20th Jun 2024

Reshaping Your Nose: The Essential Guide to a Nose Job, rhinoplasty for Men

Are you considering a nose job? A nose job for men, also known as rhinoplasty for men, is the art of creating a refined appearance that aligns with the distinctiveness of male facial features.

Whether it’s correcting breathing issues, addressing trauma maybe through a sporting injury, or simply enhancing your self-image, we cover everything men need to know about nose reshaping procedures, to help you achieve a natural, masculine result.

Key Points Worth Noting

  • Male rhinoplasty is customised to meet aesthetic and functional needs, such as improving facial harmony, correcting breathing issues, and most notably improving self-confidence.
  • The best male rhinoplasty surgery maintains masculinity by ensuring nasal proportions are balanced with other facial features.
  • Recovery from male rhinoplasty takes on average 6-8 weeks, with final results visible up to a year post-surgery.

Understanding Male Rhinoplasty

Ever wondered why male rhinoplasty is such a popular cosmetic procedure?

It’s not a one-size-fits-all type of surgery. Male rhinoplasty is as unique as the men who choose to undergo it. This versatile procedure is primarily aimed at altering the shape, size, or functionality of the nose to meet the unique aesthetic and structural requirements of men.

What makes male rhinoplasty popular is because of its success.

Common reasons why men choose to have rhinoplasty include:

  • Enhancing facial harmony
  • Correcting breathing difficulties due to nasal deformities or past injuries
  • Reshaping the nose after trauma or accidents
  • Correcting a deviated septum
  • Improving self-confidence and self-esteem

The Consultation Process for male nose surgery

During your consultation at Kensington Medical your plastic surgeon listen to your specific expectation and goals.

Your nose surgeon will examine your nasal structure to advise on the most appropriate rhinoplasty procedure. After examining your nose, your surgeon will show you many before and after photos of rhinoplasties to give you a clear understanding of what to expect.

Surgical Techniques for male rhinoplasty surgery

Once your surgeon has a comprehensive understanding of your aesthetic goals and unique nasal structure, they can select the surgical technique best suited to your requirements.

Open rhinoplasty involves a small incision along the columella, providing a clear view of the nose’s structures, whereas closed rhinoplasty is performed through incisions inside the nasal passageways, resulting in no visible scars.

Specific nose surgery techniques, like tip rhinoplasty designed to refine the nose’s tip, and alar base reduction focusing on the nostrils, cater to specific enhancements.

Ultimately, surgical techniques in male rhinoplasty seek to maintain or improve nasal function while achieving your desired aesthetic changes.

Achieving a Masculine Look

Male rhinoplasty can help correct functional problems and can also provide a boost to your self-confidence by enhancing your masculine features such as concerns about the size or shape of the nose.

The goal is to create a straighter bridge and a less pronounced tip to reinforce masculinity, avoiding the button nose that might feminise the face. Maintaining proper nasal angles, such as the nasofrontal and nasolabial angles, is crucial to preserving a masculine look. Ultimately, the achievement of a strong, masculine appearance involves refining the bridge and nasal tip, ensuring the individuality of each patient is respected.

Facial Balance and Proportions when seeking a male nose job

The ideal masculine nose should be proportional and harmonious with other facial features, highlighting the importance of facial balance to complement the individual’s face.

As such it is important to customise each procedure to fit the patient’s distinct facial structure. So, whether you’re looking to address a bulbous tip, a broad bridge, or a droopy tip, the focus is always on maintaining balance and proportion.

Customised Approach to nose reshaping surgery

Men usually have thicker skin and a more pronounced bone structure, necessitating a customised approach in rhinoplasty. This isn’t a matter of simply ‘copying’ a nose shape that looks good on someone else.

The artistry and skill of your surgeon is crucial , especially when it comes to male nose surgery. Ensuring your surgeon has carried out thousands of male rhinoplasties is important.

Male Rhinoplasty Recovery and Aftercare

The recovery period for male rhinoplasty is around 6-8 weeks, with peak swelling occurring in the third day post-surgery and subsiding thereafter.

Swelling usually lasts up to a week post surgery. Bruising following rhinoplasty is a common occurrence due to the disruption of small blood vessels during the surgery.

Final results of the male rhinoplasty, including resolution of subtle swelling, may take up to a year.

Time Off Work and Activities

A common question asked by many considering rhinoplasty is, “How long do I need to take off work?” We advise patients to take 2 weeks off from work to recover after male rhinoplasty. However if you can work from home you could work after 7 days. You should also try to avoid driving for one week following your surgery.

Two weeks post-surgical procedure, patients may resume non-contact physical activities such as going to the gym, or low impact activities like yoga.

Vigorous exercise such as manual labour, heavy lifting, contact sport should be avoided for several weeks to months following the procedure, to ensure a smooth recovery.

Long-term Results

Final results after male rhinoplasty can take over a year, with the last 10% of swelling often taking 12-18 months to resolve, particularly at the nasal tip.

Non-Surgical Alternatives

If the idea of surgery is not for you, there are alternatives depending on the type of shape you are after. A non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a non-surgical nose job, offers an alternative to traditional nose reshaping surgery. It may be referred to as nose filler, liquid rhinoplasty or liquid nose job, providing a less invasive option compared to nose surgery.

This minimally invasive technique utilises a dermal filler such as hyaluronic acid, to temporarily alter the nose’s structure.

The non-surgical nose job procedure does not take long, allowing many patients to return to work and normal activities the same day.

Of course a non surgical nose job does not work for every nose and the results are not long lasting. You will have to get a top up in 12-18 months. This means the cost ultimately adds up.

Limitations and Risks

However, as with any procedure, non-surgical alternatives have their limitations. Non-surgical approaches, such as liquid rhinoplasty, cannot make size reductions or correcting pronounced bumps when compared to surgical rhinoplasty.

Moreover, while non-surgical alternatives may be less invasive, they don’t come without their risks. Discuss these risks with your surgeon so you can make informed decision about whether a non-surgical or surgical nose job is the best option for you.

How much does a male rhinoplasty cost?

The cost of male rhinoplasty surgery covers:

  • The surgeon’s fee.
  • Hospital theatre team.
  • Anaesthetist cost.
  • Hospital nursing team and setting.
  • Pre-operative and post-operative care.

The starting cost of a male nose job in London at Kensington Medical is £7,300, and for a male nose tip, the price is £5,800. These costs should give you a general idea of what to expect.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

Selecting the right surgeon is important. The plastic surgeon should have extensive experience in rhinoplasty and a special interest in facial surgery to ensure best results.

Seeing before-and-after photos, establishing a positive rapport and feeling confident in the surgeon’s expertise during your consultation are crucial points for a successful rhinoplasty outcome.

Finally, you need to have realistic expectations about the result of your primary rhinoplasty is a vital aspect for all considering cosmetic surgery.


A significant aspect to consider while selecting a surgeon is their experience. For a surgeon to be on the specialist register in the UK signifies that a plastic surgeon has met specific educational, training, and ethical standards, and it is crucial for ensuring the surgeon’s competency in performing rhinoplasty.

Remember, not all certifications are equal. Be sure to look for surgeons who are certified by respected boards in their field. This can provide an added layer of reassurance that your surgeon has undergone extensive training and adheres to high standards of care.

At Kensington Medical all our surgeons have held substantive posts with in the NHS, such as heading up Plastics division of major NHS hospitals, specialising in facial surgery and trauma. To find out about our expert team of surgeons click here.

Before-and-After Photos

Before-and-after photos are important to see when choosing the right surgeon.

These photos are particularly significant for assessing a surgeon’s expertise in maintaining a masculine appearance in male rhinoplasty, which is a key factor for many patients. When considering revision rhinoplasty, evaluating a surgeon’s previous revision cases will help to assess their specific experience and competence in this complex area.

Further Reading on Rhinoplasty

Keen to delve deeper into rhinoplasty? Some topics worth looking into include:

These topics offer deeper insight into the various aspects of rhinoplasty, from understanding different nose shapes to dealing with a deviated septum. The more informed you are, the more confident you’ll feel about your decision to pursue rhinoplasty.

Find Out More About Male Nose Reshaping

Kensington Medical specialise in rhinoplasty for men:

  • Our surgeons have decades of experience in male rhinoplasty surgery.
  • We provide the best pre and post operative after care specific for nose surgery.

To find out more book your consultation or give us a call. We are here to answer any questions you may have.


Male rhinoplasty is a transformative procedure that can enhance your appearance, boost your self-confidence, and even improve your breathing and sleep patterns. Whether you’re considering this procedure for cosmetic or functional reasons, understanding the process, recovery, and considerations is crucial. Keep in mind the importance of choosing the right surgeon. As with any major decision, being well-informed can help you to make the best choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

The recovery time for male rhinoplasty is about 6-8 weeks. Final results will show in about a year.

A non-surgical alternative to rhinoplasty is non-surgical rhinoplasty or a non surgical nose job. It involves using dermal fillers to temporarily change the nose's structure.

Male rhinoplasty in the UK can cost anywhere from approximately £5,995 for less complex procedures.

To choose the right surgeon for your rhinoplasty, thoroughly research surgeons and clinics, find out how many rhinoplasty procedures your surgeon has done, see before and after photos and make sure you feel confident in the surgeon's capabilities during the consultation.

Non-surgical alternatives to rhinoplasty carry risks such as redness, swelling, tenderness, vascular occlusion, and in rare cases, blindness.