Woman after Rhinoplasty Surgery in Australia, a surgery commonly known as a nose Job

From Nose Job to Rhinoplasty

Jan 5, 2024 | Blog, Rhinoplasty

Have you noticed the subtle shift from the colloquial ‘Nose Job’ to the more precise and respectful term, Rhinoplasty or Nose Surgery?
This change goes beyond mere semantics; it mirrors a broader cultural evolution towards a mature and professional conversation about Plastic Surgery in Australia. Let’s explore why this linguistic transformation has occurred and why terms like ‘Nose Job’ no longer align with the progressive narrative.

Embracing Change

Rhinoplasty, and Plastic Surgery, in general, have seamlessly become part of everyday conversations and terms like ‘Nose Job’ are now becoming widely accepted and normalised part of modern life.

As Australia’s largest Plastic Surgery Group, we understand our pivotal role in shaping these dialogues. By endorsing and advocating for more respectful, inclusive, and professional language around Plastic Surgery, we aim to educate and empower our clients while accurately representing the expertise of our Plastic Surgeons.

From Nose Job To Rhinoplasty

While ‘Nose Job’ may have been a familiar term for Rhinoplasty or Nose Surgery, there’s a noticeable shift towards more precise, medically accurate, and inclusive language.

At CosMediTour, our commitment to professionalism remains unwavering. We ensure that our discussions about Rhinoplasty convey the respect, understanding, and seriousness that the procedure demands. Continue reading as we delve into why terms like ‘Nose Job’ are fading into irrelevance and why embracing medically accurate language, such as Rhinoplasty, is integral to our ongoing commitment to professionalism, client care, and shaping the narrative around Plastic Surgery.

Avoiding Trivialisation

The term ‘Nose Job’ unintentionally oversimplifies and trivialises the serious nature of Rhinoplasty and Plastic Surgery.

Contrary to its seemingly casual connotation, Rhinoplasty is a nuanced procedure that carries inherent risks. Thorough research and serious consideration are prerequisites for anyone contemplating Rhinoplasty, a fact that we emphasise at CosMediTour.

At CosMediTour, we use more precise terminology to foster a more accurate understanding of the procedure’s complexity and significance. We promote a culture of informed decision-making and ensure that each and every one of our Clients understands and appreciates the complexities, limitations and risks, to approach the process with the respect it deserves.

Woman undergoing examination for Rhinoplasty surgery in Australia, a procedure commonly known as a Nose Job

Respect for our Clients

Referring to Rhinoplasty as a ‘Nose Job’ can be offensive to clients who have undergone the procedure, as it might be perceived as dismissive or oversimplifying their personal Rhinoplasty journey.

At CosMediTour, we recognise that Rhinoplasty is an emotional and deeply personal experience. We honour each client’s unique journey, taking the time to understand their motivations and providing an environment that is supportive, inclusive, and sensitive to individual needs.


Representing our Plastic Surgeons

Using terms like ‘Nose Job’ diminishes the professionalism of our highly skilled and experienced CosMediTour Plastic Surgeons.

Our Plastic Surgeons undergo extensive and continuous training to master the intricacies of Plastic Surgery, including Rhinoplasty. You can learn more about this in our blog, Plastic Surgeons vs Cosmetic Surgeons. Using colloquial terms is not only medically inaccurate but also undervalues their specialised skills, vast knowledge, and years of training.

CosMediTour collaborates exclusively with highly skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable Plastic Surgeons, understanding that their expertise is crucial for successful client outcomes. We are dedicated to emphasizing the significance of relying only on qualified Plastic Surgeons for safe and successful patient results.

Plastic Surgeon conducting Plastic Surgery under General Anaesthesia

Adopting Industry Best-Practice

CosMediTour have led the way in adoption of new Guidelines set by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). We’ve done this to create an environment where Plastic Surgeons and CosMediTour clients feel safe and supported and that our conversations surrounding Rhinoplasty or Nose Surgery reflect the respect, understanding and gravity that the procedure warrants.

Further Information

To learn more about Rhinoplasty, feel free to connect with our friendly Client Support Team.