What is Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty or nose-job is an operation to cosmetically alter the shape of the nose.

You may be considering having a rhinoplasty for a number of reasons including the anatomy of your nose. Your surgeon will carry out a careful analysis of your nose and consider any health concerns you may have in order to determine the exact surgery and techniques to be used.

A Rhinoplasty can combine the cosmetic re-shaping with corrections to help with medical condi-tions.

What does the process involve?

Your surgeon will examine your nose thoroughly using an endoscope to look inside if necessary and taking accurate photographs to document the anatomy for your nose.

Many of the patients I have helped have had medical problems such as sinusitis or allergies. For these cases imaging studies with CT scans and possibly blood tests are also necessary.

The photographs we take allow us to use morphing software to show you all the possible outcomes. The advantage of using morphing software is that it is a platform for your discussion with the surgeon incorporating your desires and also enabling us to show you the realistic best-expected outcomes for you.

While these images are not a guarantee of the outcome they are the best way of ensuring that you and your surgeon are on the same wavelength.

For more information on what to expect before, during and after the procedure please see our Patient FAQs

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    Examination of the nose with endoscopy to look inside the nose is mandatory.

    What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

    A complex and fascinating subject! Although we are told beauty is in the eye of the beholder, some people have spent many years feeling unhappy with their nose.

    While there are certain characteristics which seem to feature in attractive noses, this is an immensely personal subject and preferences vary widely.

    For example, attractive noses tend to be symmetrical, centred between the eyes and vertically positioned. Without these features, your nose may look out of harmony with the rest of the face irrespective of ethnicity.
    For this reason, an assessment of your overall facial proportions is essential to help you make the right decision for you.

    Why is it called Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

    Ethnic rhinoplasty is a misnomer since all rhinoplasties are essentially ethnic, however this term refers to nose surgery on anyone of non-Anglo-Saxon origin.

    Modern rhinoplasty techniques aim to tailor the operation for each individual bearing in mind the patient’s current health, anatomy as well as the desired results the patient hopes to achieve.

    Since each person is different with different needs, even within a particular ethnic group, there is no single technique that is appropriate for every patient. This is why we take time to carefully select the techniques for each patient.

    A thorough assessment of the individual’s nose combined with appropriate care & surgical planning on our part and a realistic expectation of what can be achieved from the patient’s perspective are essential ingredients for a successful outcome

    An assessment of your overall facial proportions is essential to help you make the right decision for you.

    What do our patients ask for?

    We have treated patients from all ethnic origins including those of Anglo-Saxon, Middle Eastern, Indian Subcontinent, Afro-Caribbean, and Oriental origins.

    In broad terms, patients of Southern European, Middle Eastern and Jewish ethnic groups tend to have larger or hooked noses with prominent dorsal humps. In these instances, a nose job to reduce the size of the nose is often requested.

    Conversely, in Afro-Caribbean and Oriental patients, an absence of a dorsal bridge gives a slightly flattened appearance and here augmentation using the patient’s own cartilage or alternative graft materials can be used to obtain a more aesthetically pleasing result.

    The requirements for ethnic rhinoplasty are determined very much by setting appropriate goals to achieve facial harmony staying true to the patient’s own ethnic origin as much as possible.

    Patient Reviews

    • I cannot thank you enough. My confidence has soared and I’ve had so many compliments about my new look. It’s amazing.

      M L
    • My new nose has boosted my confidence level. I chose Mr Patel as I felt that he understood exactly what I wanted from the surgery, and more importantly as I had issues internally with my nose. The surgery went very well and I am extremely pleased with the results.

      H J
    • I would highly recommend Mr Patel He is a fantastic surgeon who levels your expectations and does everything in his power to ensure your operation is successful. He has a formidable reputation and cares about his patients. Since the surgery, my breathing is back to where it was when I was a child. My old nasal voice has now disappeared. Aesthetically my nose is a thousandfold better.

      A T
    • It's looks so natural that people don't even notice that I had an operation. Mr Patel was exactly the specialist I was looking for. On my first consultation, he examined me thoroughly, Mr Patel took his time to explain in detail what the problems were and what options I had, always considering the healthiest outcome. I had my operation and I have already noticed the difference in breathing, which gets better every day. I'm also very happy with my new nose.

      J H
    • After an unsatisfactory result from the first operation at another surgeon when I decided to seek a consultation with Mr Patel. His approaches including confident advice, which is backed by his knowledge and experiences, and detailed explanations about the procedures he was going to go through with the images of CT scan in front of me made me feel convinced of his method during the entire process. The outcome of the surgery was indeed a very satisfactory one.

      P S
    • I was happy with the first consultation as I felt I was in safe hands and as the Doctor explained exactly what was going to be done to me I felt I was making an educated decision. Despite the busy schedule Mr Patel was able to schedule the surgery one month later. The Surgery lasted 3 hours, already that evening I was sent home.

      A N
    • No problems breathing and I am very pleased with the result I was referred to Mr Patel through Bupa and could not have been happier with the experience. The consultations were very friendly and open and I was referred for surgery very quickly. The surgery was explained to me at length and I felt very confident with the process. Afterwards I received a detailed explanation of how it had gone, I recovered very quickly and the aftercare was very thorough. I have already recommended Mr Patel to my friends.

      A R
    • I have suffered from a deviated septum almost all my life. I have always suffered from trouble breathing through my nose, no sense of smell and snoring during sleep so I decided to seek medical advice and was referred to DR PATEL who comes highly recommended. The operation was a great success no bruising around my eyes I was in no pain or discomfort after the surgery. My aftercare has been excellent. I BREATH NORMALLY NOW. I am very pleased with the outcome. I would sincerely recommend Mr Patel.

      K A
    • I would sincerely recommend Mr Patel I consulted Mr Kalpesh Patel. From my first visit, Mr Patel answered all of my questions very clearly and I felt reassured that I was in “safe hands”. He understood my wishes and I felt confident in his abilities. On the day of the operation (a septorhinoplasty), I was impressed by the thoroughness of the procedures and the explanations that were given to me by both Mr Patel and the anaesthetist.

      H S
    • I choose Mr Patel because of his reputation (he was featured in best ENT article in Tatler magazine) and upon meeting his I trusted him, he put me at ease. The surgical experience was very comfortable and went well. I was back at work a week Monday after the operation. My nose is now perfect, back to the way it was before my traffic accident. Mr Patel really understood the situation and how to carefully return my nose to what it was before. The result was excellent, I couldn't be happier.

      C I