Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that’s aim is to change the shape or the size of the nose. Rhinoplasty Glasgow or anywhere in the UK is not covered by the NHS, unless it is giving the person difficulty breathing.

How Much Does It Cost?

A nose job in the UK can range anywhere between £4,500 and £7,000. This does not include any consultations or follow-up care so you may need to factor that into the cost as well.

The cost will vary depending on the extent of the surgery needed as well as the clinic you decide on. When it comes to something as serious as a nose job it is always better to pay a little extra to decrease the likelihood of a botched operation. Price and quality aren’t always one in the same, but it can be a good indicator of the type of care you will get.

What’s Involved?

Nose Reduction

Nose reduction is a procedure to make the nose smaller. This is done by removing some of the cartilage or bone.

Nose Augmentation

Nose augmentation is done to make the nose larger. Usually by taking cartilage from the ears and bone from the hips, elbow or skull. This is then used to build up (graft) the nose.

Nose Reshaping

There are two types of nose reshaping, depending what the patient is wanting to achieve. This either be done by breaking the nose and rearranging the cartilage, or changing the angle between the nose and the top lip. Nose reshaping can also include the reshaping of the nostrils.


After a rhinoplasty operation, you may need to take up to two weeks off work. It may take up to several months to see the full effects of a nose job, and up to 6 months for the swelling to disappear completely. You also won’t be able to drive for a few days after the operation.

After a Week

After about a week the stiches will be removed (unless you had dissolvable stiches). The splint may also be able to come off. This will ultimately depend on the person and how quickly it is healing.

After 3 Weeks

After about 3 weeks the bruising, swelling and redness may have faded. You may be able to swim again.

4-6 Weeks

You may be able to resume contact sport.

Where to Go for Rhinoplasty Glasgow

Now that you know a bit more about the process of a nose job you may want to know where to go to get one. There are many clinics that offer rhinoplasty Glasgow so you won’t be short of options. But I’m assuming you want to go to a reputable and licenced plastic surgeon who knows what they’re doing and can get the job done right the first time. If this is the case then it is important to do enough research.