Things you never knew about rhinoplasty surgery

Posted by: Cosmetic Surgery Partners


The Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to alter the size and shape of your nose. More commonly referred to as a ‘nose job,’ the surgery can make a huge improvement to your self-confidence if you are particularly unhappy with your nose. Performing rhinoplasty surgery is a true art form which requires the highest level of skill and finesse and indeed many years of operating experience in order to perfect the art form.

The first step for patients to take is booking a consultation with our expert cosmetic surgeons. Our surgeons here at Cosmetic Surgery Partners ask you of your expectations and will advise you on the best path to take. A consultation can ensure you will receive the best possible outcome from your surgery. However, it is important that you are clued up about rhinoplasty and are aware of the procedure and what happens afterwards. In this article we will talk about some of the lesser known facts about rhinoplasty surgery.

There is more than one type of nose job

When you think of rhinoplasty, you probably automatically think of decreasing the shape of your nose. This is the most popular path patients take when they are looking for rhinoplasty surgery. Cartilage and bones are removed or rearranged to make your nose smaller.

However, you can also undergo a rhinoplasty augmentation, which can make a smaller nose bigger. This requires extra bone and cartilage to build up the nose shape.

It can change your facial appearance

Having rhinoplasty can alter the delicate balance of your face, for the better, particularly the chin. It is important that you speak to your surgeon about this, and there is the option to have a consultation with both a nose surgeon and Orthognathic (jaw) surgeon in order to create the best and natural looking results. This can increase your chances of being happy with the results from your surgery.

Final results could take a while to appear

With any surgery, there needs to be ample recovery time as your nose will have undergone a big alteration. There will be swelling and bruising that could last a couple of weeks after surgery, but you must be aware that patience is very important when it comes to recovery. It could take between 4 and 6 weeks for swelling to fully disappear and the final result of the operation to fully show.

Be realistic

There is no such thing as the ‘perfect’ nose, although our surgeons are able to get you as close to that as possible. However, basic architecture can only be changed so much and you must remember that not everyone is suitable for the procedure; a consultation with our expert surgeons can help you to look at the different options available for your unique situation.

Rhinoplasty is very popular

In 2014, rhinoplasty was the 2nd most popular procedure for men, with 713 procedures carried out. In women, nose surgery was the 6th most popular procedure, with 2977 surgeries of this kind carried out. Overall, rhinoplasty was the 6th most popular surgical procedure in the UK in 2014.

Tehran, in Iran, was dubbed the nose job capital in 2014, with the highest number of rhinoplasty procedures per capita globally.

If you wish to know more about rhinoplasty or want to find out if you are suitable for surgery, contact our professional and friendly staff on 0207 486 6778 or send an enquiry through our booking form.

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