What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job or nose reshaping, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that refines the nose by surgically reshaping the bone, tissue, and cartilage or by inserting grafts or implants into the nose. A Rhinoplasty surgeon can reshape the hump at the bridge of the nose, straighten the septum, change the length of the nose, reshape the tip, change the dimensions of the nostrils or overall profile, to enhance the appearance of the nose.

What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty Procedures?

There are several reasons why a patient might consider rhinoplasty surgery:

  • Reduce the size and narrow the bridge of the nose
  • Straighten a deviated septum
  • Reduce and straighten bumps or humps in the nose
  • Reduce the size of the nose, improving the side profile
  • Reduce the size of the nostrils
  • Change the angle or distance from the nose to the top lip
  • Lift the tip of the nose
  • Improve breathing difficulties and snoring
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Being able to style hair and make-up without disguising the nose
  • Balance facial features

What Types Of Rhinoplasty Techniques Are Available?

There are two common nose job techniques: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. The technique is determined by the patient’s physical requirements and the surgeon’s preference.

  • Open rhinoplasty – Is performed by making a small incision either side of the nostrils and elevating the skin to access inside the nose.
  • Closed rhinoplasty – Is performed from inside the nostrils, without any external incisions.
  • Alar base reduction – Is performed as part of a rhinoplasty procedure to adjust the width of the nostrils.
  • Septo rhinoplasty – Is performed as part of a rhinoplasty procedure to correct a deviated nasal septum.

Areas of the Nose that can be Operated on

  • Bridge – If the bridge of the nose is being operated on, the surgeon removes the bone and cartilage that is causing ‘the hump’. The nose may then be broken to allow the remaining pieces of bone to be moved closer together, resulting in the narrowing of the nose.
  • Tip – When the tip of the nose is operated on, the cartilage that makes up the tip-support needs to be partly removed or reshaped. This is done through the nostril, or by making a small cut in the bit of skin between the nostrils.
  • Length – A surgeon can adjust and reduce the central structure of the nose, known as the septum, to help shrink the tip and reduce the overall length of the nose. Adjustment to the tip cartilages also helps adjust nasal length.
  • Width – By breaking and repositioning the side nasal bone, a surgeon can also reduce the width of the nose and achieve a narrower appearance.

Rhinoplasty Surgery

Our specialist rhinoplasty surgeons will consider factors such as, the patient’s facial features, the size of the nose, the skin quality, the patient’s age, past medical history, and their desired outcome. After a thorough assessment, the surgeon will recommend the best treatment plan for them and discuss the risks, limitations and benefits of rhinoplasty surgery.

A rhinoplasty procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and can take between 2-3 hrs depending on the patient’s requirements, the surgery will involve an overnight stay in our hospital.

Patients are advised to take 7-10 days off work following a rhinoplasty procedure and a nasal cast will be worn for 5-7 days depending on surgeons post operative instructions. After surgery, patients may experience some pain and discomfort. It is common for there to be some nasal congestion causing difficulty with breathing through the nose during the first week or so, this should improve once the nasal passage clears, the cast is removed and swelling reduces. Pain relief will be provided to ease discomfort.

Bruising and swelling will not be restricted to the nose and can affect the whole face, this is normal following a rhinoplasty procedure. Swelling should gradually start to subside after 7-14 days, patients should expect the changes to the nose to be apparent, once swelling has reduced. The healing will evolve over days, weeks and months but it can take up to 1 year post-op to see the final result.

UK Based Consultations

Here at Want Surgery you will only speak to medically trained staff. We offer a unique consultation service which allows patients to speak directly to our surgery expert via a secure and private call, FREE of charge. During your consultation you can discuss the often personal and emotional reasons you are considering a cosmetic procedure from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Want Surgery’s specialist trained medical advisor will guide you through the whole process of the surgical procedure and discuss the outcome you are hoping to achieve.

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Before and After

Below are a few examples of body contouring procedures carried out by our partners. As you can see, the results are life-changing. Our clients now feel better about the way they look. They can finally fit into clothes that were previously unavailable to them. More importantly, they’re no longer worried about their appearance and have more love for themselves than ever before.


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