Nose Surgery & Reshaping For Men

A highly popular cosmetic procedure with men, Nose Surgery, commonly known as Rhinoplasty is a procedure which reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing its size, removing a hump, or changing the shape of the top or bridge.

Nose Surgery & Reshaping For Men

Nose Surgery For Men

A highly popular cosmetic procedure with men, Nose Surgery, commonly known as Rhinoplasty is a procedure which reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing its size, removing a hump, or changing the shape of the top or bridge.

At Linia Cosmetic, we also use non-invasive, quick recovery methods of nose reshaping for men if suitable. You can discuss this with our consultant during your appointment

It can also be used to correct breathing issues and to help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnoea.

As a central, prominent feature on the face any deformity in size, shape or position of the nose can have real effects on self-esteem and confidence. Irregularities can be genetic or be the result of an accident or sporting injury.

Rhinoplasty can dramatically improve the look of your nose and the overall symmetry of your face, and also its function.

Men who have had this procedure with us report they are more confident in their professional lives and happier to participate in more social activities.

How Does The Male Rhinoplasty Procedure Work?

The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthetic, although it can be performed under heavy or “twilight” sedation which reduces recovery time.

Generally the surgeon will work from the inside of the nose; the skin and external area is not touched from the outside which means there are no visible scars. In open Rhinoplasty a tiny scar is made outside.

Rhinoplasty may involve your surgeon working on the following parts of your nose to achieve the necessary results:

side profile man after nose reshaping

  • The dorsum/bridge – by removing some cartilage and bone, they can reduce your hump. They may also need to break your nose to join the parts of your bones that are left, producing a nose with a more narrow profile.
  • The tip – the surgeon may reshape or reduce the cartilage in the tip of your nose directly through your nostril or alternatively via a small incision in the columella, the area between the nostrils. This is normally done during open rhinoplasty.
  • The length – by reducing the septum, or central part of your nose, the surgeon can reduce the length of your nose and more specifically, the tip. It may also involve adjustments being made to the cartilage in your tip.
  • The Width – in order to give you a narrower-looking nose, the surgeon may need to break and then reposition the side nasal bones.

Normal procedures the surgeon performing an augmentation rhinoplasty may have to perform includes:

  • Altering your septum, also known as a septorhinoplasty – If you suffer from breathing difficulties or have experienced an injury to your nose, the surgeon may improve or straighten how your nose looks. As well as being carried out as part of your rhinoplasty, a septorhinoplasty may also be carried out separately.
  • Increase the size of the tip or bridge of your nose – the surgeon can use an implant, cartilage or bone to increase the contours of a flat tip or bridge. The cartilage or bone used is normally taken from either your septum or nasal bone if possible, but can also be taken from your ear, hip or even rib.

The actual technique used will depend on the type of reshaping to be done, and your surgeon will discuss this with you at your consultation.

Each rhinoplasty procedure is tailored to your own needs and therefore, no two are the same.

man prepares for rhinoplasty

How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Rhinoplasty or Nose Reshaping?

Nose reshaping can be performed on a day case if non-invasive methods aren’t used.

For a rhinoplasty, depending on the extent of the surgery, recovery will generally involve a hospital stay of at least one to two nights.

Your nose will be dressed and given a splint secured with tape to ensure it sets back into the right position. Unless there are any further complications, your splint will then be removed between 7 to 10 days after your surgery.

It is common to experience some discomfort and pain after this procedure, but painkillers will be adequate for dealing with it. If you have any difficulties breathing while recovering, you can be prescribed nasal drops or a nasal spray to help.

However, within 3 weeks you should be able to breathe normally through your nose and blow your nose without issue.

Many patients suffer adverse effects to their sense of smell. Again, this will dissipate within a few weeks.

You need to keep in mind that if your rhinoplasty involved extensive work on your nasal bones, it could take them as much as 3 months to heal properly.

In that time, you will be able to go about your daily life as normal, but will need to take care to avoid any injuries being caused to your nose.

Nose Surgery / Reshaping Before and Afters

nose reshaping before and after

You can see our entire nose reshaping before and after gallery HERE


* Every patient is a unique individual and every surgery has unique aspects. Therefore, results may vary. To read our full disclaimer please click here.

Will my consultation be with a surgeon?

All consultations take place with a surgeon. We believe that only a surgeon can help and advise you on the best procedure to achieve the results you would like.

Are your consultations free?

All of our consultations are free with no obligation. You will be provided with advice and information relevant to achieve the results you desire.

What will happen after the Rhinoplasty surgery?

Your surgeon will see you when you have recovered to check that all is well, and you will usually be discharged the same day. You’ll be given medication and post-operative instructions along with appropriate telephone numbers in case you need to contact us at any time. Cold compresses should be applied regularly for the first couple of days to reduce swelling.

Week 1-2

You will be fully mobile but may still experience some minor discomfort which you can control with prescribed painkillers. Bruising and swelling around the eyes will diminish and is usually almost gone after two weeks, and, importantly, you will look “normal” to other people. During this time you will also receive a post-operative check with your surgeon.

It’s worth anticipating your own reaction to the first sight of yourself and your new nose. To start with you will look rather strange in the mirror and not quite “you”. Remember that it takes a few days for your mind’s eye to adjust itself to your new appearance and to recognise it as “you”. You should not worry about any minor problems of shape immediately after the operation: it takes around 12 months for your nose to settle and for swelling to subside completely.

Weeks 8-10

Your surgeon will see you again, usually 8-10 weeks after the procedure for a full post-operative consultation.

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