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Nose Correction (Rhinoplasty)

Restore the aesthetic balance of the nose

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Medically reviewed by Dr Kam Singh Bsc(Hons), MRCGP, MBCAM

Medical Advisory Committee for Nu Cosmetic Clinic

Last Reviewed February 20th 2024

What is Nose Reshaping or Nose Job?

Many people are unhappy with their nose’s size or shape, perhaps it is large or crooked or maybe you feel it just does not fit in with the rest of your facial features. Nose correction surgery is also often referred to as nose job surgery or Rhinoplasty surgery and can drastically alter your appearance. It involves a surgical procedure to alter the appearance of the nose. During surgery the cartilage and bones within the nose are reshaped to give a different look.

Why Choose Rhinoplasty?

For numerous reasons, Rhinoplasty or nose correction is becoming a go-to surgical procedure. These include:

Cosmetic Reasons

  • Bridge & Dorsum Issues: Many people are often bothered by the hump and bump on the bridge of their nose. Therefore, to correct this issue, they opt for Rhinoplasty.
  • Tip of the Nose: Some individuals have too thin, round, wide or beaked nose tip, making them feel conscious. This is why they undergo the nose job to refine and reshape the nasal tip appearance and make it more aesthetically appealing.
  • Length- Another reason why people consider nose surgery is the length of their nose. Some people want to shorten the size of their noses, while others want to increase the length for better harmony and balance.

Medical Reasons

  • Injury Correction: Besides cosmetic reasons, Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that people opt for to correct nasal deformities that may result from sports injuries and accidents. The procedure helps reshape the nose and restore its function after trauma.
  • Improve Breathing Issues- Structural problems like nasal obstruction and deviated spetum result in breathing difficulties. Nose surgery alleviates breathing issues and improves airflow.
  • Quality of Life: Nasal injuries and deformities can lower the quality of your life. It can negatively impact mental health and cause pain and discomfort. This is why patients often seek nose surgery to overcome mental health issues and ensure quality living.

In some situations, patients opt for Rhinoplasty for medical and cosmetic reasons. So, it is best to consult an experienced surgeon referred by our team at NU Cosmetic Clinic to determine if you’re the ideal candidate for the procedure.


Nose job surgery is performed in an operating theatre and in most cases under general anaesthetic. Surgery usually lasts between one and two hours depending on the amount of reshaping to be carried out. In order to avoid visible scarring to the face, the Surgeon will begin by making internal incisions to the nose and then carry out remodelling which may involve trimming or shaping cartilage and bone to create smooth shape.

Later Progress

Nose Surgery AfterAfter the surgery, the Surgeon will put in a nose plug and a plaster splint to keep the nose in place whilst it heals. The plug can be removed the following day, however, the plaster splint will need to remain for a week. Rhinoplasty surgery usually involves an overnight stay at your clinic or hospital and you should be able to go home the following day.

After you have your plaster splint taken off you will not see the new shape of your nose immediately as the nose will be quite swollen for around three months. After the swelling reduces, you will be able to see how your newly shaped nose looks.

You will be able to return to work after ten days but it is essential that you follow the aftercare instructions discussed with your Surgeon and attend all follow up appointments. You should also avoid sunbathing and contact sports for a few months after your nose correction surgery.


The recovery period after Rhinoplasty revolves around quality aftercare and plenty of results. That’s the best way to heal and ensure the best results. Therefore, following the nose surgery, make sure to prioritize rest. Make sure to conform to personalized post-operative care instructions given by your surgeon.

Nonetheless, some basic guidelines that should be followed after a nose job are listed below:

  • Take one to two weeks off from work and rest, as you may experience issues like swelling. It’s important to understand that tissue swelling will settle down gradually. However, resting will optimize healing.
  • Make sure to take your medication. This helps manage discomfort during the recovery period.
  • Also, avoid driving right after the surgery. This is because of the potential effects of anaesthesia and the presence of dressings on the nose that can obstruct your vision.
  • Depending on the stitch type, it takes a week to remove them. This is essential for promoting healing and reducing infection risk.

Please note that it may take a month for bruising, redness and swelling on the nose to decrease.

  • Plus, you can resume light activities like swimming and exercise as you recover. Nonetheless, it is advisable to consult the surgeon before you engage in physical activities to ensure healing progresses. Usually, it takes two months before patients can resume strenuous exercises and activities.
  • Avoid activities that can prevent healing, like wetting your splint, sneezing too hard, bathing in hot water and blowing the nose. These actions can compromise the integrity of your surgical incisions.
  • Avoid exposure to smoky and dusty environments as they can irritate nasal passages while increasing the risk of infections.

Risks & Complications

Nose Correction Before-AfterAs with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with nose correction surgery. At the time of your consultation, the expert we refer you to will take you through the risks in detail so that you can take an informed decision.

They will not push you for surgery. They will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. They will give you a comprehensive Rhinoplasty Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give them a call and they will provide their expert advice. You will love them for their honesty, integrity and professionalism.


The Clinics we refer you to are situated in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Preston and Sheffield.

Laurie Bain

Laurie underwent nose correction surgery recently at Nu Cosmetic Clinic. She talks about why she decided to go for surgery and what impact the surgery had in her personal life. She talks about her interactions with the Patient Coordinator and Surgeon. She gives a detailed account of her experience at Nu Cosmetic Clinic beginning with her free consultation, followed by the surgery and finally the aftercare received.

Rhinoplasty Finance Options

NU Cosmetic Clinic makes cosmetic surgical procedures highly affordable for all clients. Therefore, we offer a range of flexible financial options to seamlessly accommodate clients with different needs and budgets.

Among these options is our interest-free credit plan, enabling you to borrow any amount and distribute repayments over ten months without incurring interest charges.

Additionally, we’ve partnered with Zebra Health Finance to offer flexible financing packages with repayment periods of 12, 24, 36, 48, or 60, with interest applied. At NU Cosmetic Clinic, our seasoned team is available to help you navigate multiple financing options and select the best one that fits your budget and needs. Schedule a consultation today.

Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 0800 007 5860 with any queries.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery normally takes about 90 minutes, not including time in recovery.

Yes, the results of nose correction are permanent.

We recommend that people take a two weeks off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery. Facial bruising may be visible for a few weeks after the procedure, you should take this into consideration when organizing time off work.

We offer non-surgical nose correction that may be helpful to investigate prior embarking on this procedure.

Yes, you can combine this procedure with other facial surgeries. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.

Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.

You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.

You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.

We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to one of the locations Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you to in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.

All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.

Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.

All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.

Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.

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