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Rhinoplasty in men

Nose surgery for men

Rhinoplasty has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. In Spain, between 18,000 and 22,000 rhinoplasties are performed every year. It has become a solution not only for women. Now, increasingly, men are also interested in improving the appearance of their nose through rhinoplasty.

To correct respiratory problems or simply for aesthetic reasons. There are many reasons why men decide to undergo rhinoplasty and, in this article, you will discover all the considerations, advice and expected results.

Why do men opt for rhinoplasty?

Alongside liposuction and gynaecomastia, rhinoplasty has gained popularity among men. Cosmetic surgery is no longer just for women, as the percentage of cosmetic operations for men has increased by 4.4 points compared to the previous year. But what are the reasons why rhinoplasty has been gaining ground over other treatments?

Improving facial appearance

The nose plays an important role in a person’s facial appearance. It can affect our proportions. This is why many men choose to have rhinoplasty to achieve facial balance and feel more attractive.

This procedure will help you achieve the facial harmony you desire and correct those imperfections and disproportions you don’t like.

Correct deformities or injuries

The famous nasal hump or deviated septum are some of the deformities that most cause respiratory problems. Whether due to injury or congenital, men decide to undergo rhinoplasty to improve not only their physical appearance but also their respiratory function.

Rhinoplasty is not simply a cosmetic solution. It also helps patients to improve their quality of life.

Increasing confidence

Another reason men have rhinoplasty is to improve their confidence and self-esteem. Why? The nose is one of the most visible parts of our face, and if we don’t like something about it, it is very likely to cause us self-esteem problems.

Therefore, using such interventions helps them to cope better with various aspects of their personal and professional lives.

What is the rhinoplasty process like for men?

As with any cosmetic surgery, there is a process involved in getting to the final result. Rhinoplasty for men follows similar steps to those for women:

Initial consultation

The first step is to make an appointment with your specialist plastic surgeon. The patient will then explain the needs and purpose of the operation. The doctor will examine your overall health and determine if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty.

Surgical planning

After this first visit, and having successfully passed the tests performed by the doctor, the patient’s personalised surgical plan will be discussed.

There, the techniques to be used and the procedure will be explained in detail. It is also the perfect time to resolve all your doubts and worries.

Surgical procedure

First, the surgeon will administer general or local anaesthesia, depending on the patient. He will then make small incisions in the nose and reshape the cartilage and bone according to the needs discussed above.

Depending on the previously agreed plan, different techniques will be performed: reduction of the size of the nose, tip correction or improvement of the breathing function.

Recovery and aftercare

After surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room where you will be closely monitored as you wake up from anaesthesia. You may experience some discomfort, swelling and bruising in the nasal area, but you will be prescribed medication to relieve pain and reduce swelling.

After the operation, patients need to wear nasal packing for the first 48 hours. In approximately 7 days, the plaster cast is removed and they can return to their normal routine.

Results: Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos for Men

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Rhinoplasty Information for Men

  • Surgical time: 2 hours
  • Anaesthesia: General
  • Hospitalisation: 1 night
  • Recovery: 9 to 12 days
  • Results: Immediate


Recovery time for rhinoplasty can vary from patient to patient. However, a recovery period of weeks or months is usually needed for complete healing. But, the patient will be able to lead a normal life after a couple of weeks.

On the one hand, it is recommended to wait until facial growth is complete before performing rhinoplasty. This usually occurs around the ages of 17 and 18 in males. On the other hand, there is no maximum age for rhinoplasty, as long as the patient is in good health and can tolerate the surgery.

In a closed operation, the incisions are made inside the nostrils, which means that there are no visible external incisions. However, in an open operation, the surgeon will make the incisions in inconspicuous areas so that the external scar blends naturally with the folds of the nose and is very discreet.

In most cases, rhinoplasty improves respiratory function by correcting structural deformities that can obstruct the airway. However, it is important to discuss any concerns about breathing with the plastic surgeon during the initial consultation.

During the first few months, the swelling and bruising will gradually decrease. Nasal splints or compression bandages may be recommended to help maintain the shape of the nose and control swelling.

As time passes, most of the swelling should be gone, and the internal and external tissues of the nose will stabilise. Most patients achieve final results within a year.