Rhinoplasty Surgery - Nose Job

Rhinoplasty surgery – often referred to a nose job – is performed to correct a structural deformity and to improve your appearance by making subtle changes to the nose size and shape.

Our noses are one of the most defining features of our face and how it looks can have a huge impact on our overall look and as a result, our confidence. If you are not happy with your nose or have suffered a previous injury that has left your nose crooked or uneven, Rhinoplasty can modify the size, shape and appearance.

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Are you considering Rhinoplasty surgery?

Rhinoplasty can change many things about your nose, including your nose size to bring it in proportion with the rest of your facial features, your nose width at the bridge, the size and position of the nostrils, and nose profile (by downsizing visible humps, bumps or depressions on the bridge). Rhinoplasty can also reshape the nasal tip, improve the appearance of large, wide or upturned nostrils and correct nasal asymmetry.

There are several types of Rhinoplasty procedures including two primary methods. “Open” Rhinoplasty involves making surgical incisions in the columella, the vertical skin separating the nostrils, and the soft tissue is elevated to reveal the nasal anatomy. “Closed” Rhinoplasty is for more minor reshaping and incisions are made within the nostrils to expose the bone and cartilage, which can be removed and reshaped to achieve the desired look.


Drag the slider left and right to see the before and after results of a rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty before Rhinoplasty after

If you’re considering a rhinoplasty it’s important to be aware of the key facts involved with this procedure

  • Procedure Time: Approx. 1 hour
  • Anaesthesia Used: General Anaesthetic
  • Time Off Work: 7 days off work
  • Recovery Time: 7-14 days
  • Discharged: Day Case Procedure

Our medical team are focused on providing you with the highest level of care and professionalism before, during and after your nose job treatment

Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you wish to ensure Rhinoplasty is right for you. The first step to a new and more confident you is carrying out a full assessment of your current health, medical history and the overall look you want to achieve. Our fully trained and qualified team will talk you through the Rhinoplasty procedure, recovery and on-going aftercare.

Safety and Welfare

It is important to understand the potential risks associated with Rhinoplasty procedures. After a nose job surgery, some patients experience an altered sense of smell, while others find that their nasal breathing is affected.  Minor bleeding is common while heavy bleeding is very rare but can be severe. Some patients experience pain for a number of weeks.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

You will likely be excited to reveal your new nose, but it is essential to remember that complete results are not always immediate and can take up to a year to become fully evident. You will likely experience some discomfort, which can be controlled with pain medicine.  Swelling will start to decrease after the splint is removed and will continue to do so for up to one year. You will need to allow two weeks off work for recovery and avoid strenuous exercise for four to six weeks.

Rhinoplasty recovery timeline

Here is what you can expect following your procedure:


24 hours

Recovery begins the day of the procedure. Following your surgery grogginess and discomfort with breathing, swelling and bruising is expected, as well as some pressure around your nose, however, this may be eased with pain medication and frozen peas at home. The cleaning process will also begin.

7 days

Within the first week pain subsides, however expect to still feel some discomfort. After a few days light activity can be resumed however bending over and heavy lifting should be avoided, as well as limiting sun exposure. As the week continues recovery will become easier and the nasal splint and packing will be removed. Expect to see some swelling and possibly mild bruising, which may exaggerate asymmetry.

14 days

After the second week you may return to work and swelling will subside to the point where it isn’t immediately noticeable to the casual observer.

4-6 weeks

During this period more intense exercise may be resumed. You will notice more and more improvements to the shape and structure of your nose as the days pass.

3-4 months

Within the next few months the majority of swelling will be gone and scarring form an open procedure will begin to fade. Your nose will look increasingly more elegant as the refinement of our craftsmanship becomes more apparent.

1 year

A year after the procedure swelling will resolve entirely and the final shape and structure of the nose becomes clear.

Rhinoplasty FAQs

When will I see results?

The swelling and bruising that immediately follows the procedure will mostly subside within 2-3 months, however the final result may not be seen for up to a year.

What are the risks associated with a nose job?

In some cases, patients might find that their nasal breathing is affected and their sense of smell has been altered. There is a risk of damage to the cartilage wall between your nostrils and excessive bleeding, which is rare but may be severe.

How will the shape of my nose change?

Your practitioner will reshape your nose according to your individual needs and desires, often doing any of the following:

  • reducing the size of the nose
  • enlarging the nose
  • changing the structure and contours of the nose’s shape
  • changing the angle of the side profile or the angle between the nose and top lip

How much does Rhinoplasty cost?

Here at La Belle Forme we offer rhinoplasty at only the highest of standards, and our practitioners have years of experience, lending them the skillset and craftsmanship to ensure you are in good hands. Our clinics offer the procedure the latest prices are available here. If you wish to spread the cost of your treatment, ask your practitioner about starting a payment plan that allows you to regularly save with us.