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Private Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

Rhinoplasty (nose job) is a cosmetic procedure which aims to improve the appearance by reshaping your nose.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 16th May 2024

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We have a team of Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons who offer tailored operations to suit individual requirements including a nose job, nose tip reshaping or nose reconstruction.

If you are considering rhinoplasty you can book a consultation with one of our Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons to gain a full understanding of rhinoplasty and a chance to raise any concerns you may have with the procedure.

If you would like to find out more, you can book a consultation with one of our Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons to discuss possible surgery.

What is a rhinoplasty?

Generally speaking, rhinoplasty is the term for any surgical procedure that aims to alter the appearance of your nose. They are commonly carried out to reshape the size and contours of your nose using a variety of techniques.

What can a nose job improve? 

A nose job can improve a crooked nose or remove a nasal hump from your nose. Fairfield Independent Hospital offers a wide range of nasal surgery that can straighten a crooked nose or can also define the end of your nose, these are known as reduction rhinoplasty. The appearance of flared nostrils, as well as the angle between your nose and your upper lip, can also be altered.

What is an augmentation rhinoplasty?

Augmentation rhinoplasty can improve a flattened following injury using implants from other parts of your body and can help you achieve a new profile.

Where are incisions made on nose jobs?

For the majority of nose jobs, incisions (small cuts) are made from inside the nose, this is referred to as a ‘closed rhinoplasty’, so visual scarring of your nose is kept to a minimum. However, for certain nose jobs, they may require the surgeon to make incisions on the outside of the nose, and this is referred to as an ‘open rhinoplasty’. In this case, dissolvable stitches are used which disappear after one to two weeks.

No two surgeries are the same, each operation requires careful consultation and planning. Outcomes depend on the initial issue with your nose and the individual’s healing. The most suitable type of surgery and the likely outcome will be discussed at your appointments with your surgeon.

Before considering surgery it is important to be aware that all surgical procedures carry a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with nose job specifically.

Key facts about the procedure