Nose Surgery, commonly known as Rhinoplasty is a procedure which reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing its size, removing a hump, or by changing the shape of the top or bridge.
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Nose Surgery, commonly known as Rhinoplasty is a procedure which reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing its size, removing a hump, or by changing the shape of the top or bridge. At LINIA, we offer nose jobs in London and across the United Kingdom at our specialist clinics. You can book your free consultation today by clicking here.
The nose is one of the defining characteristics of the face, some may argue the most important. Any disproportion or irregularity in the nose may lead to low self-esteem and decrease in confidence.
Nasal deformity may also create physical repercussions such as breathing difficulties and a vulnerability to sinus infections. Rhinoplasty surgery can therefore not only dramatically improve the look of your nose and the overall symmetry of your face, as well as its function.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthetic, although it can be performed under heavy or “twilight” sedation which reduces recovery time. Generally, the surgeon will work from the inside of the nose; the skin and external area is not touched from the outside meaning there are no visible scars after the procedure.
In open Rhinoplasty surgery a tiny scar is made outside. The actual technique used will depend on the type of reshaping that needs to be done, and your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail at your consultation.
What is The Cost of Nose Surgery?
Pricing is offered on a case-by-case basis during your consultation. As you can imagine, one patients’ requirement is can be extremely different to another patient. The cost of surgery will vary depending on how severe and or drastic you would like your result to be from how your nose currently looks.
More subtle changes may not require as much work from your surgeon. Whereas a complete restructuring of the nose will require more from your surgeon and will therefore cost more.
All your options will be fully explained to you during your free consultation, including your surgeon’s specified expert advice. During this time, our specialist team will be able to help you make the best possible decision for your specific needs.
As a general guide, a rhinoplasty surgery can cost anywhere between £3000-£6000+. It can be over £6000 for the more involved surgery cases.
Can I Just Get A Nose Job on the NHS?
There are two types of nose jobs available, some are available on the NHS whereas some are not.
The first type is ‘functional’ nose surgery. Functional rhinoplasty is a procedure that is performed to help you to breathe effortlessly. If your nose shape naturally, or through trauma is obstructing your breathing, then this surgery can potentially be corrected on the NHS.
The following nose surgeries would fall under a functional type of nose surgery:
- Nose fracture or trauma
- Genetic defect
- Enlarged turbinate’s which affect breathing
- Nasal polyps causing allergies
- Deviated septum
All these conditions may make breathing difficult or be influencing some sort of pain or discomfort.
What Types of Cosmetic Nose Surgery and Rhinoplasty Are There?
The other type of nose job, which isn’t available on the NHS, is cosmetic nose surgery which is undertaken for aesthetic purposes to enhance a patient’s appearance.
This doesn’t serve a functional purpose for example, doesn’t help with breathing and therefore, the NHS will likely not consider this cosmetic procedure. Although it could be argued that a cosmetic nose job does improve a patients’ quality of life generally, the NHS will not cover cosmetic surgeries.
The above is the type of procedure that we provide in our London and United Kingdom cosmetic surgery clinics at LINIA.
The procedure types that fall under the ‘cosmetic’ nose job banner include:
- Radix correction (the bump toward the top of the nose)
- Nose straightening
- Nose tip reduction or rotating (up or down)
- Width reduction
- Alar “nostril” adjustment – often performed together with a width reduction
- Adjusting the angle of the Nasolabial (line from upper lip to bottom of nose)
- Changing the projection of the nose (how far the nose projects past the top lip)
We specialise in these cosmetic surgeries. While some of these surgeries sound quite technical, we’ll listen to your needs and then explain everything to you in layman terms so you can assess your options. Our goal at LINIA is for you to be happy with your rhinoplasty, and for you to experience the life-changing effects that Rhinoplasty’s can have when performed professionally according to your requirements.
You can book your free consultation with one of our surgeons by clicking here, filling out the form on this page or calling us now on 0800 170 71 71
* Every patient is a unique individual and every surgery has unique aspects. Therefore, results may vary. To read our full disclaimer please click here.
Will my consultation be with a surgeon?
All consultations pre rhinoplasty will take place with a specialised surgeon who has years of experience and training. We believe that only a surgeon can help and advise you on the best procedure to achieve the results you desire.
During your initial consultation, an expert surgeon at LINIA will discuss the results you are looking for and explain the rhinoplasty procedure so that you understand every stage of the process as well as aftercare. The most important outcome from the consultation is that you feel completely at ease in our care, and you are fully aware of the procedure and the resulting enhancement.
Are your consultations free?
All our consultations for nose surgery are free with no obligation. You will be provided with specialist advice and information relevant to achieve the results you desire from the rhinoplasty procedure.
What will happen after the Rhinoplasty surgery?
Your surgeon will see you when you have recovered to check that all is well after your surgery, and you will usually be discharged the same day. You’ll be given medication and post-operative aftercare instructions along with appropriate telephone numbers in case you need to contact us at any time. Cold compresses should be applied regularly for the first couple of days to reduce swelling.
You will be fully mobile, but you may still experience some minor discomfort which you can control with prescribed painkillers. Bruising and swelling around the eyes will diminish and will usually be fully healed after two weeks, and you will look “normal” to other people. During this time, you will also receive a post-operative check with our nurse.
It’s worth anticipating your own reaction to the first sight of yourself and your new nose. At the beginning of your recovery, you may feel as though you look rather strange in the mirror and not quite “you”. It is important to remember that it takes a few days for your mind’s eye to adjust itself to your new appearance and to recognise it as “you”.
Do not worry about any minor problems of shape immediately after the operation: it takes around 12 months for your nose to settle and for swelling to subside completely.
Your surgeon will see you again, usually 8-10 weeks after the procedure for a full post-operative consultation.
Do you have any before and afters?
We certainly do. You can find them on this page or can view our full gallery of nose surgery before and after rhinoplasty.