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Male Rhinoplasty: Nose Reshaping in Harley Street, London

There is a prevailing myth that cosmetic surgeries such as rhinoplasties are only for women or narcissists, but this could not be further from the truth.


What is Male Rhinoplasty?

Dr Julian De Silva - Harley Street, London

Cosmetic procedures for men are rising in popularity and as men become more comfortable, they are also requesting the best male rhinoplasty surgeon, in London, to correct functional issues, such as sports injury related traumas and deviated septums, breathing issues, previous traumas, as well as for purely aesthetic reasons.

In today’s competitive work and social environments, there is an increasing desire to have facial balance and harmony that boosts self-confidence and reflects a strong personality.

What is Different About Male Rhinoplasty?

In considering a male rhinoplasty, Dr De Silva believes it is essential to consider the differences between a male and a female nose.

The typically desired features for a male nose, though each patient will have a different, customised “ideal” nose, are a straighter profile, a stronger, higher bridge, a more sharply defined nasal tip, and stronger, more masculine features, whereas a woman typically benefits from a more delicate, smaller and feminine look. The aesthetic proportions of a male and female nose also differ, especially around the dorsal hump positioning, nasal width, and nasal tip angle.

Dr Julian De Silva has vast experience performing rhinoplasty in London and understands how to combine the characteristics of an attractive nose with the rest of the patient’s features. An attractive nose should flow in harmony with the contours of the face.

For women, a smaller nose, a narrower bridge and an unobtrusive tip angled slightly up are deemed most attractive.

For men, a strong bridge and a slightly broader width and a tip are deemed most attractive. A nose that is more curved or smaller tip can look feminine.
These key features are understood by any plastic surgeon. The best plastic surgeons are the ones who can integrate these ideas and cater them to form the ideal nose for the patient’s face.

Men also request more handsome results to reflect their individual character, and often will want to keep their ethnic shape; the goal of the nose surgery is not for a “cookie-cutter” look, but a subtle enhancement to the facial proportions.

The Key for men is “less is more”, from Dr De Silva’s experience most men do not want a “done” appearance and the results must look natural.

Why Choose Dr De Silva in Harley Street, London ?

Dr De Silva is a widely credited and celebrated facial plastic surgeon who specialises in the eyes, nose, face and neck areas only, and is known for natural results.

“My focus has and always will be to be the very best at what I do, to continually innovate to provide World Class leadership to all my team, all my patients and all my associates. My mission is to help every patient be the very best version of themself with World-Class services, life-long follow up with complimentary facial aesthetic procedures.”

In a world of increasing complexity and misinformation, his passion has been focused on providing sincere advice, low risk and fast recovery procedures.

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    Only the Face

    By focusing entirely on only facelift & facial cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr De Silva is able to provide the expertise that can only come with specialisation: facelift and neck lift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty and chin implants.

    Natural Looking Results

    Dr De Silva is a believer in the importance of artistry behind cosmetic results and focuses his skills at delivering natural looking results.

    Fast Recovery

    Dr De Silva has pioneered the advances in technology to speed up recovery with a combination regenerative medicine techniques, Oxygen and LED Therapy.

    World Class Expertise

    Dr De Silva also teaches other surgeons internationally and has contributed to the development of advanced surgical techniques, laser technology and stitch-less tissue adhesives.

    Nose Reshaping Technique And Procedure

    Anatomy of the Nose

    Though the surgical skills and techniques required for male and female rhinoplasties are similar, they are used to achieve very different results. The differences between male and female facial anatomy must also be considered when crafting the perfect nose for a patient.

    The facial bone structure is generally much thicker in men than women, and men have stronger, thicker cartilage and bone as well as much thicker nasal skin. Skin thickness will also change how it drapes over any nasal structure, as well as the overall refinement of the nose, as thicker skin does not allow for the sharp angles and planes that thinner skin can provide.

    This will change a good plastic surgeon’s approach to nose surgery for men. Male nose surgery is surgery of finesse and detail, even a 1mm change can be seen. Dr De Silva believes that nose reshaping requires special techniques for improving definition and shape and keeping a natural appearance.

    Dr De Silva’s Technique

    Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures Dr De Silva completes for men on a daily basis. Although in principle the procedure is similar in men and women, there are important differences in the male and female nose that correspond to the underlying facial structure and anatomy. The differences between male and female rhinoplasties can be difficult for an inexperienced surgeon to navigate.

    That is why it is crucial to seek out an experienced surgeon for a consultation. During the visit, the surgeon should work with you to help define the goals of your surgery, as well as explain what is or isn’t possible.

    Dr De Silva is known for natural-looking results and uses specialized techniques that foster a natural and conservative rejuvenation.

    Nose Reshaping Questions

    What is Recovery After Surgery?

    Having no bruising is a distinct advantage after surgery, as in men it is difficult to camouflage, most women can use concealer to cover bruising. Using Dr De Silva’s techniques only 10-20% of patients have bruising after surgery. Dr De Silva uses the latest in technology including regenerative medicine to enhance recovery after surgery.

    By using your own growth factors, and advanced techniques used for professional athletes your recovery can be sped up.

    What Type of Anaesthesia is Used?

    Sedative anaesthesia, also known as “twilight anaesthesia,” is a combination of local and sedative medications. At the centre, we have developed our own advanced form of twilight anaesthesia, based on practices in the USA.

    This specialised sedation uses tiny amounts of four to five sedation medications that cumulatively give a relaxing and safe experience to avoid the risks and side effects of general anaesthesia. A much shorter recovery period than general anaesthesia, with most patients able to leave 30 to 60 minutes following the procedure.

    These are the most advanced sedation techniques available, and the optimal option for patients considering a nose job.

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      Male Rhinoplasty Before & Afters

      Dr De Silva has transformed thousands of faces through his unique surgical techniques. Below is a small sample of some of his transformations.


      What our satisfied clients are saying

      “From the moment I first met Dr Julian De Silva I knew I had chosen the right surgeon for me! I was apprehensive as it had taken me years to pluck up the courage to have rhinoplasty and at 69 it was a big decision! Dr De Silva has the most calming disposition, both in his manner and his speaking voice and he immediately made me feel at ease, answering my questions and explaining the procedure clearly. The day of my surgery arrived and again I really felt confident that I was in very good hands!”



      Frequently Asked Questions

      I Live Abroad, How Can I Have Surgery?

      Dr De Silva has a large number of patients that live overseas. Our specialist team can help you organise a virtual consultation and coordinate your trip to the UK.

      You would need to say in the UK for approximately 10days, prior to covid, many patients would fly internationally to London to undergo rhinoplasty before returning to their home country.

      We are able to utilise the latest technology to enhance your recovery including oxygen therapy, medications, lymphatic drainage and regenerative medicine.

      At What Age Should You Get Rhinoplasty?

      Most patients who look to undergo nose reshaping have felt self-conscious about their nose for many years before attending the consultation.

      A nose that is out of balance with your face often becomes apparent in teenage years, though many patients take years to look into changing their nose.

      Rhinoplasty is most commonly completed in patients aged twenty to forty-five, and Dr De Silva has completed surgery for some teenagers and patients in their 80s. Dr De Silva has had patients travel long distances and internationally for opinions on their nose, sometimes they have been refused surgery by local surgeons.

      Often there may be additional factors to consider with increasing age, these can include breathing issues, drooping tip (termed ptosis) and increase irregularity, and these may require additional treatments at the same time to ensure a successful result.

      Am I Too Young to Have Rhinoplasty?

      Dr De Silva sees many younger patients for nose shaping in their teenage years. Many of these patients have disliked the appearance of their nose for many years before attending a consultation, and some have associated breathing issues and have been teased about their appearance.

      Of key importance before considering rhinoplasty is the patient understands the implications of surgery, recovery, and expectations.

      Utilising modern surgical techniques are important to ensure a long-lasting natural result. Dr De Silva completes nose reshaping on younger patients only when it is in their best interest and some patients travel long distances to London.

      Do I Need to Go to Hospital?

      Rhinoplasty is commonly completed in a general hospital with other surgical procedures in a general private hospital. Patients often are concerned about issues with general hospitals such as MRSA and hospital-acquired infection. Dr De Silva has built a custom state of the art facility including a private operating theatre to enable complete specialisation for every patient.

      How Much Does Rhinoplasty in London Cost?

      When looking for the best rhinoplasty results in London then costs should not be a consideration, but rather focus on the facility, qualification, experience, and technique of your surgeon. Given these considerations, expect to pay anywhere between £5,000 to £15,000 for a nose job in London, UK.

      Can Rhinoplasty Be Combined With Other Techniques?

      Dr De Silva frequently combines rhinoplasty with other facial procedures to give a natural-looking result and avoid the use of scars associated with conventional techniques:

      Contact Details
      Call: 020 8748 2860
      Email: info@drjuliandesilva.co.uk

      23 Harley Street
      London, W1G 9QN, UK

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