Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Procedure: Reshaping of the nose
Anaesthesia: General anaesthesia
Surgical Time: 3 hours
Hospital Stay: Overnight stay in hospital
Time off Work: 2 weeks
Back to Light Sports: 6 weeks
Full Recovery: 6-12 months
Follow-up: 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months


Mr Akhavani is an experienced cosmetic surgeon based in London, offering rhinoplasty, otherwise known as nose surgery, or colloquially, a ‘nose job.’

Rhinoplasty is used to reshape the nose in patients who are unhappy with its appearance, or who have suffered an injury that has damaged it and altered its shape. Performed by a knowledgeable practitioner, nose surgery can have a truly profound effect, resulting in changes to your appearance and self-confidence that are unrivalled by any other cosmetic procedure.

In order to achieve the very best results from rhinoplasty, it’s imperative to select a surgeon who understands your needs and will create a natural look that harmonises with the rest of your facial features.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

To ensure that you’re suited to nose surgery from both a results and safety perspective, Mr Akhavani will conduct a full assessment of your:

 Medical history
 Face and nose
 Underlying bone structure of your face
A focused nasal examination will also be carried out to highlight any functional issues, and during your consultation a surgical plan will be made for you in terms of the areas of the nose that need to be addressed.

Rhinoplasty can be performed after the age of 18 years as it’s vital that the patient has reached skeletal maturity.

Nose surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia, so you’ll need to stay overnight for monitoring.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Following the surgery, you’ll meet with Mr Akhavani again in the clinic, so he can ensure that you have a smooth post-operative recovery.

You should be able to return to work after 2 weeks as majority of the bruising and swelling should have subsided by then. Most patients are able to get back to light exercise 6 weeks after their rhinoplasty.

As with any procedure, there is a small risk of complication arising from nose surgery, including:

 Bleeding (haematoma that needs surgical drainage)
 A change in your sense of smell
 Damage to the lining of your nose
 Secondary surgery
Occasionally secondary minor adjustments may be required at a later date in order to achieve optimum results. Your expectations, projected results and all potential risks will be discussed with you in full during your consultation.

If you have any questions about nose surgery or with to book a nose surgery consultation, please call us on 0203 733 3224.


For further information on rhinoplasty surgery, please visit the following links:

BAAPS Patient Information on Rhinoplasty
BAPRAS Patient Information on Rhinoplasty
ASPS Patient Information on Rhinoplasty