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Do Men Get Nose Jobs?

Feb 15, 2022 | The Clinic London

Do Men Get Nose Jobs? - male model

Male nose jobs can solve many medical and cosmetic problems.

Men, just like women, experience nose-related problems. These problems can be medical or cosmetic. Thanks to advances in cosmetic surgery, a male nose job can solve them.

So, if you are a man who suffers from medical issues such as difficulty breathing, a nose job can help. Furthermore, if you suffer from cosmetic issues like a humped nose, a nose job can help.

But how exactly can male nose jobs help you solve these problems? How does the procedure go? How much does a male nose job cost?

In this article, I will talk about male nose jobs, reasons why men get them, and how the procedure goes. I will also talk about recovery and male nose job cost.

What Are Male Nose Jobs?

What Are Male Nose Jobs? - male model

Men’s rhinoplasty involves surgery that changes the shape and size of the nose.

As its name implies, male nose jobs are a nasal procedure for men. Also known as rhinoplasty, the procedure involves rhinoplasty.

Contrary to popular belief, men also get nose jobs. According to a report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men comprised 25% of rhinoplasty patients last year.

While women comprised 75% of rhinoplasty patients last year, data shows that men go through rhinoplasty as well.

Male nose jobs improve the symmetry, shape, and size of your nose. By doing this, your nose becomes proportionate with the rest of your face.

Whether it’s congenital (something you’re born with) or caused by an accident, a strange-looking nose can negatively affect your daily life. If it does, your nose needs reshaping as soon as possible. Plus, if you’ve been self-conscious about your nose’s appearance, a nose job can help.

While often done to improve a nose’s appearance, surgeons also perform nose jobs for medical purposes. Deviated septum surgery― a nasal procedure― can solve medical issues such as difficulty breathing and nasal infections.

When performed by the best rhinoplasty surgeon, a nose job can be life-changing. For one, a nose job can enhance your appearance. This helps you improve your confidence and work performance.

Men’s rhinoplasty can also improve your day-to-day life. It can ease your breathing and prevent nasal infections and nosebleeds.

Do Men Get Nose Jobs?

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Men get nose jobs because of the same issues women suffer from.

Yes, men get nose jobs. Surgeons can perform nose jobs on any gender, as long as they meet the criteria for ideal candidates.

Furthermore, men also suffer from cosmetic issues. While men are usually less vocal about their insecurities, this doesn’t mean that they don’t suffer from them.

So, if you are a man who wants to get men’s rhinoplasty due to cosmetic issues, I commend you. You deserve applause for accepting your insecurities and taking action to overcome them.

Interestingly, men are more interested in nose jobs. Data from 2020 showed that men comprised 25% of nose reshaping procedures. While women comprise the majority of rhinoplasty patients, I believe that men’s rhinoplasty procedures will increase in the near future.

Remember, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to change how you look. Whatever your gender is, you deserve to feel and look beautiful.

Reasons Why Men Get Nose Jobs

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Men get nose jobs because of medical problems, reconstruction, and aesthetics.

There are many reasons why men get nose jobs. In this section, I will explain the three main reasons why men get nose jobs.

1. Medical Problems

A deviated septum is extremely common. Approximately 80% of all septa deviate in some way, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

The nasal septum describes the cartilage that separates your nostrils. Typically found at the center, the nasal septum divides your nostrils evenly.

However, some people have irregular septa. This condition, also known as a deviated septum, makes one nostril bigger than the other. Severe irregularity can cause complications.

Given this, you might be suffering from a deviated septum without you knowing. A deviated septum leads to many other problems that can affect your everyday life.

For one, a deviated septum comes with many symptoms. These include difficulty breathing, nosebleeds, nasal infection, headache, and sinusitis. In severe cases, a deviated septum aggravates sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea can be dangerous. In some cases, it causes people to die in their sleep.

For these reasons, you must have deviated septum surgery as soon as possible. Preventing the complications caused by a deviated septum is better than treating them all together.

2. Reconstruction

Athletes playing high-contact sports such as football, boxing, and basketball often end up with broken noses. This makes broken noses one of the most common injuries in sports.

When athletes get a fractured or broken nose, they seek help from cosmetic surgeons to fix the damage.

However, a broken nose is also common for people who do not engage in sports or other intense physical activities. Since the nose is central to your face, it becomes vulnerable to injuries.

Specifically, you can get a broken nose because of vehicle accidents, falling on your face, or someone hitting you in the face.

In addition, botched surgeries can cause a broken nose. Cheap nasal procedures come with a greater cost― a broken nose or more complications. As a result, patients have to pay more for other medical bills. This could have been prevented if patients went to an expert rhinoplasty surgeon offering high-end procedures.

A male nose job fixes a broken nose. Particularly known as revision rhinoplasty, this reconstructive surgery fixes noses that went through severe trauma.

3. Aesthetics

One of the most common factors men consider when getting nose jobs is their appearance. As I said, there is nothing wrong with wanting to improve your looks.

Doing what you think is best for your appearance and your life in general improves the way you live.

Given this, you should not hesitate if you want to change the way your nose looks. After all, men suffer from many cosmetic issues, too.

For one, a hump on your nose can become unsightly especially if it looks huge. A bulbous nose also looks disproportionate to the rest of your face, especially if you have a small face.

Moreover, an extremely short, long, or tall nose can affect your self-esteem. If you act or model for a living, this can affect your work performance as well.

Male Nose Job Based on the Golden Ratio

Male Nose Job Based on the Golden Ratio - male model

The golden ratio is the standard of universal beauty.

You probably heard about the golden ratio in your mathematics class.

Interestingly, experts worldwide have assigned numbers indicating universal beauty― about 1.62.

The golden ratio describes, in numerical terms, the human perception of beauty.

Leonardo Da Vinci, the famous painter, realised that the closer an object gets to the golden ratio, the higher its perceived level of beauty. Interestingly, Da Vinci used the golden ratio when painting the Mona Lisa.

This makes the golden ratio a crucial indicator of universal beauty. Hence, I base the procedures I perform on the golden ratio.

By using the golden ratio as a basis, I offer my patients the symmetry their faces need. This principle also helps me make customised treatment plans for different conditions.

Contrary to popular belief, the golden ratio applies to men as well. In fact, I used the golden ratio to determine the most handsome man in the world. I, Dr. Julian De Silva, was recognised by many news outlets and magazines worldwide including CNN, People Magazine, and Oprah because of this.

Cosmetic Issues a Male Nose Job Can Solve

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From asymmetry to other deformities, a male nose job can solve many cosmetic issues.

Interestingly, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that male nose jobs ranked first among all male cosmetic surgical treatments in 2020.

There are many cosmetic issues male nose jobs can solve. Here they are:

1. Asymmetrical Face

Your nose is at the central point of your face. It gets a lot of attention, simply because of its position.

A strange-looking nose destroys your facial balance. Even if the rest of your face looks fine, an unattractive nose can ruin your overall appearance.

Moreover, if you have a strange-looking nose, people easily notice it. Some will point it out, others won’t. Those who tell you that your nose looks strange can hurt your confidence.

A male nose job can solve this. By fixing your nose’s appearance, rhinoplasty can restore your facial balance.

2. Crooked Nose

A crooked nose becomes highly noticeable from the sides. Crooked noses cannot be usually noticed from the front. However, some crooked noses become too severe that they get noticed from the front.

A bump on the bridge of your nose usually causes its crooked appearance. When the bump on your nose becomes too large, it becomes noticeable at any angle.

In addition, an injury can cause a crooked nose. In particular, an injury can damage your nasal bridge, making it look crooked. Hence, a crooked nose needs to be fixed as soon as possible.

A male nose job can do this. By removing the hump on your nasal bridge, rhinoplasty can make your nose look straight.

3. Long or Narrow Bridge

A long or narrow bridge describes an excessively long, excessively narrow, (or a combination of both) bridge appearance. It often looks like a seagull’s beak.

Unfortunately, this unflattering nose shape cannot be easily changed without surgery. While non-surgical rhinoplasty can help, it cannot totally change a long or narrow bridge.

Fortunately, a cosmetic surgeon can change a long or narrow bridge. In particular, a surgeon can change the nose’s appearance by shaving it down, shortening it, or widening it.

Just like female rhinoplasty, a male nose job can also do the improvements mentioned above. By changing the nose’s dimensions, rhinoplasty can enhance a nose with a long or narrow bridge.

4. Bulbous Nose

A bulb-like shape at the end of the nose characterises a bulbous nose. A bulbous nose also involves a droopy tip and narrow bridge. In some cases, the bridge is wide.

In addition, a bulbous nose can be caused by ethnicity. Interestingly, a bulbous nose is common among eastern European men. In fact, I have operated on European patients suffering from this.

Fortunately, a male nose job can improve the appearance of a bulbous nose. By altering the nasal tip and bridge, rhinoplasty makes the tip more refined. It can also make the nasal bridge look proportionate with the rest of the face.

5. Pinched Tip

Does your nose look as if someone endlessly pinches it? You likely have a pinched nasal tip.

Unlike many nasal cosmetic issues, a pinched nose is often not caused by accidents or congenital conditions. Instead, botched surgeries usually cause pinched nasal tips.

Due to this, a pinched nose can lead to serious structural and functional problems. If a botched surgery caused your pinched nose, you need to correct it immediately.

A male nose job can correct a pinched nose. By reconstructing your nose, a cosmetic surgeon can eliminate your nose’s pinched look for good.

6. Uneven Nose

Another common reason why men get nose jobs is an uneven nose.

Often caused by a deviated septum present at birth, an uneven nose can also be an immediate product of accidents and botched surgeries. Just like any part of your body, your severe trauma can change your nose’s shape.

While a deviated septum falls under the medical category, it can also be a cosmetic issue for men. Not only does it lead to complications, a deviated septum also decreases men’s confidence.

A male nose job can help you solve this problem. By altering bone, cartilage, or both, a cosmetic surgeon can make your nose look even.

7. Boxy Tip

A boxy tip describes the wide, rectangular shape at the tip of your nose. Like others in this list, a boxy tip destroys your facial balance. Worse, it can affect your self-esteem and relationships.

The bridge of your nose might be perfectly straight, but if its tip looks boxy, your nose remains strange-looking. Moreover, a boxy tip becomes more noticeable from the bottom view.

While a boxy tip does not cause alarm, you might want to change it. If it negatively affects your life, you should have it fixed as soon as you can.

A male nose job can help you get rid of your nose’s boxy tip. By manipulating your nasal tip, a cosmetic surgeon can make your nose look better.

8. Hanging Nose

A hanging nose is another reason why men get rhinoplasty. Interestingly, a hanging nose is usually congenital. It has been present since my patients’ birth. However, there is nothing they can do about it so they opted for surgery.

People have hanging noses because of issues with their columella. The columella describes the tissue and cartilage that separate your nostrils.

When the columella hangs or goes beyond the outer rim of your nostril, it looks drooping or pointed. Scientifically known as alar columellar disproportion, you can live just fine with a hanging nose.

However, if you want to improve your appearance, you can opt for surgery. A cosmetic surgeon can help eliminate your hanging columella by trimming it.

9. Pointed Tip

As its name suggests, a pointed tip is an extremely raised tip. An excessive amount of cartilage at the nasal tip usually causes this. Consequently, this cosmetic issue makes men’s faces look unbalanced. It becomes worse when the nasal bridge looks wide and short.

In addition, a pointed tip with a narrow bridge looks great on women, but not on men. A narrow bridge and pointed tip are associated with a feminine look.

Hence, men with narrow bridges and pointed tips opt for surgery. Rhinoplasty can make them look more masculine.

A male nose job can help you eliminate your nose’s pointed tip. By trimming the excessive cartilage on the tip of your nose, a cosmetic surgeon can make you look more masculine.

10. Other Deformities

When your nose gets exposed to severe trauma, its form changes. Accidents can slash your nose, break your nasal bridge, or destroy your nasal tip.

Similarly, several conditions can cause your nose to look bigger over time. For instance, rhinophyma, a condition in which the lower part of your nose grows too much, makes your nose look bigger.

A male nose job can help get rid of these deformities. By removing diseased skin and reconstructing the nose, a cosmetic surgeon can restore the look and function of your nose.

Before a Male Nose Job

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Before getting a male nose job, you need to consult a doctor.

Before getting a male nose job, you need to consult an experienced surgeon who specialises in mens nose jobs. You can book a consultation with me here.

During the consultation, we will talk about your current condition and medical history. I need to see whether a certain condition or accident caused your nose to look strange.

If you are coming to me because of a botched surgery, I will ask you about what happened. This helps me plan your surgery accordingly.

I will also ask if you have other nose-related problems such as sinusitis. In relation to this, I will ask you what medicine you take, if any.

In addition, you have to disclose whether you smoke or drink on a regular basis or not.

Then, we will talk about your goals. Whether it’s improving your looks, fixing your nose’s function, or correcting the damages of severe trauma, you need to tell me everything.

Depending on your goals, I will explain whether male rhinoplasty will work on you or not. If yes, I might suggest complementary procedures such as deep plane facelift and eye bag removal.

I will then explain how the procedure goes and the risks associated with it. If you opt to have the complementary procedures that I suggested, I will explain them as well.

If you approve and agree with everything discussed, you can set an appointment for a male nose job.

During a Male Nose Job

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A male nose job involves the manipulation of bone, cartilage, or both.

Before the surgery, you need to have anaesthesia. This minimises the pain caused by surgery. Since incisions are painful, you need anaesthesia.

The anaesthesiologist will administer the anaesthesia. For full disclosure, my clinic uses sedation anaesthesia, a safer alternative to general anaesthesia.

After the anaesthesia takes effect, I will make an incision on the target area. Depending on the goals, I will manipulate cartilage, bone, or both. I might trim, reposition, or remove them.

Once I finish manipulating what needs to be manipulated, I will stitch the incisions up.

After a Male Nose Job

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You must take care of yourself to recover from a male nose job properly.

Once the surgery is done, you have to stay in the facility for observation. The staff will monitor you during this time for any immediate complications. A male nose job usually does not require an overnight stay, so you can go home once the staff clears you.

You should have someone drive you home after rhinoplasty. Your nose is fragile and you might not feel well, so you should not drive.

Male Nose Job Side Effects

Male Nose Job Side Effects - male model

Side effects of a nose job include swelling, bruising, and numbness.

After the surgery, you may temporarily experience:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Congestion
  • Numbness
  • Dryness

Fortunately, these effects are temporary. You will recover from them soon enough as long as you take care of yourself properly.


Recovery - male model

Recovering from men’s rhinoplasty takes time, so you have to be patient.

Recovery can take weeks to happen. In this section, I will explain to you the male nose job recovery timeline.

The week after your surgery, your cast will be removed. Most of the swelling will go away and bruising will improve. You also won’t feel pain. During this week, you can use makeup.

Two weeks after the surgery, your bruises will completely go away. There will be some swelling left, but your scars will be less noticeable.

Three weeks after the surgery, your scars won;t be noticeable from afar. The next week, your sense of smell will go back to normal. Your nose won’t be dry. In addition, you will notice the fine changes in your nose.

Two to three months after the surgery, swelling will completely go away. Nasal dryness will go away as well.

How Much Is Nose Plastic Surgery?

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How much is nose plastic surgery depends on many factors like location and goals.

A male nose job in the UK costs between £4,000 to £7,000. Nose job prices depend on a lot of factors including the location and your goals.

For instance, a nose job in London might be more expensive compared to a nose job in Asia.

Aside from the nose job cost, you should also factor in your expenses for post-op consultations, recovery, and time off work. These cost at least £1,000.

However, you must remember that a nose job is a huge investment. Hence, you must be willing to spend thousands of pounds for a successful nose job.

To see what men’s rhinoplasty can do for you, check out these nose job before and after male photos.


A male nose job has been gaining traction for the past few years. If you are suffering from the issues mentioned above, reach out to us for a consultation now!

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Dr. Julian De Silva is a renowned and highly skilled facial plastic surgeon based in Harley Street, London. With a reputation for excellence in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. De Silva is the founder of the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Specialising in procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery, he is known for his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to achieving natural-looking results. 

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Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specialises in three main procedures: Facelift and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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