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Also known as rhinoplasty or a ‘nose job’, nose surgery involves altering the shape or size of your nose. Performed for cosmetic and medical reasons, it’s a popular procedure. Just under 3,000 nose surgeries took place in 2019, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

Rhinoplasty could be for you if you feel that your nose or its features don’t align with the rest of your face. That might mean the length or angle of your nose, the shape of its tip or bridge, or the width or shape of your nostrils. If you have experienced injury to your nose or suffer from breathing difficulties, you may also wish to opt for nose surgery.

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Our General Medical Council (GMC) registered rhinoplasty surgeons have performed countless nose surgeries, and their help has successfully guided thousands of people. They are experts at all types of nose job. That includes closed rhinoplasty, where bone and cartilage is accessed from within the nostril, and open nose surgery, which involves incisions being made within the nostril and the columella – the skin between the nostrils.

Whichever procedure might be right for your needs, including nose reshaping, reduction, or straightening, we can help. Talk to our friendly advisors – book a consultation today.

Enhance how you look, change how you feel

Rhinoplasty surgery can enhance the aesthetic look of your nose. You may want to have a more evenly proportioned nose shape with a profile that complements your other facial dimensions and structure; this could be a straighter or smaller nose. These cosmetic changes can help with your self-confidence in your everyday life.

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Another benefit of nose surgery is that it can help to restore nasal functionality and relieve any breathing difficulties you might have.

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As with every surgical procedure, it’s important that you’re aware of any potential risks that nose surgery may pose, however small, so that you can weigh these up against the benefits that surgery can bring.

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Your surgeon assistant and expert rhinoplasty surgeon will be happy to discuss any possible complications and give you detailed information regarding the procedure. As a guide, they may include pain, slight nose bleeds, temporarily blocked nose and an altered sense of smell.

You, reimagined

People choose nose surgery for all sorts of reasons. Only you can know what the impact is of having a nose that you feel is too big or not the right shape. If your nose is impacting your self-esteem and holding you back, then it may be time to consider this procedure.

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You may decide that you are ready to have nose surgery if you:

  • Are conscious or unhappy with your nose size or shape
  • Have trouble with your breathing because of your nose
  • Would like to correct an injury or damage that has occurred to your nose
  • Snore loudly

To undergo this surgery, we’d recommend you have a healthy BMI, have no serious health conditions, have realistic goals for surgery and that you feel mentally ready for the procedure.

It’s very important to be sure about what you like and don’t like about your nose, and what you want to change. Your surgeon will be able to provide advice so that any surgery carried out on your nose looks as natural as possible.

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As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual’s procedure is different, so our treatment plans are tailored specifically around your own unique needs. Because of this, the rhinoplasty cost can vary, depending on the area/s you’re having treated.

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We place a great deal of importance on our free face to face, no obligation consultations, during which you can discuss your requirements with your surgeon assistant. They’ll provide a detailed overview of the surgery cost and the various payment plans we have available. As well as being able to pay for your procedure outright, you can choose to spread the cost over several years via our flexible finance plans. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about these.

And if you join our Membership programme, Transform Me, you’ll have access to exclusive discounts and offers relating to your treatments with us.

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What are the different types of rhinoplasty?
Nose reshaping surgeries change the appearance of the nose through shaping and altering bone, cartilage, and tissue. There are a number of types of nose job, with each focused on a different concern. Nose reduction surgery involves removing parts of the nose to reduce its size and change its shape. This is typically a closed rhinoplasty procedure, resulting in no visible scarring and a shorter recovery time. However, the choice of procedure can differ depending on the individual, so closed surgery is not always possible for everyone. Nose augmentation surgery involves taking bone from the hips, elbow, or skull, and cartilage from the ears, and using this to create a graft that reconstructs or builds up part of the nose. Rhinoplasty can also change the shape of the nose without removing or adding bone or tissue. This is done by breaking the nose bone and moving the cartilage and bone into a new position that is then set in place. Septoplasty procedures are used to change the shape of the nasal septum – for aesthetic reasons, or to curtail breathing difficulties – by moving the septum and removing any tissue or cartilage, if needed. Rhinotip (nose tip) correction surgery changes the tip of the nose and nostrils through the alteration of the cartilage. The specific type of nose job that might help you is best decided through a consultation between you and your surgeon. With their expert help, you will be able to further understand the rhinoplasty options available to you, which would best suit you, and what the realistic results will be.
What are the benefits of nose surgery?
While nose surgeries are not recommended for everyone, they can provide several benefits. Firstly, by changing the size or shape of the nose, the face can be given a more harmonious appearance. This can give you more confidence in how you look, and greater self-esteem. Rhinoplasty may also help you breathe more easily, which can improve sleep, stop snoring, allow more intense exercise, and solve sinus problems. And nose surgery can be used to reconstruct the nose and restore its appearance too; remedying a birth defect or fixing a historical nose break that did not heal correctly, for example.
What are the risks of rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasties are medical procedures, so there will always be a slight risk. That said, you can be sure that our experienced, skilled, and regulated surgeons have performed thousands of nose reshaping surgeries without incident. There is a very slight risk of infection following a nose job, alongside anaesthetic complications, post-operation scars, numbness, pain, or bleeding. Bruising and swelling, while typically not risks in and of themselves, are common after rhinoplasty procedures too. You should always be aware of the risks before you commit to a rhinoplasty procedure. That’s why your advisor will fully explain them all, so you feel as confident and reassured as possible before making your choice. Pre-operation screening will also be conducted, minimising any rhinoplasty risks further.
Why choose Transform for your UK rhinoplasty?
Whatever the reason for your nose surgery, our goal is to provide you with a first-class standard of care that guides you through your journey and puts you perfectly at ease. As one of the leading rhinoplasty specialists in the UK, our approach is focused entirely on getting you the results you want to see, boosting your confidence as a result. Your wants and needs are what matter when considering a rhinoplasty. If you choose Transform, you’ll benefit from a deeply consultative approach that’s totally personalised to you, alongside many other benefits: - Our highly experienced team of rhinoplasty surgeons. Registered by the General Medical Council (GMC), they have guided thousands of women through cosmetic and reconstructive nose surgery, providing amazing results. - Our specialist Care Quality Commission-registered clinics. There, you’ll experience friendly, professional service at leading facilities, before receiving high-quality aftercare 24/7 for up to two years after your rhinoplasty procedure. - Straightforward costing means you gain a complete view of the price of your nose reshaping surgery, and flexible finance options mean it’s more affordable too. - All our clinics operate completely in line with Care Quality Commission, Healthcare Infection Society, and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales guidelines. This means you’ll receive the best possible quality of care, peace of mind, and results.
What are Transform’s nose surgery cost and finance options?
Transform is a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery. We know every patient is different, so your nose surgery treatment will be completely personalised, including the price. Our free face-to-face, no-obligation consultations will provide you with a detailed insight into our pricing that lets you know how much your rhinoplasty will cost. If needed, we can also talk you through how you might be able to get your nose job on finance, giving you all the information you need regarding our flexible finance options. While cost may be a key factor in your final decision, the permanent nature of nose surgery means you should consider the level of rhinoplasty care you receive, the clinic’s reputation for patient safety, and the expertise and experience of your rhinoplasty surgeon. That way, you can make sure you minimise the need for follow-up surgeries, and the overall risk of complications. For more information, view our pricing and finance options.
Can nose surgery help with breathing difficulties?
Yes, nose surgery can be a good option for women with breathing difficulties. Your rhinoplasty surgeon will discuss the symptoms of your breathing problem and examine you so they can advise on the best course of action.
How much time will I need to take off work?
It typically takes up to two weeks for bruising and swelling to reduce once you’ve had your nose surgery, so often our clients will book between a week and a fortnight off work. The amount of time required does depend on how physically demanding your job is, but your rhinoplasty surgeon assistant can discuss this in more detail with you.
Does rhinoplasty require general anaesthesia?
The need for general anaesthesia differs depending on the type of rhinoplasty procedure taking place. Some short nose jobs, such as those occurring on the tip of the nose, only require a local anaesthetic, while those that involve cartilage and bone will usually be performed under general. Whatever you require, we’ll talk you through your options before we book your nose surgery, so you’re completely happy with the type of anaesthetic we recommend.
How long does nose surgery take?
Nose surgery typically takes between one and a half and three hours to complete. That said, the specific duration of your surgery may be shorter or longer, as different procedures take different periods of time. It’s likely you will need to stay overnight in one of our hospitals afterwards, which means a full 24 hours is typically required for the whole nose cosmetic surgery procedure.
How long will I have to stay in hospital after my nose reshaping?
After your nose plastic surgery, you will probably need to stay overnight in one of our hospitals – sometimes for two nights. The need for this differs by procedure, so we’ll talk you through our recommendation before we arrange your surgery.
How long will it take to recover from my nose surgery?
The time it takes to recover from rhinoplasty depends on the person. A dressing is typically worn for the first 12 hours. Any incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches that disappear after a week or so, and you may need to wear a splint across your nose for around a week. Bruising will fade after at least two weeks, and it may take a few months before your nose settles into its altered shape. Patient aftercare is our priority, so whatever your rhinoplasty procedure, we’ll let you know what you should and shouldn’t do to make sure you experience a speedy recovery and optimal results. We’ll check up with you across several post-operative appointments too. These are a chance to make sure your nose job recovery is going well and you’re happy with the end result.
Will there be any scarring from my nose surgery?
Typically, rhinoplasty incisions are made inside the nostrils, which means you won’t see any scars. If your nose job requires open rhinoplasty, your surgeon may make an incision in between your nostrils, or on each side of your nostrils. These can leave very fine scars, but usually these are difficult to notice. To make sure you know exactly what to expect in terms of scarring, your surgeon will explain what nose surgery you’ll be having, how it will be performed, and what scars might be formed as a result.
Is nose plastic surgery right for me?
If you are considering nose cosmetic surgery, you need to be sure it is the right choice for you. That’s because nose surgeries are typically irreversible. Changing such a significant aspect of your facial appearance permanently is not a small decision. You need to be aware that perfection is never achieved (through nose reshaping or any other procedure), and that your expectations may differ from the result. How long have you thought about the procedure? Why are you thinking about it now? What will it change in your life? These are the sorts of questions you should ask yourself while consulting with your advisor and surgeon regarding a rhinoplasty. That way, you can be sure it’s the right choice for you over the long term. You should also be sure that you have the correct nose reshaping procedure performed. This is also covered during the consultation period so you can have all the expert knowledge needed to make an informed decision about your health and appearance. To ensure your safety, your advisor will also assess your full medical history. And a pre-operation screening will ensure you have the level of physical fitness required to go ahead with a nose surgery, too.
What is rhinoplasty?
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.
Can you get a nose job on finance?
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.
How long will my rhinoplasty last?
Rhinoplasties usually last a lifetime, given that they are permanent. That said, your nose will age as you grow older and the collagen in your tissues breaks down naturally. This can sometimes slightly affect how your nose looks, its structure, or the appearance of any scarring from your nose surgery. Every procedure and person is different, so your consultation will focus on the long-term impact of your rhinoplasty, including how its look might change over time as you age.

Next steps

Our approach to rhinoplasty care puts you centre stage, at every step of your journey.

Your first appointment

It all starts with a chat with your surgeon assistant over the phone. You can discuss why you’re thinking about nose surgery, the likely costs, the finance options available, how much time you might need to take off work, and the timeline you’d ideally like when having the procedure.

If you choose to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500. From there, if you are ready, we’ll book your free consultation with one of our expert surgeons.

Your surgical consultation

At your free women’s nose job consultation, you can talk to your rhinoplasty surgeon in person or over video chat about the results you want from the procedure. All aspects of the surgery will be detailed. This will include the different types of nose surgeries, the benefits, and any rhinoplasty risks. You will be told what the realistic results will be, based on the right method for your needs.

At this stage, there is absolutely no obligation to continue, but our surgeons are happy and able to answer any questions you may have, however trivial you may think they are. Only once you are happy to continue and book your rhinoplasty in one of our UK clinics will your surgeon refer you to a clinic nurse. They’ll perform a range of pre-op tests and procedures which are designed to keep you safe and ensure everything goes smoothly.

The surgery

Most nose surgeries are conducted under general anaesthetic which means you’ll need to stay in one of our hospitals overnight afterwards. On the day, you’ll meet with your rhinoplasty surgeon to complete the consent form and get answers to your last-minute questions. They’ll mark your nose in preparation for treatment. We’ll then introduce your surgical team before taking you to the theatre.

Your nose reshaping procedure will depend on the type of surgery you’re having. A nose reduction, for instance, will see cartilage and bone removed, while a nose augmentation will graft cartilage and bone from elsewhere on your body to your nose. Cuts across the skin between the nostrils (known as open rhinoplasty) or minuscule cuts inside them (closed rhinoplasty) are also likely.

You will find out more about your specific nose surgery during your surgical consultation.


Throughout your nose job recovery process, we’ll be here to help you recover and heal as quickly as possible, whilst ensuring your safety and health. After the rhinoplasty procedure, your surgeon will make sure you have recuperated from the operation itself before they discharge you. You’ll need someone to take you home, as your nose will be very sore and you’ll be unable to drive.

Swelling and bruising is common after nose plastic surgery, around the nose, face, and sometimes the eyes. To help, we will give you pain relief to help your nose job recovery. Dressings are likely to be inside each nostril after the nose surgery, but we’ll remove these before you leave. A splint might be placed over your nose to support healing and recovery, often for a week, but your surgeon will tell you how long you should keep this on for.


Having the best quality aftercare is just as crucial as your nose surgery itself, so you can always count on our support. Before you go home, you’ll be given advice on rhinoplasty aftercare and an appointment will be arranged at the clinic about a week later, depending on your surgeon's instructions.

At this post-operation appointment, your splint will be removed, alongside any external sutures. Around six weeks after your rhinoplasty operation, you will see the surgeon again to review your nose job and check on your recovery. At this point, we can arrange any further aftercare that’s required.

Your nose reshaping surgery recovery time depends on a lot of factors, but any bruising will begin to fade after about two weeks, and after several months your nose will settle into its new look. That’s why it’s important that you don’t let yourself be alarmed by how your nose looks straight after the operation. It can be a good idea to book some time off work during this period so you can focus on your rhinoplasty recovery.

If you have any questions or concerns after the surgery, you should contact our 24/7 helpline without hesitation. All our patients have access to our two-year aftercare programme, too, so if you need anything, just get in touch.

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