Can Men Get Nose Jobs?

Plastic surgery among men is on the rise, but they still make up a small fraction of the total number of patients. 

Consider this: Around 995,000 women and 256,000 men had rhinoplasty in 2021, according to a global survey by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). In other words, there are almost 4 female rhinoplasty patients for every 1 male.

While the surgery is quite popular among both genders, fewer men choose to go under the knife for their noses. And it’s mainly because there’s a stigma around it. And it’s also considered kind of “unmanly” and vain. 

In truth, however, this surgery can help you feel really good about your looks and yourself. Which can have a positive impact on your self-esteem. So, if you’re interested in this procedure, this guide can help you learn more about it. 

Do Men Get Nose Jobs? 

Many men choose to have a nose job to improve the aesthetics and/or functioning of their noses. 

According to a review published in the Annals of Medicine and Surgery, more commonly, men seek to fix the following cosmetic issues through a rhinoplasty: 

  • Pronounced dorsal humps 
  • Broad nasal bones
  • Less defined nasal tip
Nose anatomy
External Nose Anatomy

Additionally, many decide to have it done to fix traumatic injuries or structural issues like a deviated septum. 

The 2022 national audit by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) showed that rhinoplasty was the top surgical procedure among men, up 45% from last year. Therefore, it’s safe to say that men do get nose jobs and that too quite commonly. 

When Should A Man Get A Nose Job?

Getting a nose is an extremely personal decision. If you think it can help change your nose in a particular way, you can consider getting a nose job. 

However, keep in mind that your nose may continue to grow till you’re 16 or 17. So, your surgeon may advise you to wait until your nose is fully developed before having a cosmetic nose job. 
Some decide to have this surgery because their nose shape makes them very unhappy and conscious of their appearance. This may be due to their nose being very large, having a bump on top, being asymmetrical, crooked or having other malformations.

Male nose job dorsal hump
Our patient had rhinoplasty to straighten the dorsal hump of the nose

Others simply want to address functional issues that are causing breathing difficulties. For them, there’s septoplasty. And then, some want both cosmetic and functional issues to be addressed. They can have a septorhinoplasty.

Whatever may be the case, it’s up to you to decide whether or not you should have a nose job. 

What Is The Procedure For A Nose Job For Men?

Before your nose surgery, your surgeon will have an in-depth face-to-face consultation with you to understand your goals and expectations. 

Your surgeon will try their best to understand your concerns before the operation. 

On your end, you can help the surgeon by showing them a reference picture. You can take a look at our before and after nose jobs gallery for that. 

Keep in mind that a nose job can change your: 

  • Nostrils
  • Bridge
  • Dorsum
  • Septum
  • Tip

It can also widen and lengthen your nose by altering the bone and cartilage. 

Once everything’s clear, you’ll head for the surgery, where you’ll be given general anaesthesia. So, you’ll be completely unconscious and won’t feel any pain. 

After it takes effect, your surgeon will make incisions inside your nose (closed rhinoplasty) or between the nostrils (open rhinoplasty). The chosen technique depends on the patient’s case. 

Nose job techniques
Rhinoplasty Surgery Techniques

Depending on which areas need to be addressed, the surgeon may do dorsal hump reduction, tip plasty (for nose tip) or osteotomy (cutting and reshaping of bones), etc. of the nose. 

Once it’s done, your surgeon will close your skin back, and a cast will be fitted on your nose. 

What Is The Eligibility Criteria For A Nose Job For A Man?

A suitable candidate for a male nose job should be in good health and shouldn’t smoke. 

Moreover, as mentioned above, if the surgery is for cosmetic reasons, it’s better to wait till your nose has completely grown and developed. And most importantly, you need to have realistic expectations. 

If a patient has body dysmorphic disorder or BDD (which affects men and women equally) or any other psychiatric disorder, the surgeon will not perform a nose job. BDD patients also tend to not be satisfied with the final results.  

What’s The Difference Between A Man & Woman’s Nose Job?

Men and women have different treatment goals when it comes to nose surgery. Usually, men want to straighten their dorsum, broaden the tip (if it’s not already bulbous) and fix a ptotic (drooping) tip while keeping it masculine.

Male nose job before and after
Our patient had rhinoplasty for a slight dorsal hump and a ptotic (droopy) nose tip

However, women prefer a straight or gently sloped dorsum with a smaller pointed tip. They also want their nose to be smaller. 

It should be noted that the internal and external structures of a male and female nose are also different. For instance, men tend to have larger noses, wider nasal bones, and thicker cartilage than women. Their nose skin also tends to be thicker.  

Regardless, it’s important not to overdo any of the nasal structures. Because it can make the nose too small, narrow, and/or under-projected, and male patients are likely to be less satisfied.

Are There Any Risks?

A nose job is a surgical procedure, so it comes with certain risks, such as: 

  • Breathing difficulties due to scarring 
  • Infection 
  • Changes in skin colour, texture and sensation 
  • Septal perforation 

You may also end up needing revision surgery. Choosing the right, experienced surgeon decreases the complication risks.

How Much Is A Nose Job For Men?

You shouldn’t be charged differently for nose surgery based on your gender. In the UK, a nose surgery for men should also cost £5,000 on average. In the US, it’s about $5,000. 

The price usually varies depending on the surgical technique, the location of the clinic and the experience of the surgeon. 

If you are, however, looking to save costs, you can consider medical tourism. The cost of a nose job in Turkey for men (and women) is usually around £1,800.  

Longevita Offers Cheap Nose Jobs For Men In Turkey, Get In Touch Today To Start Your Journey

Longevita’s expert surgeons offer the best men’s nose jobs in Turkey. Having a diverse portfolio with years of experience, you can trust them to meet your needs and expectations. 

They have a deep understanding of the anatomical differences between male and female noses, ensuring that your nose retains its gender identity. And by getting your nose job in Turkey, you can save more than 50% on UK costs for the same service. 

So, if you have any more questions about this procedure, don’t hesitate to book your free consultation with our experts. 

Reviewed and approved by Prof Dr Fuat Yuksel

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