Nose Reconstruction

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Commonly called a nose job or rhinoplasty, this is an operation to alter the shape of your nose. Patients opt for this procedure for both cosmetic reasons or to restore shape after an injury.


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At Kingsbridge Private Hospital you’ll benefit from outstanding patient care, before, after and during any nose reconstruction surgery. 

What is a nose job?

An operation to have your nose reshaped can change the size and shape from the tip to the bridge of your nose including the nostrils.

The shape and size of your nose is inherited from your parents. Your nose is generally fully developed by the time you’re 16.

It is very important to be sure about what you don’t like about your nose and what you want changed. Your Surgeon will be able to provide advice so that any surgery on your nose results in a natural result.

Types of nose reconstruction surgery

Reduction Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to make your nose smaller. The Surgeon will usually make cuts inside your nostrils to reach the bone and cartilage of the nose. Sometimes, a cut is also made across the skin between your nostrils (the columella) and this technique is called ‘Open Rhinoplasty’. Some of the bone and cartilage will be removed or rearranged to achieve the shape you have agreed with your Surgeon. The skin over your nose won't be touched – it will shrink down to its new shape.

It may be necessary to make your nostrils smaller to keep your features in proportion. Your Surgeon will need to make cuts in the skin of your nostrils to do this. This will leave fine scars on each side.

Augmentation rhinoplasty can make your nose larger or give it more bulk. Your Surgeon may make a cut inside or between your nostrils and reshape the bone and cartilage. You may need extra bone or cartilage (a graft) to build up your nose. Your Surgeon may take cartilage from your ears or ribs, and bone from the back of your elbow, your skull or your hip bone. Sometimes artificial implants are used instead.

The cuts inside your nose are usually closed with dissolving stitches so they don’t need to be removed. If you have stitches on the outside of the skin, these will usually need to be removed. This is usually done about a week after your operation at a follow up appointment in Kingsbridge Private Hospital.

Do you have a question about nose reconstruction surgery? If so, you can book a free, confidential chat with a private ONE2ONE Patient Adviser at Kingsbridge Private Hospital to discuss the various procedures available, finance packages and the benefits of having surgery at Kingsbridge Private Hospital.

Alternatively, you can  call 0845 60 06 352 or make an online enquiry here.


Kingsbridge Private Hospital

811-815 Lisburn Road,

Healthcare Professionals & Consultants

Mr Turlough Farnan

ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Consultant

Mr Khalid Khan

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

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Yesterday's was a neck disc replacement operation.  I would highly recommend this hospital like a hotel manner. Thanks again guys." Mr Phillips,
"As hospitals go this one is pretty amazing! Had surgery with Mr Molloy at the end of October and have another one the end of this month. Mr Molloy is a gentleman who puts you at ease right away and ensured my last procedure went smoothly! From start to finish all the hospital staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. The facilities are brilliant with the rooms spacious and modern to recover in. Keep up the good work!" Ms Roulston,
"Can’t praise Kingsbridge Private Hospital enough!! I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and I was so well looked after. My surgeon Mr Rashid was fantastic, and the nursing staff was also fabulous. I found they communicated very well to each other, so everyone knew when my meds were due, my allergies etc. They were so kind, so lovely, constantly checked to see how I was i.e. my temperature etc. The food was fabulous and the catering staff very helpful having had an operation were very happy to accommodate ... Thank you to all!" Ms Cheong,
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