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Nose Reshaping Surgery | Rhinoplasty


There are several procedures available for enhancing or modifying the facial appearance. the goal of facial cosmetic surgery is to enhance the overall facial profile which gives a boost to self-confidence of an individual. These facial cosmetic procedures are also called facial rejuvenation procedures because they help in restoring the youthful facial profile.

Nose surgery is one of the most popular and highly demanded facial cosmetic procedure all across the world with above half million people seeking the professional advice for their nose augmentation. Nose surgery can help in refining the nasal bridge, tip of the nose and its overall shape and size. It can also be a helpful procedure for correction of deformities and defects caused due to some injury or trauma which can result in breathing difficulties. Surgical rhinoplasty or nose surgery improves the self- esteem of the patients by improving the appearance of their nose.

Through nose surgery, it is possible to make changes in the size, shape and proportions of the nose. There are numerous reasons for which surgical rhinoplasty can be undertaken which include cosmetic enhancement, repairing any nasal deformities due to some injury or correcting any birth nasal defects or to bring about improvements in breathing. With nose surgery; bone , cartilage or nose skin or all the three components can be improved.

When an individual plans to undertake the surgical nose reshaping or surgical rhinoplasty, a professional plastic surgeon will carefully analyse nose shape as well as skin and what the patient wish to modify about their nose.

Ideal candidates for Nose Surgery

Rhinoplasty surgery is the facial cosmetic surgery procedure which involves the nose operation. The best results of the nose reshaping surgery are achieved through careful and thorough examination of the nose and comprehensive discussion with the professional cosmetic surgeon. It is tailored to the meet the individual goals and address concerns. However, the patient should have some general characteristics in order to qualify for surgical rhinoplasty.

  • The age of the patient should be 18 years or above.
  • A patient should have a good medical and physical health.
  • A patient should develop realistic expectations from this facial cosmetic procedure.

Nose Reshaping Treatment at CosmeDocs

CosmeDocs provide professional rhinoplasty surgery services performed by highly experienced plastic surgeons. Our experts make use of latest and refined techniques for nose surgery which helps in transforming the shape of your nose and as a result your overall facial features.

Types of Nose surgery treatments offered at CosmeDocs

We offer our clients different types of nose surgery procedures to improve the shape and size of their nose. These include;

  • Reduction rhinoplasty: it is conducted to shorten or reduce the size or shape of the nose that include reduction of hump or bump and straightening of nose.
  • Rhinoplasty for nose augmentation: it is performed to enhance the shape of the flat nose.
  • Revision rhinoplasty: it is performed to revise the nose reshaping surgery.
  • Ethnic Rhinoplasty: this nose surgery is quite popular among the Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean and African ethnicities because they have flat nasal bridge.
  • Refinement of nose tip: it is performed to enhance the tip of the nose.

Nose Surgery treatment Procedure

There are two types of procedures that can be used for nose surgery that are either closed or open treatment procedure.

  • In closed nose surgery procedure, the surgical incision is hidden in the inner side of the nose.
  • In open nose surgery procedure, the incision is created on the collumella or on the narrow strip of tissues which separates the two nostrils. The other incisions are similar to that of closed nose surgery.

These incisions are created to gently raise or reshape the soft nasal tissues that cover the nose for reshaping of nose.

Nose surgery can reduce as well as enhance the nasal structures. The cartilage is grafted from the other body parts for the nose surgery. Usually, the cartilage pieces are taken from the spetum (the parting in the nose middle) for this cause. In some cases, the cartilage piece may be taken from ear or in rare cases from the rib.

The deviated nose septum can be straightened and the projections inside the nose can also be reduced to improve breathing. After the shape of the underlying nasal structures is reshaped and sculpted in accordance with the desired shape and size, the nasal tissues and skin are redraped in their place and the incisions created are closed. Some incisions may also be made in the natural nostril creases to modify the size of nostrils.

If the nasal septum of the patient is operated, then some splints with internal tubes may be placed inside to provide support to the nose during the process of healing after the rhinoplasty surgery, for at least a week


The cost of nose surgery varies with the type of surgical nose reshaping however it usually starts from about £4500. For more information you can check our price page or can contact us directly.


This facial cosmetic surgery often gives pronounced changes in the overall facial appearance. Initially, the patient may feel dissatisfied or uncomfortable with the appearance of the nose immediately following the surgery but it is not unusual. Most of the patients feel this way because at early stage, the nose is still in the process of healing and it almost takes a year to recover completely and for the new nasal contours to form, refine and to establish completely.

During this time period, the nose progressively changes its look as its contours and shape become more sculptured and refined with permanent results. However, patients should keep in mind that though nose surgery gives permanent outcomes but it is not going to prevent the signs of ageing. It will only cause a delay in their appearance. Therefore, it is of significant importance that the patient should have follow-up with cosmetic surgeon in order to maintain long lasting results of nose surgery.

Side Effects and Risk Factors

There are some risks involved in every surgical procedure and nose surgery is no exception to this. It also has some risk factors involved including;

  • Bruising and swellings surrounding the eyes
  • Possibility of infection
  • Bleeding
  • Difficulties in breathing
  • Problems in smelling things ( this is usually a temporary condition caused due to swelling)
  • Harmful reactions to anaesthesia

Downtime and Recovery

Usually, a nose surgery is completed in 1-2 hours but it may take longer than that according to the type of surgery. The cosmetic surgeon will recommend taking complete rest for at least 48 hours following the surgery and any kind of work hurting the nose should be avoided. Generally, the normal routine work can be continued after about 2 weeks following surgical rhinoplasty. However, it is important to protect the nose tissues and strenuous activities should be avoided. After almost one week following the nose surgery, the packaging and bandages on the nose will be removed. The surgeon will recommend regular follow-up appointments to review the recovery progress for several months.

Who is the right candidate for surgical rhinoplasty?

Anyone who is above the age of 18 years or above with good physical health having some nasal deformity or just want to correct the shape or size of nose can undertake the nose reshaping surgery. But your cosmetic surgeon will better be able to recommend if nose surgery is right for you or not after careful examination and analysis of your nose.

For whom the nose surgery can prove beneficial?

Anyone who feels dissatisfied with the shape or size of the nose, with good physical health can undergo the nose operation. The nose surgery can be performed for reduction or enhancement of nose size, for removing the bump or hump on nose, to straighten the nasal bones or to shorten the nose length referred to as ‘reduction rhinoplasty’. In some cases, there can be severe nose deformity due to some accident, injury, ethnic or genetic characteristics. For treating these conditions “ nose augmentation surgery” can be done.

What results should I expect from my rhinoplasty surgery?

Patients should develop realistic anticipations about the nose surgery results. Therefore, pre-operative consultation with the professional cosmetic surgeon is of utmost importance. All your concerns and expectations from the nose surgery will be answered and discussed during the initial consultation session.

How is nose reshaping surgery conducted?

Surgical rhinoplasty is done by a professional cosmetic surgeon who possesses an extensive experience of performing nose surgery. The procedure is conducted on outpatient basis or in surgeons clinic and patient can go back home after the treatment. The patient is given general anaesthesia during the surgical procedure. The surgery involves making incisions and cutting inside the nostrils and other parts of nose to correct and modify the shape of the nose in order to enhance the overall facial profile.

How long is the recovery period?

Generally, surgical rhinoplasty is minimally painful procedure as conducted under general anaesthesia. After 2-3 weeks following the surgery, most of the patients can continue with their light routine activities but it is recommended to avoid playing any kind of sports or any other strenuous activity for several months.

What are the after effects of rhinoplasty surgery?

The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, bruising, and breathing problems, mild seepage of blood and temporary loss of sense of smell. These conditions subside in almost 2 weeks or so.

Can surgical nose reshaping combined with other facial cosmetic surgery treatment procedures?

Yes, it is possible to combine it with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures such as lip enhancement, chin and cheek augmentation and septoplasty (for straightening the divisions of nasal cartilage). In addition to these, dermal fillers treatment can be done for further refinement of nose surgery results.

What can happen if nose surgery is not done correctly?

It almost takes a year for the results of the nose surgery to surface fully. So you must wait during this period. After this period if the desired results do not show, it is recommended that you should consult your cosmetic surgeon who will carefully examine the condition of your nose and may recommend revision rhinoplasty.