12 July 2022

Changing your nose shape

Which nose job could be right for you?


Being uncomfortable or self-conscious about your nose shape can affect your everyday life, including how other people react to you – and how you react to them.

Often, your self confidence can suffer when you’re unhappy with how you look in the mirror, but nose surgery could be the answer. Also known as rhinoplasty surgery or nose jobs, these procedures change the look, position or size of your nose, and there are different types available to help change specific nose shapes.

We’ve pulled together some of the most common nose shapes that our patients have chosen to change in recent years, with details of the type of nose jobs available so that you can see which one is right for you.

Wide or flat bridge

If your nose is noticeably flat or broad across the bridge, nose bridge surgery can help. ‘Augmentation rhinoplasty’ reduces the width of the bridge and refines the base of the nose. This improves the contours of the face and alters the appearance of the face.

Bulbous tip

You may have a more rounded nose tip which makes your nose look either too wide or too long. A bulbous nose job can reshape the lower lateral cartilage and create a softer triangular appearance. The result? A more delicate-looking nose, more suited to the proportions of your face.

Too long

A very big or long nose can distract from the other features of the face. Through a complex rhinoplasty procedure, your nasal tip can be reduced to create a shorter nose overall. This helps to balance out your facial proportions and profile, so that your nose complements, rather than dominates, your whole face – allowing your other features to shine.

Too pointy

Excess cartilage at the tip of the nose can cause it to be pointy, so reducing the cartilage through nose reshaping surgery can be the answer. A tip-only rhinoplasty reduces and rounds the tip, making the nose softer-looking overall. And the bonus is that a tip-only nose surgery procedure can have a quicker recovery time compared to other rhinoplasty techniques.

Bridge bump

Although what’s also known as a ‘Roman nose’ is sometimes considered to be a mark of beauty, it could be that you’re self-conscious about a bump on the bridge of your nose. You might wish it wasn’t there, because it draws attention away from the rest of your face. Rhinoplasty can eliminate a nose bump entirely. Alternatively, nose surgery can make a subtle, but still significant, change in nose shape.


Perhaps you’ve broken or injured your nose at some point, which has left it crooked and pulling off to one side? Sometimes, hereditary factors can also cause this. Either way, the symmetry of your face can be affected and, even more importantly, affect your self-esteem. Rhinoplasty can help straighten a crooked nose to rectify this.

There are a variety of nose job options available depending on what you would like to achieve, but bear in mind that the best nose job for you may not necessarily be the one you expect - your surgeon will use their expertise to guide you throughout your journey with us.

All of our rhinoplasty surgeons are specialists who deal with different nose shapes regularly. They are registered with the General Medical Council, and you can check their registration on the GMC website here.

You can take the first step on your rhinoplasty journey today. Find out more about the options available - book a consultation with us and discover how we can help.

Want to research your nose job options further? Check out our rhinoplasty page, or take a look at the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons information page for patients who want to change the shape of their nose.

And you can find out more by speaking to us about what you'd like to achieve from nose surgery - get in touch now.


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