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Rhinoplasty or nose job surgery is one of the most challenging procedures in plastic or aesthetic surgery. When carried out to a high level however the results of successful surgery can be dramatic and very beneficial. There can be many reasons why some people are unhappy with the shape of their nose. As the nose is one of the main defining features of the face its appearance is very important to people. Patients may request rhinoplasty surgery in Glasgow to correct a problem following trauma or an accident or to improve the appearance of a nose which perhaps does not fit in with other facial features. Some women wish a more feminine looking nose. Men may also wish to soften their facial profile. Following trauma or a broken nose improvements can be made to restore the appearance of the nose. Surgery on the nose can aim to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance or to correct an obvious abnormality e.g. a prominent nasal hump. The surgery can also reduce and refine the tip of the nose. Cartilage grafts are sometimes required to even out asymmetries of the tip. Occasionally bone graft techniques are required to augment the bridge of the nose if this is overly flat.

Many aspects of a nose can be changed surgically although rhinoplasty techniques can be very demanding and require substantial experience. To change the outward appearance of the nose, changes need to be made to its underlying framework. Mr Morley has extensive experience in rhinoplasty techniques including both open and closed approaches.

Closed Approach (Endonasal)
The majority of problems with the bony structure of the nose can be improved without leaving any visible scars on the skin of the nose. Surgery can include nasal hump reduction and narrowing of the nose along with reduction and refinement of the tip of the nose. A splint is worn for a week and recovery time is relatively short.

Open Approach
In some cases it is necessary to make a small cut on the under surface of the nose to allow more accurate correction of the nasal tip. This technique is often recommended if there is a problem which is more complicated than that normally seen in a rhinoplasty, especially if it involves the tip of the nose. The open approach is easily combined with standard techniques of nasal hump removal and thinning of the nose. Recovery tends to be slightly more prolonged following an open rhinoplasty.

Secondary Rhinoplasty
Some people who have had rhinoplasty surgery in the past may wish further work carried out. This type of secondary rhinoplasty is often complicated and can require an open approach more often than an initial rhinoplasty. Sometimes other techniques such as cartilage grafting are required.

Rhinoplasty ( or nosejob) surgery is a specialised field where great improvements in facial appearance can be made. The surgery is demanding and substantial understanding of the underlying anatomy of the nose is required of surgeons. Mr Morley has been performing rhinoplasty as a consultant plastic surgeon in Glasgow for twelve years and has extensive experience of both primary and secondary rhinoplasty operations.