Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Commonly referred to as a ‘nose job’, Rhinoplasty was the 6th most sought-after cosmetic procedure in 2014. Rhinoplasty popularity is reflected by the fact that it's consistently been one of the most regularly performed procedures around the globe. Rhinoplasty procedure is designed to help those who are unhappy with the size, shape or form of their nose, either for aesthetic or medical reasons.

We are proud to have some of the UK's most experienced Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons performing our Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping) procedures including Mr. Davood Fallahdar, Mr. Nick Percival, Mr Miles Berry and Mr. Navid Jallali in London, Mr Shivram Singh in Birmingham, Mr. Deemesh Oudit in Manchester, Mr Richard Karoo in Bristol and Mr Alastair Lowrie in Glasgow.

What is a Rhinoplasty?

A Rhinoplasty or Nose Job is a plastic surgery procedure aimed at correcting and reconstructing the shape of the nose. It is frequently performed to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the area, but it can also be used to restore nasal functions and correct deviated septums.

The procedure can reshape the tip, bridge, or whole profile of the nose, and can help with some breathing difficulties.

There are 3 main types of rhinoplasty (nose reshaping):

  • Standard rhinoplasty - Full nose correction of the bridge, nose tip and alar bases (nostrils)
  • Septo-rhinoplasty – Full nose correction, including the alteration of a deviated nasal septum (the cartilage partition in the nose). If you suffer from symptoms of a deviated septum, this procedure is also suitable
  • Rhino-tip - Correction of the tip and alar bases

Rhinoplasty is one of the oldest Cosmetic Surgery procedures, which means that the techniques and skills of our surgeons have been sharpened to perfection. Depending on your expectations and requirements, our Cosmetic Surgeons will recommend the most suitable procedure for the results you wish to achieve. 

The Problem

Your nose is one of your most defining features, and how it looks can have a huge impact on your confidence. You might find that you don’t like the shape or size of your nose, or a previous injury may have left it crooked or uneven. Nasal blockages from the shape of your nose may also be causing permanent breathing problems.

Whether the reasoning is for confidence or medical purposes, our Plastic Surgeons will work alongside you to help you achieve your goals.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty and Septorhinoplasty surgeries are performed under general anaesthetic and can take up to two hours, depending on the nature of the procedure. For both surgeries you will need to stay overnight in hospital for monitoring.

Rhinotip correction may be carried out under local anaesthetic with sedation, under which circumstance you may be able to return home on the same day.

Regardless of the type of Rhinoplasty surgery you are having, your surgeon will work hard to ensure you are left with no visible scarring. For a standard Rhinoplasty, your surgeon will make incisions inside your nose in order to allow for alterations to the bone structure, and for those undergoing Rhino-tip procedures, your surgeon will operate on the cartilage inside your nose, either removing or reshaping parts of it to give the desired shape.

Prior to your surgery, your surgeon will cover all aspects of the procedure with you and will advise you on your individual case.

Video of Rhinoplasty (nose job) performed by Mr. Davood Fallahdar

*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

The Rhinoplasty Results

Results from Rhinoplasty procedures can be drastic, transforming not only the nose but the whole face. Whichever surgery you are having you will be left with no visible scarring, though you will need to wear a splint across your nose for 7-10 days to protect it.

Your final results will normally show after a couple of months, once swelling and bruising have completely dispersed.

Rhinoplasty (nose job) - Before and After Photo Gallery *  |   Testimonials * |  Cost

Rhinoplasty Recovery / Downtime

We recommend that you take 7-14 days off work. 

Bruising and swelling of the eyes and upper cheeks is normal, and will subside within 10-14 days. You may also experience a sore throat after the surgery.

The swelling inside your nose may take a few months to disappear completely, but your clinic should be there to help you if you have any concerns during recovery.

Our Medical Team

We believe the only way to achieve the very best results is to work with the very best staff. We have a respected team of some of the UK's leading surgeons, including: 

*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

FAQs

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  • How long does the procedure take?

    Rhinoplasty procedures can last up to two hours, it all depends on the complexity of your case. They are performed under general anaesthetic, so you will have to stay in hospital overnight for monitoring. 

    On the other hand, Rhino-tip Correction can be performed under local anaesthetic, in which case you can go home on the day of your operation. Your surgeon will advise you on whether this is a suitable option for you. 

    Rhinoplasty procedures can last up to two hours, it all depends on the complexity of your case. They are performed under general anaesthetic, so you will have to stay in hospital overnight for monitoring. 
    On the other hand, Rhino-tip Correction can be performed under local anaesthetic, in which case you can go home on the day of your operation. Your surgeon will advise you on whether this is a suitable option for you. 
  • What can I expect during the recovery process?

    In order for your recovery to be as swift and comfortable as possible, your surgeon will take you through the necessary steps of post-operative care. You will be provided with numbers that you can call at any time should you have any questions or concerns. 

    We cover the recovery process in detail, here.

    In order for your recovery to be as swift and comfortable as possible, your surgeon will take you through the necessary steps of post-operative care. You will be provided with numbers that you can call at any time should you have any questions or concerns. 
    We cover the recovery process in detail, here.
  • How long does the swelling last?

    The amount of time your nose will be swollen depends on your individual case, however you can expect a reasonable amount of swelling in the first two weeks following your treatment. 

    It will gradually lessen and become unnoticeable over the next 3-4 months. Residual swelling may persist up to a year, but it would only be noticeable to the patient.

    The amount of time your nose will be swollen depends on your individual case, however you can expect a reasonable amount of swelling in the first two weeks following your treatment. 
    It will gradually lessen and become unnoticeable over the next 3-4 months. Residual swelling may persist up to a year, but it would only be noticeable to the patient.
  • How soon will I be able to see results?

    You should start noticing results two weeks following your surgery. As your swelling lessens over the next few months, your results will gradually become more apparent. Please be aware that it can take anywhere between 6-12 months before you can see your final results. 

    You should start noticing results two weeks following your surgery. As your swelling lessens over the next few months, your results will gradually become more apparent. Please be aware that it can take anywhere between 6-12 months before you can see your final results.