Having nose surgery is a journey. Your thoughts may evolve and change over time. You may spend hours on the internet researching this complex subject before finding a surgeon with experience and a proven record of achieving good results.
Mr Uppal and Mr Eynon-Lewis have hundreds of happy patients after nose surgery. At our practice, we want you to feel confident that you will get the results that you asked for.
We will help you on your journey. Right from the time when you were first thinking of having your nose surgery, to the research and information gathering. From the operation and to crucial after-care, we will support and listen to you.
We believe that a Natural looking nose is better than the “operated” nose which has a ski-jump appearance. The goal of plastic surgery should be to make improvements to the nose that look pleasing, but also fit an individual’s other features. Increasingly, our standards of beauty are broadening as a greater diversity of people are visible in media and culture. Mr Uppal believes that the cosmetic surgeon must be sensitive to these variations when guiding and treating patients.
There is no one perfect nose. One of the amazing things about the human face is its diversity. With such a huge variation of individual traits, it would be a mistake to try to create the same nose for every patient. Differences based on family features, ethnicity, gender, and age all play a role.
Mr Uppal spends considerable time with each patient with the aid of digital photographs taken in the clinic and a state of the art image-altering software program to determine what aesthetic goals each patient has and what outcomes will best fit each individual’s face. Some patients come with very specific results in mind, while others wish to seek more guidance in determining goals. For all patients, Mr Uppal tries to strike a balance between his/her wishes and overall aesthetic harmony. As a result, he is not known to create any one type of nose. Rather, the shapes of his patients’ noses after nose surgery are quite diverse, reflecting the wide variations of his patients’ backgrounds and preferences. Mr Uppal uses a variety of cartilage grafts shown here to give you the best results.
Do no harm. Like other cosmetic procedures, a nose job is an elective procedure. Because of this, Mr Uppal strongly believes in following a safe, conservative approach to nose surgery, avoiding risky or overly aggressive surgery. Mr Uppal will follow a rigorous protocol planned in advance with you. He will stick to this before and during surgery to maximise patient safety and get you the best result.
Structure equals lasting results. Traditional techniques in rhinoplasty tend to weaken the cartilage and bone of the nose. This leads to a risk of collapse, pinching, or contraction years after the nose surgery. After rhinoplasty, the nose undergoes a long-term healing process, whereby the skin and soft tissue literally contracts, much like a vacuum seal wrapper which envelopes a frozen dinner.
Unless the bone and cartilage of the nose is left stable and strong after the nose surgery, this “shrink wrap” effect may cause the nose to lose shape, pinch, or collapse. This can lead to unfavorable cosmetic outcomes and breathing problems. The structural approach, used by Mr Uppal, preserves or restores the inherent stability and interconnections of the cartilages and bone of the nose. This ensures more predictable and long-term results.
Commonly Corrected Problems in the Nose
There are a wide variety of “problem areas” for which nose surgery patients have been successfully treated. These areas include (but are not limited to):
- Bump or hump on bridge of the nose
- Crooked nose
- Bridge too wide
- Bridge too flat
- Visible angles or ridges of nasal bones
- Nasal tip too wide or irregular
- Nostrils too flared or wide
- Nose too long
- Nose too short
- Nasal tip asymmetric
- Nasal tip pinched
- Nasal breathing obstruction
What Rhinoplasty Can and Can’t Do
The nose is not a lump of clay that can be moulded into any form or a block of wood that can be carved into any shape. The structures on which the surgeon works are bone and cartilage, materials which are inherently awkward to manipulate. The possible outcomes following nose surgery are determined largely by the anatomy and orientation of the original nose. In essence, a nose job can only go so far. There are two concepts that explain this.
First, the bone and cartilage on which the work of rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is done are in the nose for a reason: to support the nose as a foundation. And everyone is different. Over-aggressive alteration of these structures weakens the stability of the nose. Therefore, the final appearance of the nose is partly dictated by its original shape and dimensions.
One can only go so far in making changes. If one tries to change a nose too dramatically, complications can occur. Also, the bone and cartilage have memory and tend to want to go back to the original position and shape. The more the structure of the nose is stressed and altered, the greater this tendency will be. As one of the Top Nose Surgeons, Mr Uppal will try and balance the pros and cons of each aspect of your nose surgery.
Second, the stiffness of the skin and soft tissue envelope of the nose limits the degree to which the size of the nose can be changed. Although rhinoplasty does not usually shape or mold the skin of the nose, this soft tissue envelope must be replaced and repositioned over the cartilage and bone at the end of the nose surgery. If the bone and cartilage has been reduced in size significantly during surgery, the skin envelope may not be able to drape smoothly. This is why when you look out for the nose surgery cost, you should go for quality and experience of the surgeon rather than the cheapest. Your Nose surgery price should be about £5000 to £8000 by a reputable surgeon. You can get it for £1800 in Europe in overseas clinics but Mr Uppal often has to correct their work.
Especially in patients with thicker, more sebaceous skin, the soft tissue envelope may be stiff and therefore may not settle down onto the cartilage and bone. In these cases, the changes in form created in the cartilage and bone will not be visible through the thick skin envelope and the nose may have an amorphous appearance after the rhinoplasty. Thus there is a limit on how much smaller a nose can be made, particularly in a person with thick skin.
Most patients today realize that trying to make their nose too small for their face, based on their other features and overall appearance, would not be the right approach to cosmetic nose surgery anyway.
Can’t breathe through the nose?
A procedure called a functional rhinoplasty is used to correct nasal breathing problems. As one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons, Mr Uppal performs many combination rhinoplasties in which both cosmetic and functional breathing problems are corrected in the same operation. This may be undertaken with Mr Eynon-Lewis who is the ENT surgeon at the practice.
Corrective Nose Surgery
Do you need a previous, unsuccessful nose surgery corrected? Mr Uppal has extensive experience in performing revision rhinoplasty surgery for patients who wish to correct or improve upon their previous rhinoplasty results.