no problems before their surgery. An individual with prior breathing problems may find that their condition worsens after surgery when things do not go well. Additional risks include the risk of infection, bleeding, and anesthesia risks, all of which are extremely small.

Recovery and Downtime

In the case of a rhinoplasty for big nose, recovery and downtime should not take very long. Downtime is normally one or two weeks for both open and closed procedures. If you have undergone a closed procedure, you should recover rapidly within six days. At that point, you should be able to remove the splint and resume public activities.

A rhinoplasty for wide nose often results in surprisingly little bruising, so female patients can cover this up using a little concealer. You can probably go out for dinner, for example, without any obvious signs of having undergone surgery.

Receiving the full results of your procedure can take as long as one to three years because the skin is not being cut like in a tummy tuck or facelift procedure. Your skin must now adapt to the new framework, which will occur more quickly for the nasal bridge than the tip of the nose.

Even though you tend to experience a degree of swelling and bruising after a rhinoplasty procedure, most patients are quite comfortable and experience little pain. Any pain or discomfort that you experience should be alleviated with prescribed medications.

Procedure Cost

Rhinoplasty start from £4,500; Wide nose job cost is something that varies from patient to patient, depending upon the specifics of your procedure and other factors like whether it is performed as an open or closed procedure. You can get a better idea of the cost of your rhinoplasty at your initial consultation.

Visit our rhinoplasty before and after results photos; the gallery shows a variety of nose jobs done.

What is a non-surgical nose job

A non-surgical nose job is a cosmetic procedure that is growing in popularity of late in the North West of England in places like Manchester and Liverpool for a number of reasons.

The treatment, which also goes by the name of a liquid nose job and nose fillers, is non-surgical rhinoplasty designed to change the shape, look or size of the nose.

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It achieves results by injecting a filler with a very fine needle to shape, or sculpt, the nose to a more desired shape of that of the patient.

Once the filler is injected, it can be manipulated somewhat to ensure that the patient is happy with the outcome of their treatment.

Just some of the reasons why a non-surgical nose job is the go-to treatment for patients with nose complaints include:

- Subtle cosmetic procedure with minimal downtime
- No surgery required
- Dermal filler based treatment
- High success rate in correcting bumps and hooks
- Can be used on multiple areas of the nose during the same procedure
- Instantly visible results

Short Procedure Time

Altering your nose by means of fillers, whether you are located in Cheshire, Lancashire or Merseyside, is a relatively low risk cosmetic treatment that takes around ten to twenty minutes to perform.

In addition, due to the invasive nature of non-surgical rhinoplasty the recovery time is much less than that of surgical rhinoplasty and allows patients to go about their daily business the same day. With some patients even undergoing the procedure before, during and after work.

However, the nature of any cosmetic procedure large or small requires care and attention in the days and weeks that follow. Patients who undergo a non-surgical nose job will receive aftercare advice and guidance on things to avoid and what to do if you experience side effects. For example, glasses / sunglasses are to be avoided if possible until the filler sets properly and to avoid deformations.

That said, bruising and swelling on or around the nose tends to minimal and people who do undergo treatments of this kind usually report very little pain during and after the procedure.

Why do people opt for a non-surgical nose job?

Aside from the list of points mentioned above, the two ultimate factors that play a huge role in patients undergoing nose fillers are; affordability and temporary.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is considered an affordable treatment method for achieving a more desired appearance of the nose and much more affordable than traditional surgery.

The temporary nature of the treatment also means that patients can 'test the water' on whether they actually like having their nose altered and if they are unhappy in anyway, they can wait a few months to return to the previous appearance when the filler wears off.

How long do the results last?

Depending on the extent of the procedure performed, combined with patient lifestyle and type of filler used, the results of a temporary nose job can last between six months and a year and a half. The filler used in this procedure is safe and naturally leaves the body after a period of time.

If you are considering a non-surgical nose job, it is important that when making a decision you choose a skilled and qualified professional for the job. Not only can it make a difference to the results you can achieve, but also to ensure it is carried out in the correct environment and manner.

What location is available for non-surgical rhinoplasty?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is trending online and across the entire North West of England and North Wales. Whether you are located in Warrington, Wigan or Bury, as long as you can travel to our hospital, you are able to consider this popular affordable treatment.

Being situated in Manchester, with good access to transport links, we are able to reach out to patients in many other areas too, including; Knowsley, Chorley, Salford, Oldham, Blackpool, Lancaster, Bolton and Blackburn.

If you would like to find out more about dermal fillers for your nose, feel free to call us for friendly advice and to arrange a consultation on 0161 507 8822.

Types Of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is the surgical procedure of altering a person's nose, also known as a nose job.

Many people in and around Manchester, have submitted questions relating to rhinoplasty, so in this article, we look at the different categories that each procedure falls into and types of nose jobs available.

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'Functional' Nose Job

A nose job is considered to be functional when it is performed to fix abnormal defects that impact on the function of the nose - such as breathing difficulties.

These types of procedures can also be carried out to correct effects of trauma, through blows, accidents or contact sports.

The nose is reshaped, and in some cases repositioned, so that it improves the ability to breathe easier at the same time as improving appearance. This is done by altering the bone and cartilage within the nose to achieved the desired results as discussed with a surgeon.

'Cosmetic' Nose Job

A nose job that is categorised as cosmetic, or aesthetic, is when the procedure is performed to purely enhance the look of a person's nose and to improve, in the opinion of the patient, the overall appearance and how the nose compliments the face.

There are three main sections of the nose that can be altered during cosmetic rhinoplasty; lower, mid and upper.

A number of different procedures and techniques can be carried out to achieve the desired look.

Open and Closed Rhinoplasty

When a patient goes under the knife for a nose job, it will either be categorised as open, closed, or a combination of both.

Open rhinoplasty means that the procedure is performed using incisions on the outside of the nose, whereas closed rhinoplasty refers to incisions inside the nose. From time to time a combination of both types of rhinoplasty will be considered depending on the extent of the procedure.

Where possible, a surgeon will use a closed rhinoplasty technique so that there are no visible scars when healing. Usually, the larger the procedure, the greater the requirement for an open technique, such as major damage. However, if open rhinoplasty is required or recommended, surgeons can often make incisions in the natural lines and creases of the nose so that scarring visibility is minimal.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a relatively new cosmetic procedure type that involves altering a person's nose without the use of surgery.

Instead, the procedure uses fine needles to inject fillers into different parts of the nose to alter the shape. Much like those used in lip and cheek enhancements.

Dermal fillers are more commonly used on the upper part of the nose to make the bump (aka dorsal hump) less noticeable and reshape the nose to a more desired look. The filler can be manipulated and moved once injected into the required area.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a temporary procedure as oppose to permanent surgical rhinoplasty.

Radiofrequency Rhinoplasty

There are small areas within the nose called turbinate's, whose job it is to clear the air that passes through when we breathe. The tissue that they are made up of can sometimes cause breathing trouble, especially in people with allergies whose turbinate's can become inflamed.

Radiofrequency laser rhinoplasty is a procedure that is performed to reduce the size and structure of the turbinate's to improve overall airflow and breathing. The procedure is carried out using transmitted energy from a needle
/ probe, under local anaesthetic, to ablate the tissue so that when it heals it will be reduced in size.

Nostril Partition Rhinoplasty

Nostril partition rhinoplasty, also known as septoplasty is a surgical procedure that is carried out on the cartilage wall between each of the nostrils for either functional or cosmetic reasons.

Defects in the septum (partition) can cause breathing issues, but can also alter the way the nose looks due to the way it aligns. The septum should be vertically positioned between the nostrils but from time to time can be curved, bent or lean to one side more than the other, meaning one nostril can feel as though it is blocked whilst the other breathes freely.

Septoplasty can take anywhere between half an hour to ninety minutes depending on the extent of the surgery and the issues being corrected. Excess bone and cartilage can be removed along with the mucous membrane being repositioned and held in place with stitches.

If you would like to know more about any of the nose job procedures outlined in this publication, call us on0161 507 8822. and a friendly member of our team will be happy to assist you. If you are conveniently located near the Manchester Private Hospital in Manchester or surrounding areas of the North West and North Wales, feel free to arrange a one to one consultation about the possibilities of rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty – 5 steps to a new nose

When it comes to rhinoplasty - aka nose job - there is a still a huge stigma surrounding the procedure and a lot of misinformation floating about.
This is not only damaging for plastic surgeons, but also patients too.
The amount of rumours and misinformation - or 'word on the street' - is incredible and very off-putting for many people.
The reality is, rhinoplasty is great and suitable for some patients, but not for others.
A lot of it comes down to personal preference and life goals.
Below we discuss the process and correct information on rhinoplasty in 5 simple steps that are easy to digest.
Our aim is to make things as clear as possible so that we can put rumours to bed and help create a more truthful environment for those considering this procedure.

Step 1 - Consultation

The aim with rhinoplasty is to sculpt the nose so that the patients feels better about themselves, boosts self confidence and balances a person's face.
This can be achieved by sitting down with a consultant and discussing any issues, what the end result will be and what procedures are available for each individual.
A consultation is the first step in any rhinoplasty procedure, where both the patient and surgeon can table their ideas and discuss procedure information.
Here the patient can look at photographs and talk about what the operation involves, including the risks and concerns.
With modern technology, it is sometimes possible to see what you could look like by morphing the new shape nose on to a current patient photograph.
Patients are also shown before and after shots of other patients with similar issues and end goals.
It is also an important during this step to find out if you are an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty - not all patients will be.

Step 2 - Ideal Candidate

Not every patient is an ideal candidate for a nose job. However, the following short checklist will help patients understand if the procedure is right for them:

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- Patient has a bump at the nose bridge
- Patient has a nose that is too narrow or wide
- Patient's nose is not symmetrical
- Patient has a round or bulbous nose tip
- Patient has a nose tip that droops / hooks
- Patient has trouble with their airways
It is important to note that most patients have not reached nasal maturity until at least the age of 15.
Surgery before the nose is mature enough is not considered. This is because the nose is still changing and growing.

Step 3 - Preparation

With most cosmetic surgery procedures, preparation is key to smooth surgery and good recovery.
It is important to try and minimise side effects of surgery, including bleeding, bruises and swelling.
Patients are often advised to avoid smoking and excessive alcohol intake for around 4 weeks prior to surgery.

Step 4 - Procedure

To perform rhinoplasty, incisions are made either inside or outside the nose. In some cases incisions will be made internally and externally.
The procedure is often performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that no overnight stay in hospital is required. However, in some cases an overnight stay may be required.
Internal incision rhinoplasty is known as closed surgery, whereas external incision rhinoplasty is known as open surgery.
In open rhinoplasty, a small scar may be visible after surgery. Often incisions are made on the columella - the bridge of tissue that separates the nostrils at the base of the nose.
Whilst incision specifics can be discussed during a consultation, ultimately a surgeon will advise on the procedure that is right for you and the modifications required.

Step 5 - Recovery

Recovery from rhinoplasty depends on the type of procedure and how extensive the surgery is.
For most nose procedure to average downtime for a patient is one to two weeks.
The split can often be removed from the nose after the first week post surgery and patients can go out in public with little bruising.
Recovery from rhinoplasty is considered both short term and long term.
The short term recovery follows immediately after the procedure, however, long term healing can continue for 12+ months. This is because the skin on the nose shrinks and adapts to a new shape.
Pain that is felt from undergoing rhinoplasty surgery is usually reported as being well managed with prescription painkillers.

To know more about rhinoplasty or nose correction, please visit: https://www.manchesterprivatehospital.co.uk/cosmetic-surgery/nose-surgery/

Rhinoplasty in Manchester

Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is often branded one of the most demanding surgical procedures by cosmetic surgeons.
The operation requires careful planning, experience and knowledge, with little room for error.
Patients are often required to tell their consultant as much information as possible during a consultation so that expectation goals and possibilities are discussed in full detail.
Due to the rise in popularity and availability, people in Manchester and surrounding areas are choosing nose job surgery more often than they used to 5+ years ago.
Hundreds of rhinoplasty procedures are carried out every year and the number is growing steadily.

Nose Correction

The nose is one of the most defining and prominent features of our face.
It has a massive influence on how we not only look to others, but perceive ourselves to others too.

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The most common rhinoplasty procedures that patients request are; to refine, or reduce the size of the nose.
Particularly focusing on the tip, or the hump on the nose.
In some rare cases, nose augmentation is requested for small or thin noses.
In cases where a person is unsure about what it is they dislike about their nose, surgery can be difficult.
Whilst advice and guidance can be given, a patient needs to be sure on what they want to achieve as an end goal in order for them to be satisfied.
At the Manchester Private Hospital, we regularly see patients with interests for rhinoplasty from all over the North West, including Liverpool, Manchester and the Wirral.
If you wish to find out more about rhinoplasty in a consultation that is tailored to your individual needs, contact us today for a chat about open and closed nose jobs.

Rhinoplasty And Other Procedures

Rhinoplasty is sometimes combined with other procedures.
These include, facelift and chin enhancement.
Enhancing the chin is a popular procedure in combination with a nose job because both the nose and chin complement each other.
If a patient has a chin that does not stand out or balance the face, it can sometimes make the nose more prominent.
Patients often report signs of unhappiness at their side profile view.
Therefore, correction of the nose on its own may not be enough to reshape and rebalance the face completely.
In addition, rhinoplasty is combined with another procedure; septorhinoplasty. This is the combination of restructuring the nose shape and straightening the septum.
If you are unhappy with the way your nose looks and are in good physical health, you may be an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty.
Booking a no obligation consultation is the best way to find out more, find out what is possible and whether your expectations can be fulfilled with cosmetic surgery.
It is also a good idea to write down as many questions as possible before attending your consultation so that you find out everything you need to know.
On many occasions patients have walked away from a consultation thinking they have found out everything they wanted to know, only to think of something later at home.
Rhinoplasty consultations often provide patients with ideas when they discover the possibilities of surgery.
However, patients also are often too hard on themselves in terms of appearance, especially when self confidence is low.
It is important that you are in good mental health as well as physical when considering rhinoplasty. Events in life can sometimes make us feel different than what we once did. Cosmetic procedures such as a nose job should only be carried out if you feel you are in a good place mentally.
Speak to our qualified staff today for peace of mind and a full assessment based on your individual needs.
No two patients are the same, so what may work for one person may not work for another.

To know more about rhinoplasty, please visit:  https://www.manchesterprivatehospital.co.uk/cosmetic-surgery/nose-surgery/