Rhinoplasty aims to reshape and refine a patient’s nose. It is not at all unusual for someone to dislike the shape or size of their nose, and so rhinoplasty is a frequently requested procedure.

Successful rhinoplasty surgery  achieves  a more harmonious aesthetic relationship between the nose and other features. It may also improve a patient’s nasal airway (breathing) if underlying structural abnormalities are present and appropriate internal nasal procedures are undertaken.

Patients may be seeking improvements in nasal profile, for example hump removal. Nasal tip refinement is often requested, to improve a boxy or bulbous nasal tip. Some patients desire nasal width alteration, whilst others request correction of asymmetry or deviation.

Miles Banwell favours an open rhinoplasty technique. The incision is well hidden across the columella, the skin covered structure which separates the nostrils; this scar is typically barely visible after only a few weeks. It is important for patients to remember that the recovery time following rhinoplasty surgery demands patience, as swelling inevitably takes time to fully settle.