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Nose Job Reshaping and Cosmetic Surgery Claims

FAQ: When Negligence Nose Jobs have Gone Wrong in the UK

Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery also referred to as nose surgery, nose reshaping or a nose job, is a very popular procedure for both women and men which alters either the bridge, tip or nostril appearance of the nose. Some patients have a nose job performed for aesthetic reasons while others for reconstructive purposes or to improve nasal breathing. While results for rhinoplasty depend on nose size, skin condition and the patient’s age, any alteration to the nose can greatly change a patient’s appearance.

In most cases, nose reshaping proceeds without complications but when there is an error in procedure by the cosmetic surgeon then a law firm of cosmetic surgery solicitors can make a nose surgery negligence claim on your behalf. If you are awarded compensation, the award can include substantial fees for the physical and psychological scars left behind by a bad nose job.

Rhinoplasty on the Rise

Nose job surgery or nose reshaping is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery in the UK with nearly 5,000 procedures performed in 2013 according to figures from The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPs). Ranked fifth most popular plastic surgery for men and women, rhinoplasty was up 17% on the previous year’s figures. Nose surgery remained the most popular cosmetic surgery for men.

Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, the first legal practice in England and Wales dedicated primarily to victims of cosmetic surgery negligence, can alleviate your stress and anxiety by pursuing a winning case. If you’ve had problems with your nose job, then you could be due substantial rhinoplasty compensation. For more information, call us today 0800 634 0285 or request a call back from Michael Saul, Head of Cosmetic Negligence Claims or one of the Cosmetic Claims team.

Nose Reshaping

Whether the patient’s reason for undergoing nose reshaping, rhinoplasty is most commonly carried for the following purposes:

  • Alter the hump at the bridge of the nose
  • Reshape the tip of the nose
  • Alter the length of the nose
  • Alter the width of the nose
  • Alter the width of the nostrils
  • Restructure and reposition the nose after an injury
  • Open up the nasal airways to help breathing.

While most UK patients are pleased with the results of their nose jobs, complications requiring further nose treatment are more and more common as rhinoplasty operations go wrong at an increasing rate. Read below for how to make a claim with us.

Make a Claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors

Bad rhinoplasty can be devastating both emotionally and financially, so if you think your nose job has gone wrong, Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors can give you expert advice on what your options are. You may be entitled to claim for corrective surgery as well as compensation for all the distress you’ve gone through. Just follow these steps to get your claim started:

  1. Talk to our experienced nose reshaping claims team on 0800 634 0285
  2. Ask us to call you back at a convenient time that suits you and your schedule
  3. Talk us through the details of your nose surgery gone wrong and let Michael Saul, Partner and Head of Cosmetic Negligence Claims and his team identify your options
  4. Let our cosmetic medical negligence solicitors do the rest


Rhinoplasty is an invasive procedure performed under general anaesthetic and usually takes between one and three hours to complete with a requirement to stay in hospital overnight.

Nose reshaping can either make your nose smaller (reduction rhinoplasty), or larger and give it more bulk (augmentation rhinoplasty). A nose reshaping operation is either performed from inside the nostrils, referred to as a closed rhinoplasty or by making a small cut on the nose and elevating the skin, an open rhinoplasty.

In a reduction rhinoplasty, the cosmetic surgeon will usually make cuts inside the nostrils to reach the bone and cartilage. Some of that bone and cartilage will be removed or rearranged to achieve the desired shape. The skin over the nose remains untouched and will shrink down to its new shape. The nostrils may also be made smaller to keep the patient’s features in proportion.

In an augmentation rhinoplasty, a cut inside or between your nostrils is made by the cosmetic surgeon and the bone and cartilage is reshaped. This may require extra bone or cartilage to build up the nose. The cosmetic surgeon may take cartilage from the patient’s ears or ribs, and bone from the back of the elbow, skull or hip bone. In some instances, artificial implants, such as Gore-Tex or silastic, are used instead. The cuts inside the nose are usually closed with dissolving stitches so they don’t need to be removed. Stitches in the outside skin will usually need to be removed about a week after the nose surgery.

Most patients are satisfied with the results of their nose job but when nose reshaping goes wrong, it can leave a distraught patient behind.

If your experience with nose surgery has left you unhappy with the results, call the specialist nose surgery claims team at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back

When Nose Surgery Has Gone Wrong

In most instances, you should wait to heal fully after your rhinoplasty surgery before finding out about nose job surgery claims because the nose is a delicate structure and it may take some time for your nose to settle down and for breathing to be clear again. However when rhinoplasty goes wrong there are some typical indicators and they include:

  • Nasal collapse where the columella, or the bridge of the nose, caves inwards
  • Saddle deformity at the tip of the nose (also known as supra-tip hollowing)
  • Asymmetrical nostrils or contour irregularities caused by removing too much tissue
  • Breathing difficulties
  • An extruding implant
  • Internal bleeding indicated by persistent swelling
  • Damage to the septum (the cartilage wall between your nostrils).
  • Loss of sense or smell or taste

If you have suffered any of these indications of nose job malpractice, you may be entitled to net large sums of compensation. However, even if the types of rhinoplasty negligence we have listed do not match your particular example of nose reshaping going wrong, you should still speak to us on 0800 634 0285 to find out if you could be entitled to cosmetic surgery compensation.

Call Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors Today

Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are a specialist UK law firm in the field of cosmetic surgery negligence with an unrivalled reputation for achieving the best possible outcomes for patients with nose surgery claims.

We’ve helped many victims of negligent nose jobs and will support you fully through what is often a very emotional experience.

We can answer any questions you may have about the rhinoplasty claims process and identify the impact caused by the negligence of the nose reshaping you’ve undergone.

We can help you secure the correct compensation for the nose surgery negligence you’ve suffered.

Call Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back from Michael Saul or one of the dedicated nose job claims team.

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