Rhinoplasty may be undertaken purely for cosmetic reasons or purely for functional reasons. More often rhinoplasty addresses both these concerns and is termed SEPTORHINOPLASTY. Should SINUSITIS (inflammation of the sinuses) be present as well, this may need to be addressed prior to RHINOPLASTY or at the same time as rhinoseptoplasty.
The nose is not a simple structure. With a vital role in breathing, it is also a central feature on our faces. Understandably, many people are conscious of the appearance of their nose both front on and in profile.
Dr Alan Evans has helped thousands of people to revise their natural nose and achieve a look that better suits the natural contours of their face. It is a highly personalised surgery; with Dr Evans there is never a “one nose fits all” approach.
Dr Evans works with the unique angles and shape of your face in order to subtly reshape your nose to create a natural appearance to suit the individual features of your face. Nasal surgery can be performed to change consequences of genetics, birth defect or injury. It can be done to enhance your appearance and/or to improve your nasal breathing.
Decreasing the overall size of the nose
Removing the bump on the bridge
Narrowing a wider bridge
Refining and narrowing the tip
Augmenting or adding size to increase projection of the nose
Improving the transition between the nose and the upper lip
Restoring the height of the bridge following injury or previous surgery
Straightening a deviated septum (to improve nasal breathing)
Altering the nostrils
Straighten the nose if it is crooked
In younger patients, the surgery can be performed after the skeleton of the face is fully developed. This usually occurs at approximately 16-18 years of age.
In adulthood, the surgery can be performed at any age. If you have had a previous operation on your nose and are unhappy with the outcome, you may be a candidate for secondary or revision nasal surgery. If too little bone and cartilage have been removed at the original surgery, additional reduction of your nasal skeleton may be indicated. If, however, too much tissue has been removed, or if the remaining tissues are distorted, the procedure may involve grafting bone or cartilage from other areas of your body.