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What is the difference between surgical and non surgical rhinoplasty?

We offer both surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose jobs) here at the Cadogan Clinic. A non-surgical rhinoplasty is a non-invasive alternative to traditional rhinoplasty, utilising injectable fillers to alter and shape a person's nose without surgery.

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What is the difference between a surgical and a non surgical rhinoplasty?

We offer both surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose jobs) here at the Cadogan Clinic.

A non-surgical rhinoplasty is a non-invasive alternative to traditional rhinoplasty, utilising injectable fillers to alter and shape a person's nose without surgery.

This would be the best option for someone who wishes to alter the shape of their nose rather than its size. This procedure is great for correcting a number of nose issues, including smoothing bumps, straightening hooked or crooked noses and correcting nasal tip droops. The results are immediate and will last for up to a year.

Rhinoplasty surgery is generally a better option for those looking to make more significant, and permanent, changes to the size, shape and function of their nose. While this procedure is usually carried out for cosmetic reasons, a nose job can also help correct breathing issues and help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnoea and snoring. The procedure also helps to correct noses that have been damaged through sports, accident or injury.

Rhinoplasty surgery can take between one and three hours, but it takes just 15 minutes to carry out a non-surgical nose job. Naturally the surgical option has a longer downtime, with a full recovery taking between six and eight weeks. With a non-surgical rhinoplasty, a patient will be able to return to work and their daily routine straightaway.

Prices for surgical rhinoplasty start from £6,900. Prices for non-surgical rhinoplasty start from £550.

Book an appointment with our expert surgeons here at the Cadogan Clinic to discuss the options available to you.

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What are the different types of nose surgery?

There are five types of nose treatments that we offer here at the Cadogan Clinic. These include four surgical procedures - closed rhinoplasty, open rhinoplasty, septo-rhinoplasty and rhino-tip surgery - plus the quick, temporary non-surgical rhinoplasty. The type of surgery which is carried out will depend upon the patient’s desired outcome. Here we will look at these in more depth.

  • Closed Rhinoplasty - the most common type of nose operation. There are no external scars, as all incisions are done inside the nose. The soft tissues are lifted slightly upward, allowing access to the bone and cartilage. Closed rhinoplasty involves reduced nasal tissue irritation, less detectable scarring, shorter operating times and faster recovery.
  • Open Rhinoplasty - a more invasive nose operation widely used for patients who need more extensive nose contouring or nose reduction Your surgeon will make incisions in the columella, which is the skin between your nostrils beneath your nose. Following the incisions, the skin is lifted up allowing access inside the nasal cavity for your surgeon to perform reshaping. After the surgery is complete, the columella is sutured and the nose will be secured in place with tape and a splint to keep the nose in place. The splint will keep the nose in place during the healing process and normally will be removed after one week. Open rhinoplasty is excellent for patients with issues such as genetic or structural deformities, trauma to the nose requiring grafting and unsatisfactory results from a previous nose job.
  • Septo-Rhinoplasty – a septo-rhinoplasty is commonly done to improve the way you breathe through your nose. This is often done for patients who suffer from a deviated septum. The septum is the cartilage and bone inside your nose that divides the nostrils. Your surgeon will make an incision in the mucosa (the lining inside your nose), and lift it off the bone and cartilage in order to remove any parts that are bent, putting them into a straight position allowing for clear breathing. This procedure will improve the way you breathe, and the appearance of your nose can be adjusted as well.
  • Rhino-tip Surgery - Rhino-tip surgery is done to change the shape of the nose by modifying the structure of the underlying cartilage. Most alterations are done from inside the nose so as to minimize any scarring. Your surgeon can create the perfect tip for your nose structure. Typical conditions include a big or crooked nose tip, flared nostrils or a hooked tip.
  • Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty - another very common form of rhinoplasty. It is non-surgical and non-invasive and involves an injectable filler being used to correct very minor imperfections. This is a popular choice for clients who need minimal changes to the shape of their nose. Keep in mind that over time the filler will begin to dissolve and you may need further treatments.

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When is a surgical nose job right for me?

A surgical nose job is the best option if you are looking for permanent changes to the size and shape of your nose. Depending on your requirements, a surgeon can make your nose smaller (nose reduction), make your nose larger (nose augmentation) change the shape of your nose (including the nostrils) or change the angle between the nose and top lip.

If the appearance of your nose is causing you mental distress or having a major impact on your self-confidence, then a surgical rhinoplasty could help.

From a health point of view, if you are looking to correct any breathing issues then a surgical nose job is your only option.


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Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a safe, non-invasive alternative to traditional rhinoplasty. Sometimes called the '15 minute nose job' as a quick treatment of dermal filler is all that is needed to reshape the nose completely.

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The operation is most suited to patients who have good bone structure who are not wishing to drastically change the appearance of their nose but are seeking slight improvements such as lifting the tip, correcting deformity or addressing the length of the nose.

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The nose is the central feature of the face and how it looks can determine how we feel about our overall appearance. Rhinoplasty refers to a group of surgical procedures that change the size, shape and position of the nose to provide an effective solution for the many people who are unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of their nose. It is also commonly performed as a medical procedure to correct breathing issues and to help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnoea, and is consequently one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed across the world.

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