Last updated date: 08-Jun-2023

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Written by

Dr. Anas Walid Shehada

Originally Written in English

Male Rhinoplasty


    The nose is the central feature of the face, and its appearance influences a person's entire appearance. Many people are dissatisfied with the size, shape, and position of their nose, whether it is enormous and dominates the face, crooked or has a bump on the bridge, is asymmetrical, or for another reason. Nose reshaping surgery, also known as Rhinoplasty, is one of the most frequent cosmetic surgical operations performed worldwide, and it can be used to correct respiratory concerns as well as cosmetic purposes.


    What is Male Rhinoplasty?

    Male Rhinoplasty

    Men's rhinoplasty, sometimes known as a men's nose surgery, has received a lot of attention in recent decades as a technique to improve men's facial symmetry. Nose jobs can rearrange a man's nose to match the size of his other facial features.

    A crucial feature of male rhinoplasty is to keep the nose masculine and prevent feminizing the patient's nose, which means that the dorsum is straight and strongly defined in most cases, with no supratip break.


    Reasons for men's rhinoplasty

    Men's rhinoplasty is capable of addressing many common nose issues experienced by men, including:

    • A bridge that is too high or low
    • A nose that is too wide or too narrow
    • Bulbous nose tip
    • Crooked nose
    • Dorsal hump
    • Droopy tip
    • Nose tip positioning
    • Nostril shape and size
    • Other irregularities

    If you are self-conscious about your nose for whatever reason, you may be an excellent candidate for men's nose surgery.


    Do men get nose jobs?

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    Males's rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for men, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Rhinoplasty was the most frequent surgical operation on men in 2018, accounting for more than 200,000 surgeries.

    Men choose to get nose jobs for many of the same reasons that women do, including:

    • Improved Nose Symmetry: Men can benefit from a natural-looking nose that suits their features. Male rhinoplasty keeps the face's manly traits.
    • Repair of Structural Defects in the Nose: Male nose surgery is frequently performed to correct structural flaws in the nose, such as a deviated septum. This can enhance airflow and reduce snoring and difficult breathing patterns.
    • Increased Self-Confidence: Men's nose jobs can boost a patient's self-esteem and social connections. This surgery can make a significant difference for individuals who are concerned about their personal look.


    Is men's rhinoplasty worth it?

    Men's rhinoplasty

    One of the most noticeable characteristics of your face is your nose. A nose that is proportionate in size and shape to the rest of your face is essential for achieving facial harmony. Male patients frequently have chin augmentations performed concurrently with rhinoplasty to improve facial harmony.

    Many of our patients have been self-conscious about their noses for years, and when cosmetic modifications are performed, their confidence skyrockets.

    Benefits of a men's nose job can include:

    • Increased confidence and self-esteem
    • Balanced facial features
    • Straighter and/or smoother shape
    • Reduced snoring
    • Alleviated sinus problems
    • Improved nasal airflow

    Many male patients report more restful, uninterrupted sleep after a nose job because it often alleviates breathing difficulties. A good night's sleep might help you avoid more serious illnesses such as heart disease, depression, obesity, and diabetes.


    How do I prepare for nose job surgery?

    Nose job surgery

    Before undergoing surgery, a male patient will visit with their surgeon to discuss their expectations, medical history, and whether men's rhinoplasty is correct for them. Patients should arrange for a friend or family member to drive them to and from the appointment after undergoing a physical exam and being cleared for the treatment.


    Male Rhinoplasty Procedure

    Male Rhinoplasty Procedure

    Male rhinoplasty surgery is done under general anesthesia and can take three to four hours to complete. Reduction rhinoplasty, augmentation rhinoplasty, tip rhinoplasty, or revision rhinoplasty may be performed alone or in combination to achieve the desired result, depending on your needs and the advice of your surgeon.

    Rhinoplasty can be performed using one of two techniques: open or closed. Incisions are hidden within the nose in the closed process, whereas in the open treatment, an incision is made across the columella, which is the short strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. The skin covering the nasal bones and cartilages is gradually lifted through these incisions, providing access to remodel the nose structure.

    If only a small amount of cartilage is required to reshape the nose, it might be extracted from deep within the nose or from the ear. For larger alterations, rib cartilage or bone from other parts of your body will be used. If the septum, or the wall between the two sides of the nose, is deviated, it can be repaired by lowering the protrusion inside the nose to facilitate breathing.

    Following the completion of the necessary adjustments, the nose's skin and tissue will be replaced, and stitches will be applied to the incisions in your nose. In order to change the size of the nostrils, further incisions will be made in their natural creases.

    There are different types of male rhinoplasty that include:

    1. Reduction Rhinoplasty

    Rhinoplasty reduction is utilized to lower the size of a big nose that dominates the facial profile. It is one of the most popular operations among guys.

    You should be aware that simply undergoing this operation will not result in a positive outcome. Before undergoing this operation, you should always consider your chin projection. If your chin projection is short, even a little or average-sized nose will dominate your face. In such circumstances, it may be beneficial to enhance the chin while performing minimal or no nose reduction.

        2. Tip Rhinoplasty

    Only the nasal tip and nostrils are altered during a tip rhinoplasty. Men who have a bulbous or boxy nasal tip that is projecting, wide, over-rotated, or under-rotated favor this operation. Suture methods, cartilage grafting, and cartilage excision can all be used. These three strategies are utilized in tandem to obtain the desired outcome. 

    The method to be used is determined by several factors, such as: 

    • Condition of the cartilage 
    • Level of deformity 
    • The thickness of the skin 
    • The appearance of the nose in context with the face

        3. Augmentation Rhinoplasty 

    This rhinoplasty is most common in men from ethnic groups with softer cartilage on their noses and a less pronounced nasal bridge. This is fixed by increasing the protrusion of the bridge and the tip of the nose. This technique is frequently combined with alar reduction, which reduces the width of the nostrils, giving you a more refined nasal projection.

    To support the tip and augment the bridge, artificial materials or cartilages derived from other body areas are employed. Artificial implants are commonly used for augmentation and can be implanted in a very straightforward process, but they have higher risks of infection and failure, which frequently necessitate revision surgery. As a result, autologous cartilages are the most usually used because of their long-term durability.

        4. Revision Rhinoplasty

    A botched nose job might be the result of a surgical error, complications during recuperation, or additional nose injuries after the first treatment. This could affect the outcome of your main rhinoplasty. A secondary or revision rhinoplasty can be performed in such instances.

    This surgery necessitates a more difficult open rhinoplasty approach than the original procedure and is usually associated with a lengthier time of postoperative rehabilitation. Grafts such as cartilage removed from the inner nose or other body components such as the ribs are frequently used in this type of procedure.


    Open Vs Closed Male Rhinoplasty

    Two techniques can be used for rhinoplasty Surgery:

    • Open rhinoplasty: In this technique, a tiny incision is created in the vertical band of the nose tip, enabling increased access and allowing for comprehensive nose contouring.
    • Closed rhinoplasty: This technique involves making a small incision inside the nostrils and is ideal for guys who want to make minimal alterations to their noses.


    Recovery after men's rhinoplasty

    Recovery after men's rhinoplasty

    Recovery time can range from a week to two weeks, depending on the degree of the treatment, and you'll notice changes over time as the nasal contour takes time to fully develop. The initial swelling might continue up to a week but occurs seldom throughout the year.

    You will need someone to drive you home from the hospital where your surgery will be performed, and you may need to take a week or more off from work. It is advised that you avoid the following activities for a few weeks following surgery:

    • Strenuous physical activities and running
    • Swimming
    • Blowing your nose
    • Excessive chewing
    • Any facial expressions that require lots of movement
    • Pulling clothing over your head
    • Resting eyeglasses on your nose
    • Vigorous tooth brushing   

    A plastic or metal splint will be applied to your nose to help it hold its new form while healing, and nasal packs or splints may also be inserted within your nostrils to secure your septum. Splints and dressings may be worn for up to a week following surgery.

    You will be observed for at least a few hours after minor correction surgery and will be allowed to go later that day. If the broken nose surgery is complicated, you may need to stay in the hospital for a few days.

    It should take roughly a year for the final outcome to become available. The tip of the nose is typically numb following surgery and will recover as soon as the skin nerves regenerate.


    How long does a nose job for men take to heal?

    Nose job for men

    Many patients are anxious about how long their edema may stay after surgery. After removing the nasal splint, your nose will most likely enlarge. The degree of swelling is determined by several factors, including the type of rhinoplasty, the thickness of your skin, and the length of the treatment.

    After two weeks, you should be able to return to work and be seen out and about. The swelling has subsided to the point where it is less noticeable that you had a treatment. Your nose will gradually heal, with the ultimate results noticeable after about a year.

    Much of the swelling will have subsided after three months, and you will have a clearer understanding of the new form and size of your nose. Approximately 90% of the edema will be gone within six months. If you have had extensive treatment done on your nose, the swelling at the tip of your nose may take a year or more to resolve.


    Differences Between Male Rhinoplasty and Female Rhinoplasty

    Differences in general facial looks between sexes can be noted. Plastic surgeons feel that a man's face should be chiseled, but women's faces should be delicate and heart-shaped.

    Men's and women's noses, like their faces, have different aesthetic appearances. A man's nose is often more prominent, with a higher bridge and more width in the mid-nose area. The skin of the nose is also different for men, as it is typically thicker than that of a woman. A female's nose is typically more defined, with a tiny depression along the bridge, and their total nose is slightly shorter than that of a man.


    The difference between Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty

    Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty

    Rhinoplasty is a reconstructive and/or aesthetic surgical treatment. It is nose reshaping for cosmetic reasons or to treat misshapen noses caused by birth abnormalities. Although this procedure can improve lung function, that is not usually the primary goal.

    Septoplasty is a nasal surgery that is used to realign nasal septums and improve breathing. A deviated septum is a crooked wall that separates your nasal passageways. Patients with a deviated septum should instead consider a septoplasty treatment.

    A crooked nose is a common source of concern for many guys. Crooked nasal bones, cartilage, or a deviated septum could all be at blame. To repair a crooked nose, deviated septum surgery or a septoplasty may be required.

    Furthermore, many men suffer hard breathing during sports or other activity. A septoplasty would be the best operation for males who primarily need to address nasal airway issues.


    Male Rhinoplasty FAQs

    1. Does a male nose job change your whole face?

    Your nose is a focus point on your face and is crucial in maintaining facial harmony. Male rhinoplasty allows you to adjust the form, size, and symmetry of your nose to your liking. Such alterations to your nose may have an impact on the harmony of your face with your nose.

        2. What is the ideal male nose?

    The ideal male nose will differ depending on the individual's preferences. However, most men consider a well-defined, robust, and straight nose to be an ideal masculine nose.

        3. What makes a nose masculine?

    Some individuals believe that a tiny hump in the nose makes it more masculine.

        4. Will a male nose job make me more attractive?

    Yes, a male nose job will make you more handsome because it will improve your face harmony greatly.

        5. Is it weird for a guy to get a nose job?

    No, getting a nose job as a male is not unusual because face attractiveness is as essential to a man as it is to a woman. Gender has no bearing on whether or not someone should have plastic surgery.

        6. Does a male nose job last forever?

    Yes, the results of a male nose operation can last a lifetime if done correctly, all post-operative care recommendations are followed carefully, and there is no physical harm to the nose.

        7. What is a Greek nose?

    A Greek nose is characterized by completely straight nostrils.

        8. What does bulbous nose mean?

    A bulbous nose is a rare skin condition distinguished by a big, red, bumpy nose. Rhinophyma is the medical term for this condition.

        9. At what age can you get a male rhinoplasty?

    Before considering rhinoplasty, you must be at least 16 years old and your nose must have fully matured.



    Many men are self-conscious about the size or form of their nose, believing that it does not complement the rest of their face. Male Rhinoplasty can assist you in this regard. Rhinoplasty, sometimes known as a nose job, is a cosmetic surgical surgery that alters the look of your nose by sculpting its various components such as the nasal bones, cartilage, and skin. It can aid in the reshaping of your nose in order to compliment your facial characteristics and attain symmetry. It can also be used to improve breathing by correcting any structural flaws in the nose.