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Procedure time

90 minutes to 3 hours

Overnight stay

1 to 2 nights


General anesthetic or local anesthetic with sedation

Final results

6 to 12 months

Rhinoplasty overview

What is a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is the medical term for a nose job.  This procedure aims to change the size or the shape of your nose. This rhinoplasty overview will provide you with more information on this surgery and what it can achieve.
Your nose is the central feature of your face.  In addition, its size and shape contributes to your facial balance. While you inherit the features of your nose from your parents, these features usually only begin to develop during your teenage years. A wide variety of nose shapes and sizes can be found on the faces of those around you and everyone has different ideas about what they think a ‘good’ nose looks like.
Consequently, some people are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose. As a result, they may consider having a rhinoplasty. Some people may have experienced trauma or injury that has damaged their nose, and they may, therefore, wish to fix this. Others may experience difficulty breathing because of their nasal structure and would like to have a nose job to fix this.

What can a rhinoplasty achieve?

This procedure can achieve a number of things, including: 

    • Improving breathing difficulties. Another term for this is a functional rhinoplasty.
    • Reducing the size and profile of the nose. Another term for this is a reduction rhinoplasty.
    • Increasing the size and profile of the nose. Your surgeon may refer to this as an augmentation rhinoplasty. This surgery may require the use of a graft or a nasal implant.
    • Re-modelling the shape of the tip, bridge and/or nostrils of your nose. This may involve breaking the nasal bone and rearranging the cartilage.

    • Altering the angle between the nose and upper lip.


The British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) are two of the leading plastic surgery societies in the UK. These societies provide regular, high-quality teaching programmes for all its members. This equips their surgeons with the latest, up-to-date skills and techniques. As a result, this ensures that all member surgeons belonging to these societies are highly experienced in their field.
At Medbelle, we only work with BAAPS and BAPRAS surgeons. We highly recommend that you check that your surgeon is a member of either BAAPS or BAPRAS before you choose who you would like to perform your surgery. Consequently, this will help ensure that you are in the best hands possible.

Surgery results and benefits vary per individual.
Specific results cannot be guaranteed.