Length of surgery

2-4 Hours


General anaesthetic

Hospital stay

May require overnight stay

Time off work

1-2 weeks

Time off exercise

6 weeks

Time to fully settle

18 months

Post-op care

Nasal taping for 6 weeks

What is a Cleft Rhinoplasty?

Cleft rhinoplasty involves the use of specialized techniques to reconstruct the nasal structures, including the septum, nasal cartilages, and nasal bones. This surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia and involves making incisions along the nasal tip and sides. The surgeon then reshapes the nasal structures to create a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing nose.

Cleft Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Cleft rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that requires a highly skilled and experienced surgeon. Patients should carefully consider the risks and benefits of the procedure before undergoing surgery and should choose a surgeon who has experience in performing cleft rhinoplasty.

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What are the benefits of Cleft Rhinoplasty?

The benefits of cleft rhinoplasty can be both functional and aesthetic. Here are some of the potential benefits:

Improved appearance

Cleft rhinoplasty can significantly improve the appearance of the nose, creating a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing nose.

Improved Breathing

In many cases, cleft rhinoplasty can improve breathing function by correcting any obstructions or deformities that are blocking the nasal passages.

Correction of Nasal Deformities

Cleft rhinoplasty can correct any nasal deformities caused by the cleft nose, including a deviated septum, asymmetrical nostrils, or a droopy tip.

Increased Confidence

The improved appearance of the nose can boost self-confidence and self-esteem in individuals with a cleft nose.

Better Quality of Life

The correction of functional issues can lead to a better quality of life, as patients can breathe more easily and engage in physical activities without restrictions.

It’s important to note that the benefits of cleft rhinoplasty can vary from patient to patient, and it’s essential to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon to understand the potential benefits and risks of the procedure.

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Cleft Rhinoplasty Specialist

If you are looking for a cleft rhinoplasty specialist, Dr Amir Sadri is a leading expert in cleft rhinoplasty and can help you achieve your desired results in the safest and most effective way. 

Dr Amir Sadri is a specialist rhinoplasty surgeon based in London. He is widely published with over 40 peer-reviewed papers on an extensive range of plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery. Furthermore, he’s presented work internationally in Europe and the USA.

As a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital, he is involved in the reconstruction of children with cleft lip and palate and vascular anomalies. In addition, he also owns his own private clinic and his cosmetic practice includes all aspects of aesthetic surgery, but his particular interest is in rhinoplasty and facial aesthetic surgery.

Learn More About Cleft Rhinoplasty Surgery

Patients born with a cleft lip can have associated changes with the nose that are collectively called cleft lip nasal deformity.

These deformities include a wide bridge, deviation of the nose, nostril asymmetries, poor nasal projection, and a wide nasal tip.  These changes to the nose are due to the cleft lip and form during the babies development inside the mother’s womb.

Surgical repair of the cleft lip as a baby, some of the issues with the nose are corrected.  However, as the child grows and reaches adulthood, some of the deformities can return or persist.

Cleft rhinoplasty is considered the most difficult type of rhinoplasty and should ideally be performed by a cleft surgeon or expert in rhinoplasty surgery.

The surgery may require the use of cartilage grafts from the patients ear or ribs.  This makes the recovery after cleft rhinoplasty longer and less comfortable.

Patients undergoing cleft rhinoplasty should be aware that the aim of surgery is to bring about an improvement to aesthetic appearance of the nose.  It is impossible to create a nose that is the same as someone who never had a cleft lip.

The cleft rhinoplasty is available on the NHS for eligible patients.  Therefore, those patients with a past history of cleft lip should seek a referral to their local cleft centre.


Happy Clients

"Dr Sadri provided a very professional but warm service during my entire experience. He’s extremely knowledgeable yet realistic, which helped put my mind at ease at all times! Im very pleased with my results and am looking forward to seeing my new nose in the months to come! Would absolutely recommend to anyone thinking of having this procedure."

"Truly you have a gift and I thank you for sharing it with me and others… your staff is very kind and considerate, and all that helps when someone is a little nervous.

"Very reassuring, very friendly and approachable with any questions. Enthusiastic to help!"

"The experience was very efficient from start to finish. All aspects of the procedure clearly explained and all my queries answered. Am very very happy with the result!"

"Highly professional and efficient, made me feel at ease as a patient. Would not hesitate to recommend!"

"Fantastic surgeon. I am very happy with my new nose!"

"Mr Sadri is a fantastic surgeon. He took the time to explain my procedure in great detail, answered all of my questions and undertook my procedure with great skill and poise. I cannot recommend him highly enough."

"Very nice manner and went through the procedure clearly beforehand. I felt a lot of trust and he put me at ease. He did a great job and I was supported afterwards. Would definitely recommend"

"Dr Sadri was wonderful from start to finish - he explained everything clearly, ensured I was making an informed decision and felt confident. He made time to check in with me as much as I needed before and after surgery. Highly recommend!"

"I had a rhinoplasty with Amir Sadri and he did such a good job! I’m delighted with the way looks and would recommend him to anyone who is looking to have nose job."

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