Nose Reshaping

Nose Reshaping

A rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a ‘nose job’, is a procedure whereby the appearance of the nose is altered. A rhinoplasty can be performed to improve how you breathe through your nose. It involves surgery on the bones and cartilage that give the nose shape and structure.

1. How long is the recovery?
You should be able to go home the following day. You may have a nose bleed for up to fifteen minutes once the packing is removed the following day. You should be able to return to your normal activities after two weeks. Depending on your type of work, you should be able to return after two weeks.

2. I’m worried about pain.
There is slight discomfort and pain following a nose reshaping procedure, but this significantly reduces after 48 hours. Patients should expect bruising and swelling post-operatively, lasting approximately seven  to fourteen days.

3. Will I look natural?
Every effort will be made to give you a natural end result.
4. Can I avoid general anaesthetic?
This procedure is usually performed under general anasthetic.

5. What is the cost?
If you would like a tailored quote, please book an initial consultation to discuss your condition and treatment options with your chosen consultant. Once the initial consultation is complete, you will receive your a tailored quote for your treatment.  Please call us on 01709 464200 or email if you wish to receive a guide price for any specific treatments.


A successful rhinoplasty can increase self confidence and may relieve symptoms of a blocked nose. A rhinoplasty is the only way to change the appearance of the nose. A blocked nose can be casued by the nasal bones being crooked or damaged, or the cartilage and bone inside the nose that separates the nostrils (septum) being bent. Breathing can be improved by performing a septoplasty. A rhinoplasty can be performed at the same time to change the appearance of the nose.


The procedure is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. The tip of the nose can be refined by removing some of the cartilage, and if there is a hump (dorsum) on the nose, it can be removed or shaved. The bones at the base of the nose, usually need to be broken in order for the nose to be narrowed. The bones are then reset and part of the nose may need to be rebuilt. If there is packing inside the nose, it is usually removed the following day.

It can take many months for the nose to settle and the final appearance to develop.

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Possible Risks

As with any surgical procedure, risks should be considered, and the decision to undergo nose reshaping surgery should not be made hastily. Risks include;

Bleeding and haematoma formation – it is possible, though unusual, to experience a bleeding episode during or after surgery. Should post-operative bleeding occur, emergency treatment may be necessary to drain the accumulated blood.

Infection – should an infection arise then treatment with antibiotics or further surgery may be necessary. The risk of infection is rare.

Blood clots

Bruising and swelling – bruising and swelling is expected but rarely, can persist for several weeks.

Scars / poor scarring – in the vast majority of patients, the nose heals very well. In some patients however, the scar may become red, raised or asymmetric,

Injury to nerves

Nasal obstruction

Graft rejection

Reduced sense of smell

Toxic shock syndrome

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Pricing & Finance

When you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, there’s a lot to think about – the choice of treatments available, the results you want to achieve, the recovery time, any potential risks and, of course, the cost.

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Kinvara Private Hospital is registered with the Care Quality Commission. Cosmetic surgery results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. As such, we cannot guarantee specific results.

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