This depends on what you don’t like about your nose, the structure of the bone
and cartilage within it, and whether you have had a previous injury or surgery.
The characteristics of a normal nose are well described but the primary aim
of rhinoplasty is to address the things you don’t like. Your surgeon may point out
other abnormalities that you have not noticed and describe the underlying problem
to you. This will help you better understand the aims and limitations of surgery.
Most often, a prominent hump or the whole of the nose needs to be reduced or straightened. In addition, the tip may be refined, or the angle between the nose and the upper lip altered. The nostrils may also need to be reduced in size.
Occasionally, some breathing difficulties are associated with narrowing the nasal airway. We can correct and improve these during the rhinoplasty operation by carefully placing cartilage grafts to open the airway.