Nose Surgery

Nose surgery, also called rhinoplasty or simply a ‘nose job’, is a surgical way of changing the size or shape of your nose. It is one of the most commonly performed surgeries for both cosmetic and medical reasons.

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Some people think that certain features of their nose don’t align with the rest of their facial features. In these cases, they may look to alter the length of the nose, reshape the tip or the bridge of their nose, or even alter the width of the nostrils. In other situations, people opt for nose surgery following an injury or as a result of functional breathing problems.

Our team of highly experienced, General Medical Council (GMC) registered surgeons has guided thousands of patients on their journeys including both cosmetic and reconstructive nose surgery. Each procedure is carried out in one of our specialist Care Quality Commission registered clinics, where we pride ourselves on our friendly, professional service and excellent facilities. We are always available for a free consultation, so please get in touch by calling us on 0330 053 9115 or email [email protected] to discuss your options with one of our specialists

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Rhinoplasty frequently asked questions

If you are considering rhinoplasty, you’re bound to have many questions on your mind, from the average nose job cost to what the procedure involves and recovery times. We’ve answered some of the commonly asked questions around ‘nose jobs’ below, but if you can’t find the answer you are looking for, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.

Nose surgery (rhinoplasty) FAQs

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a ‘nose job’, is a type of cosmetic surgery that alters the appearance of the nose. Typically, rhinoplasty surgery involves adjusting or reshaping bone, cartilage and tissue to change the shape and/or size of the nose. There are many different types of nose jobs available which you can find out more about below.

There are several different types of nose jobs, each tackling different concerns. Reduction rhinoplasty, also known as nose reduction surgery, makes the nose smaller. Septorhinoplasty alters the external appearance and the internal septum, while rhinotip or nose tip surgery alters the tip of the nose and nostrils. Whether you’re thinking about having a nose job to make your nostrils smaller or considering nose straightening surgery, your surgeon will discuss the right method for you and the results you can realistically expect.

Most rhinoplasty incisions are made inside the nostrils, so you won’t be able to see any scars. However, for some types of nose jobs your surgeon may make an incision in the skin between your nostrils, which is called ‘open rhinoplasty’. You may also require small incisions to be made at either side of your nostrils, which will leave very fine scars. Your surgeon will fully explain the type of nose surgery you will be having and outline any expected scarring so you will know what to expect.

Yes, it can. Your rhinoplasty surgeon will talk to you about your symptoms and examine you so that they can advise on how they can help.

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we know that each individual procedure and person is different, and so your treatment will be tailored specifically to you. This means that the nose job cost can vary depending on individual requirements. During your consultation you will be given a detailed overview of how much your rhinoplasty will cost in our UK clinics, as well as plenty of information regarding our flexible credit options. We are happy to talk you through getting your nose job on finance, which means you can spread the cost over monthly repayments. Please take a look at our finance page to find out more about our rhinoplasty finance options.

Absolutely – we are pleased to offer several options for financing rhinoplasty surgery, so you can choose a payment plan that suits you. During your consultation, your advisor will talk you through the nose job price and the various finance options available.

For instance, if you’d like to spread the nose surgery cost over one year, there’s a 0% finance option which requires a minimum £500 deposit and then 12 monthly repayments. Or we also offer loan plans that spread the rhinoplasty cost over longer periods, such as 12, 24 or 36 months at 16.9% APR. Our rhinoplasty finance options are provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance Limited who are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Terms and conditions apply and to be eligible for finance you must meet the eligibility criteria – you can find out more about finance options on our cosmetic surgery finance page.

Many people ask us how long a rhinoplasty surgery is, but it will vary according to the procedure you have. Typically, rhinoplasty surgery takes around two hours under general anaesthetic. However, you will probably require an overnight stay in hospital following the procedure, and so you should allow for a full 24 hours for the whole process.

Rhinoplasty recovery times vary from person to person. Any incisions will be closed with dissolvable stitches, which will disappear on their own after a week or so. It will be at least two weeks before the bruising fades, and several months before your nose settles into its new shape following surgery. Before you leave hospital, we will advise you on what to do and what not to do after rhinoplasty to ensure that you recover quickly. You will also have several post-operative appointments so that we can make sure your nose job recovery is going well and you are pleased with the results.

After your nose surgery, you may need to stay overnight in one of our hospitals. We will discuss our recommendation with you before we book your surgery.

As it takes up to two weeks for the bruising and swelling to go down after your nose surgery, many of our customers choose to book between a week and a fortnight off work. However, this will depend on the physical demands of your job and your patient advisor can discuss this in more detail.

Nose cosmetic surgery is suitable for most people, but we will take a full medical history and complete a pre-op screening to make sure you are physically fit enough before we go ahead with your surgery.

As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks attached to rhinoplasty. For instance, bruising and swelling after rhinoplasty are common. Other potential risks include infection, complications from anaesthetic and scarring. Our advisor will fully explain all rhinoplasty risks to you, so you feel as confident and reassured as possible before going ahead with the procedure.

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Watch a real-life patient story and see how Transform has helped change Shaunie Blackburn’s life through nose surgery.

“Given how confident I feel about my nose now, I would definitely recommend Transform to my friends and family, and anybody else who asks me.”

Read Shaunie’s full story here.

More details on rhinoplasty

When you come to Transform, it’s all about you. We’ll listen carefully to your aspirations for being the best you, and you’ll receive all the advice and support you need throughout your journey with us. Here’s a step-by-step guide to what you can expect from your nose surgery.

Step by step guide

The first step is to meet your patient advisor. You will be able to talk to them about why you are considering nose surgery, the likely nose job price and your finance options, how much time you will probably need to take off work, and when you’d like to have the surgery. If you feel ready, we will then book you in for your free consultation with one of our rhinoplasty surgeons.

At your free nose job consultation, your rhinoplasty surgeon will ask you about the results you want to achieve from the surgery. You can discuss every aspect of the procedure, from the different types of nose jobs to the benefits and rhinoplasty risks, with no obligation to go ahead. Our surgeons are extremely knowledgeable and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

There are several types of nose surgery which tackle different concerns. This includes nose reshaping, nose reduction surgery, nose straightening surgery and nose tip surgery. Your surgeon will discuss the right method for you and the results you can realistically expect. If you feel ready to go ahead and book your nose surgery in one of our UK clinics, they will then refer you to a clinic nurse who will perform some pre-op tests and procedures.

On the day of your surgery, you will meet with your surgeon so you can go through the consent form and ask any last-minute questions. You will then be introduced to the rest of your surgical team before going into theatre. How long a nose job takes to perform depends on the type of procedure you are having. But in most cases, rhinoplasty takes around two hours under general anaesthetic, which means you may need to stay overnight in one of our hospitals.

During the procedure, your surgeon will make incisions in your nose. These are usually made inside the nose, so you won’t be able to see any scars, but for some procedures an incision in the skin between your nostrils may be made, or at either side of your nostrils, which will leave very fine scars. Any incisions will be closed with dissolvable stitches, which will disappear after a week or so.

We will be here throughout the rhinoplasty recovery process to help you recuperate quickly and safely. Your surgeon will check that you are properly recovered from the operation before discharging you. At this stage, you will feel very sore from your operation and won’t be able to drive, so you will need to make sure that you have made arrangements to get home.

Following rhinoplasty, swelling and bruising is common around your nose, and you may also have bruising around the eyes. We will provide pain relief to help with any discomfort during your nose job recovery. You may have dressings inside each nostril at first, which will prevent you from breathing through your nose, but we will take these out before you go home. You might also have a splint over your nose to help support it, which you will need to keep in place for around one week after your nose job.

We are committed to providing the highest quality rhinoplasty aftercare, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Before you leave hospital, your nurse will give you some advice on caring for your nose and arrange your post-op appointment at the clinic for around a week later. This is when we will remove your splint if you have one. You will also see your surgeon for a review appointment around six weeks after your surgery to check on your nose job recovery and arrange any further aftercare you might need.

Nose job recovery time varies from patient to patient, but it will be at least two weeks before the bruising begins to fade and several months before your nose settles into its new shape, so please don’t be alarmed by your immediate post-op appearance. Many of our patients decide to book some time off work during this period.

If you have any questions or concerns at all, then just contact our 24/7 helpline. All patients have access to our three-year aftercare programme as standard and you will have the option to extend cover to up to 10 years.

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