Does the NHS do free nose jobs?

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I fell on my nose as a child and it looks normal from the front but from the side it's a little bent and I hate my side profile. Would I be able to get a nose job on the NHS?
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I fell on my nose as a child and it looks normal from the front but from the side it's a little bent and I hate my side profile. Would I be able to get a nose job on the NHS?
i have no clue i want to get mine done too, i’ve got the same problem as you
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If it is causing breathing problems, then yes, you might qualify.
If its for purely cosmetic reasons, then no.
You're either gonna have to pay or learn to love it.
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I fell on my nose as a child and it looks normal from the front but from the side it's a little bent and I hate my side profile. Would I be able to get a nose job on the NHS?
If it causes you to have depression, anxiety or other health issues then yes it is free however you need a doctor to diagnose these issues.
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Uu

(Original post by melmel2345)
i have no clue i want to get mine done too, i’ve got the same problem as you
(Original post by Rarest)
If it is causing breathing problems, then yes, you might qualify.
If its for purely cosmetic reasons, then no.
You're either gonna have to pay or learn to love it.
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If it causes you to have depression, anxiety or other health issues then yes it is free however you need a doctor to diagnose these issues.

I can breathe normally and it looks fine from the front but my side profile is bent. I have no diagnosed mental health condition it just makes me feel self conscious and I hate it.
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I can breathe normally and it looks fine from the front but my side profile is bent. I have no diagnosed mental health condition it just makes me feel self conscious and I hate it.
Unfortunately I think you will have to pay then if you want one.
If it's of any comfort, only you care so much about the nose, there is a pretty good chance no one else cares. My entire nose is off centre, so my front profile has a wonky nose, I thought everybody knew about it but you should have seen the surprise on people's face when I once actually brought it up - no one had noticed it before.
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Learn to accept yourself.
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If it's reconstructive or there's otherwise a real medical need then yes, otherwise, no.
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I can breathe normally and it looks fine from the front but my side profile is bent. I have no diagnosed mental health condition it just makes me feel self conscious and I hate it.
Have you spoken to your GP? It would be worth speaking to him/her for advice on your options.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cosmet...g-rhinoplasty/
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I can breathe normally and it looks fine from the front but my side profile is bent. I have no diagnosed mental health condition it just makes me feel self conscious and I hate it.
Then it is cosmetic and not covered by the NHS. You'll be paying for it.
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Learn to accept yourself.
Easier said then done
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I fell on my nose as a child and it looks normal from the front but from the side it's a little bent and I hate my side profile. Would I be able to get a nose job on the NHS?
How old are you now? Are you at Uni?
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How old are you now? Are you at Uni?
19 and yes.
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19 and yes.
I'm just wondering whether it would help you to start saving a little bit each month, just a bit. All being well, you will get a decent job when you graduate and will be able to add more to your savings then. At that point, you will be able to arrange for private surgery.

I would still recommend that you speak to your GP about your worries about your nose. Ask your surgery about perhaps having a phone consultation.

For what it's worth, I would imagine that no-one ever notices anything about your nose, but I imagine that this isn't any consolation for you.

PS I have had work done on my nose which was funded by the NHS but it was a minor operation called a septoplasty.
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Easier said then done
Of course. But learning to accept yourself is an important life skill. Maybe counselling might help you. Anyway, to answer your question, purely cosmetic nose procedures aren't a thing on the NHS. As another poster has said, start saving up a little bit here and there.
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I have a similar issue with my nose and I didn’t even fall on it.

The only time they’d operate to change it like this , i believe? Is when it causes functional problems.

In a sense you could argue it depresses you and a sympathetic dr could carry the case forward for consideration of operating on.

But it’s not something I know has worked or anything, just an idea.

All the best, hope you’re able to learn to be okay with it bc truth be told — it might not be all that bad!!
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