Rhinoplasty is an overall term used to describe a range of surgical procedures, which may be used to re-shape the nose, or correct nasal deformities to relieve blockages. Cosmetic rhinoplasty or a nose job usually refers to surgery which reshapes the cartilage, bone and sometimes soft tissues of the nose, to produce an appearance more pleasing to the person, whilst maintaining correct function of the nose.
Nose surgery can increase or reduce the size of your nose, straighten a lump on the bridge of the nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip.
The operation can be performed under a local anaesthetic; although some people are given sedation via an intravenous drip, or a general anaesthetic may be used. Most people find that they can go back to work one to two weeks after surgery, and it will take several weeks before normal activity can be resumed.
Private costs for nose surgery can range from approximately £2,000 - £3,500.
A video discussion on non-surgical rhinoplasty using dermal filler injections.
This video describes what is involved with open rhinoplasty or corrective nose job operation using animation to illustrate the details of the procedure.
Dr Jonathan Kulbersh explains how the nose can look longer with age.
A video illustrating the application of a dermal filler as a method to provide a non surgical nose job
A video discussing the possible complications and risks involved with rhinoplasty
A video discussing the average recovery time post rhinoplasty procedure
A video illustrating what is involved in rhinoplasty procedures
Video discussing the difference between open and closed rhinoplasty and how you might feel after a cosmetic nose procedure.