Nose Job Surgery
Nose job surgery or rhinoplasty is the surgical reshaping of the nose for aesthetic or reconstructive purposes. Rhinoplasty surgery performed for aesthetic purposes is referred to as a cosmetic surgery procedure because it is carried out to improve the appearance of the nose. A nose job performed to improve nasal functioning or to correct damage caused by trauma is known as reconstructive surgery due to the fact that it is attempting to reconstruct a damaged nose or restore natural function. Nose job surgery can increase or reduce the size of the nose and also reshape the bridge and nostrils. The number of nose job surgery procedures carried out in the UK in 2010 increased by 9.7 percent to 4,207 according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
Who Has Nose Job Surgery?
Many people are born with a nose that is not considered as 'normal' and are made to suffer through bullying and ridicule as a child and this ridicule can continue into adulthood. Such ridicule can cause extreme embarrassment and self consciousness for those who have noses which are too big or bulbous in shape. If these individuals are not allowed to lead normal lives due to the big deal made over the size and/or shape of their noses, a nose job or rhinoplasty surgery may be the only option to address their problem. Nose job prices in the UK usually costs between £3000 and £4000 on average although exact rhinoplasty prices will depend on the reputation and location of the UK nose job clinic used. In some cases, it may be possible to receive a nose job free on the NHS.
NHS Nose Job
If a nose job is carried to satisfy a perfectly understandable aesthetic desire, it is unlikely that the NHS will agree to pay for a rhinoplasty procedure. However, if there is a medical reason why the nose job is required such as to restore the correct functioning of the nose, or to repair a nose damaged by an accident or act of violence, the NHS may provide a nose job free. This is normally the only time that a nose job can be found for free on the NHS and is monitored under strict guidelines to prevent abuse of the free nose job offer. The only other possibility of receiving a free nose job is in the case of a ugly nose causing severe mental and emotional damage due to its proportions.
Ugly Nose Depression
In some cases, those with noses that are generally considered as ugly, are subjected to continuous verbal and sometimes physical abuse during their lives as an unfair consequence. This emotional and mental abuse has the potential to contribute to depression and severe anxiety that can cause the withdrawal of the individual from a normal life. The victim will have been made to feel 'abnormal' or different and inadequate in some way. Under such circumstances and after comprehensive assessments by NHS psychologists and psychiatrists, it is possible for one to get a nose job on the NHS. One would hope, it is assumed, that nobody would want to be in that sad state of affairs and that NHS intervention in such cases would be perfectly understandable.