When you want to live life to the full, it can take its toll. Injuries from rugby, football, boxing and other sports are a common reason that men choose to have nose surgery.
There are many reasons for choosing nose surgery, also called rhinoplasty or simply a ‘nose job’. You may have had an injury that has left it looking distorted, you may feel your nose is too big for your facial features, or you have a bump or bulbous tip. Whatever your reason, nose surgery can change the appearance of your nose to make it smaller or reshape the bridge, septum, tip and nostrils.
Our team of highly experienced General Medical Council (GMC) registered surgeons have guided thousands of patients on their journeys for both cosmetic and reconstructive nose surgery. Each procedure is carried out in one of our specialist Care Quality Commission registered centres, where we pride ourselves on our friendly, professional service and excellent facilities.
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 smaller or straighter nose. These cosmetic changes can help with your self-confidence in your everyday life.
Another benefit of nose surgery is that it can help to restore nasal functionality and relieve any breathing difficulties you might have.
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.
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.
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.
You may decide that you are ready to have nose surgery if you’re 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 or snore loudly.
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.
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.
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.
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Behind the scenes care, to help you take centre stage
Your first appointment
The first step in your rhinoplasty journey is to talk to your surgeon assistant over the phone. You’ll be able to talk to them about why you’re considering nose surgery, the likely costs and finance options, how much time you’ll probably need to take off work, and when you’d like to have the surgery. Whenever you decide to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500. If you feel ready, we’ll then book you in for your free consultation with one of our surgeons.
Your surgical consultation
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 of surgery and any rhinoplasty risks, with absolutely no obligation to go ahead. This surgical consultation can be carried out either over video chat or in person at your local clinic. 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. They include 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’ll then refer you to a clinic nurse who’ll perform some pre-op tests and procedures.
Nose surgery is performed under general anaesthetic, and you’ll need to stay in one of our hospitals overnight after surgery. On the day of your procedure, you’ll meet with your surgeon so that you can go through the consent form, ask any last-minute questions, and your nose will be marked in preparation for the planned incisions. You’ll be introduced to the rest of your surgical team before going into theatre.
The procedure you undergo is dependent upon the type of surgery you’re having. For example, if your nose is being made smaller (nose reduction), then they’ll remove some of the cartilage and bone. If your nose is being made larger (nose augmentation), your surgeon will do this by taking cartilage and bone from elsewhere (for example, from your ears and hips) and use this to build up the nose (called a “graft”). Generally, the procedure involves either making a cut across the skin between the nostrils (open rhinoplasty), or tiny cuts inside the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty).
There are several other types of nose surgery procedures available, and you can find out more details about these during your surgical consultation.
We’ll be here throughout the rhinoplasty recovery process to help you recuperate quickly and safely. Your surgeon will check that you’re properly recovered from the operation itself before discharging you. At this stage, you’ll feel very sore and won’t be able to drive, so you’ll need to make sure that you’ve 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’ll 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’ll take these out before you go home. You might also have a splint over your nose to help support it. Your surgeon will let you know how long this needs to be kept on for, but it is usually around a week.
We believe that the highest quality aftercare is just as important as the surgery itself, so we’re here to support you. Before you leave hospital, your nurse will give you advice on caring for your nose and arrange your post-op appointment at the clinic for around a week later (or as per your surgeon's instructions). This is when we’ll remove your splint and any external sutures if you have them. Not all rhinoplasty will have sutures that need to be removed. This will depend on whether your surgery used the open or closed method. You’ll 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.
Should you have any questions or concerns at all after your nose surgery, you can contact our 24/7 helpline for advice. For your peace of mind, all cosmetic surgery patients have access to our two-year aftercare programme.
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