What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to reshape or reconstruct the nose. Reconstructive rhinoplasty would be done to restore function to a nose that may have been affected by trauma or a congenital defect. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is usually done for aesthetic purposes and is generally referred to as a nose job. Rhinoplasty cost in the UK will vary from clinic to clinic depending on their prestige and location and also on the amount of work that will need to be carried out to achieve the desired result.
The cost of rhinoplasty or nose job in the UK can start from as little as £2000 and can cost more than £4000 if the reputation and prestige of a rhinoplasty clinic will allow. The location of a rhinoplasty clinic will also have a bearing on the cost of rhinoplasty surgery as well as the surgeons they employ. It is important that rhinoplasty prices are not the main factor used for comparing rhinoplasty clinics because price alone is not enough. The level of surgical care and professionalism offered by a rhinoplasty clinic and surgeon are far more important than cost because there are some errors that money cannot correct.
Nose Job Procedure
During a nose job procedure or rhinoplasty, incisions are generally made inside of the nose so that any scars are hidden. It is only in the case of reducing the size of the nostrils that incisions are made on the outside of the nose. Once the nose cartilage and bone is exposed the necessary amount of cartilage and bone are cut away until the desired shape is achieved. Any excess skin is trimmed off and the skin is stitched into place using dissolvable sutures.
Rhinoplasty Prices Abroad
Many patients feel that rhinoplasty prices in the UK are too high and opt to have their rhinoplasty surgery abroad. Travelling abroad for surgery is known as medical tourism as many countries that offer cheap rhinpoplasty surgery, and other types of surgery, are in tropical destinations. Patients can combine holidays with surgery and save thousands of pounds in the process. Where rhinoplasty surgery in the UK can be found as cheaply as £2000, the same surgery in countries like Bolivia and Brazil can be found for as little as £764 and £835 respectively. However, potential patients should exercise a level of caution when considering surgery abroad as there are many additional costs associated with having important surgical treatment overseas.