Male Rhinoplasty – Nose Surgery in Sydney NSW
Many men are self-conscious about the size or shape of their nose and feel that their nose does not match the rest of their face. Male Rhinoplasty can help you with that.
Since it is the most prominent element of your face, it’s understandable that your nose plays a pivotal role in your appearance. It could be that your nose is too big or small, crooked or just needs reconstruction due to having a broken nose that didn’t heal properly.
Dr Scott Turner is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Nose Surgery expert in Sydney NSW. He has a special interest in Rhinoplasty and has considerable experience.
The first step to getting a male rhinoplasty is to meet Dr Scott Turner for a private consultation. Our Vectra 3D imaging technology will be explained to you, and it will capture images of your “before” and potential “after” photos so that Dr Turner can give you a glimpse of what your nose can look like after the nose job procedure.
The procedure reshapes and repairs the nasal structure and can be combined with septoplasty. By combining the two treatments we can improve the appearance of the nose and correct any structural problems that might be related to breathing problems.
About Male Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty or commonly known as a nose job is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can change the appearance of your nose by sculpting its various components like the nasal bones, the cartilage, and skin. It can help to reshape your nose to complement your facial features and achieve symmetry. It can also be used to correct any structural defects in the nose to improve breathing. Apart from this, it can also be used to:
- Remove a hump or depression on the bridge of the nose
- Reshape the tip
- Narrow the nose to match your face
- Addressing the nostrils
- Increasing or decreasing the size of the nose
- Correcting deviated septum
Benefits of a Male Rhinoplasty
- Improves your overall facial aesthetic
- Helps you achieve face symmetry
- Can increase or decrease the size of the nose
- Reshape or reduce individual parts of the nose
- Can correct problems caused due to a deviated septum
- Can straighten a crooked or broken nose
- Improves breathing
Am I a suitable candidate for a Male Rhinoplasty?
You may be a suitable candidate for Rhinoplasty if:
- You are concerned about the look of your nose
- Your nasal bridge is either too high or low
- You have a female-like nose
- Your nose has a large, red, and bumpy appearance
- Your nose is crooked due to some reason
- You are experiencing breathing problem due to the anatomy of your nose
- You are over 16 years of age and your facial features have developed completely
- You are in a good state of health and do not smoke
Male Rhinoplasty Procedure
Male rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia and can take anywhere from three to four hours to complete. There are different types of male rhinoplasty that include:
Reduction rhinoplasty is used to reduce the size of a large nose, which dominates the facial profile. It is one of the most commonly requested procedures among men.
You should be aware that just undergoing this procedure will not provide you with a great result. You should always consider your chin projection before undergoing this procedure. If your chin projection is small, your face will be dominated even by a small or an average-sized nose. In such cases, it may be best to augment the chin and perform minimal or no reduction to the nose.
In a tip rhinoplasty, modifications are performed on only the nasal tip and nostrils. This procedure is preferred by men whose nasal tip is bulbous or boxy, projecting, wide, over-rotated, or under-rotated. It can be performed using suture techniques, cartilage grafting, and cartilage resection. These three techniques are used in combination to achieve the desired outcome.
The method to be used is determined by several factors, such as:
- Condition of the cartilage
- Level of deformity
- The thickness of the skin
- The appearance of the nose in context with the face
This rhinoplasty is common in males belonging to ethnic groups who have softer cartilage on the nose and a less defined nasal bridge. Such a problem is corrected by increasing the projection of the bridge and the tip of the nose. This procedure is regularly performed with alar reduction, a procedure to reduce the width of nostrils, giving you a greatly refined nasal projection.
Artificial materials or cartilages taken from other body parts are used to support the tip and augment the bridge. Artificial implants used for augmentation are common and can be implanted in a relatively simpler procedure but it carries higher risks of infection and failure that often require revision surgery. Therefore, autologous cartilages are most commonly used as they show long-term stability.
A Botched Nose Job can be caused by a Surgical error, problems during recovery, or subsequent injuries to the nose after the initial procedure. This may alter the result of your primary rhinoplasty. In such cases, a secondary or revision rhinoplasty can be performed.
This procedure requires a formal open rhinoplasty technique that is more complex than the original procedure and is usually associated with a longer period of rehabilitation postoperatively. Grafts like cartilage that is extracted from the inner nose or other body parts like the ribs are often used in this type of procedure.
Open Vs Closed Male Rhinoplasty
Two techniques can be used for rhinoplasty Surgery:
- Open rhinoplasty: In this technique, a small incision is made in the vertical strip of the nose tip thus allowing increased access making it possible to have an extensive reshaping of your nose.
- Closed rhinoplasty: In this technique, a small incision is made inside the nostrils and is best for men looking to have minor changes in their noses.
Your Male Rhinoplasty Journey with Dr Turner
1. Your Consultation
Consultation forms the first part of your rhinoplasty journey. During the consultation, you’ll be able to discuss your expectations from the surgery. It would be helpful if you are honest about your expectations from the surgeon as this can help you get your desired outcome. Your surgeon will ask for a detailed medical history from you and will evaluate your current health status. You are expected to avoid smoking four weeks before the surgery and also stop taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs which may increase the chances of bleeding.
Your surgeon will thoroughly discuss the various techniques and options available for your male rhinoplasty surgery. Photographs of your face will be taken after examining and measuring your face to recommend to you the best course of treatment available. Any potential risks or complications from the surgery will be discussed with you in detail.
2. Rhinoplasty Procedure
Male rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia and can take anywhere from three to four hours to complete. Depending on your requirement and the suggestion of your surgeon, reduction rhinoplasty, augmentation rhinoplasty, tip rhinoplasty, or revision rhinoplasty is performed either alone or in combination to get the desired result.
Rhinoplasty can be performed using two techniques: open procedure and closed procedure. In the closed procedure, incisions are hidden inside the nose whereas, in an open procedure, an incision is made across the columella which is the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. The skin covering the nasal bones and cartilages is then gently raised through these incisions allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.
If a small amount of cartilage needs to be added to reshape the nose, it can be taken from deep inside your nose or your ear. For bigger changes, cartilage from your rib or bone from other parts of your body will be used. If the wall between the two sides of the nose i.e. the septum is deviated, it can also be corrected by reducing the projections inside the nose to improve breathing.
After the required changes are made, the nose’s skin and tissue will be placed back and stitches will be applied on the incisions in your nose. Additional incisions will be placed in the natural creases of the nostrils in order to alter their size.
Recovery can take anywhere from a week to two depending on the severity of the treatment and you’ll start noticing the changes over time as the nasal contour will take time to refine fully. Initial swelling can last for up to a week but can occur sparingly over the year.
You will require someone to drive you home from the hospital where your surgery will be performed and might need to take leave from work for a week or more. It is recommended that you avoid the following activities for a few weeks post-surgery:
- Strenuous physical activities and running
- Blowing your nose
- Excessive chewing
- Any facial expressions that require lots of movement
- Pulling clothing over your head
- Resting eyeglasses on your nose
- Vigorous tooth brushing
A plastic or metal splint will be placed on your nose that will help your nose retain its new shape while it heals and nasal packs or splints may also be placed inside your nostrils to stabilize your septum. Splints and dressings will be kept for up to a week after surgery.
In case of a minor correction surgery, you will be monitored for at least a few hours after surgery and will be allowed to leave later that day. However, if the broken nose surgery is a complicated one, you might have to stay in the hospital for a few days.
You should expect it to take about a year before the final result can materialize. The tip of the nose commonly feels numb after surgery and will recover as soon as the nerves of the skin regenerate.
Does a male nose job hurt?
- The procedure itself won’t hurt as you’ll be under general anesthesia. Right after the surgery, you will experience mild pain, swelling, and discomfort around the nose.
How long is a male nose job recovery?
- Complete recovery from a male nose surgery takes about two weeks, but there will still be some swelling up to a year.
Risks of a Male Rhinoplasty
You will be thoroughly briefed about the possible complications before undergoing surgery to ensure that you fully understand the potential risks associated with a male rhinoplasty. Possible risks include but are not limited just to:
- Change in skin sensation around the nose
- Difficulty while breathing
- Possibility of infection in the incision site
- Perforation of the nasal septum
- Poor wound healing or scarring
- May require a revision surgery
- Discoloration of the skin
- Unsatisfactory result
Male Rhinoplasty Sydney Cost & Prices – How much is Male Rhinoplasty in Sydney?
All Surgery is customised for you and Dr Turner’s team will give you a package price for your surgery that will depend on the exact type of procedure you require, the hospital you choose and the length of your surgery & stay. It will include aftercare, follow-up and extra post-op services that you need.
After your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote. This will include the Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and hospital fees.
Funding your Male Rhinoplasty
We can also provide information on a Male Rhinoplasty Payment Plan and medical finance, different methods of payment and whether a funding by Medicare rebate or Private Health Insurance subsidy would apply.
You may also be able to get funding from early release of your Super Fund.
Male Rhinoplasty FAQs
Does a male nose job change your whole face?
- Your nose is a focal point of your face and plays an important role in maintaining facial balance. Through a male rhinoplasty, you can change the shape, size, and symmetry of your nose according to your specifications. Such changes to your nose may create a ripple effect that may change the harmony of your face with your nose.
What is the ideal male nose?
- The ideal male nose will differ according to the preferences of the person. But most commonly, noses that are well defined, strong, and that are straight are considered as an ideal male nose.
What makes a nose masculine?
- Some people believe that having a slight hump in their nose makes a nose more masculine.
Will a male nose job make me more attractive?
- Yes, a male nose job will make you more attractive as it will significantly improve your facial harmony.
Is it weird for a guy to get a nose job?
- No, it is not weird to get a nose job as a guy as facial attractiveness is equally important to a man as it is to a woman. Gender plays no role in deciding whether or not anyone should get plastic surgeries.
Does a male nose job last forever?
- Yes, results from a male nose job can last forever if it is done perfectly and you follow all the post-operative care instructions thoroughly and if you do not experience any physical injury to the nose.
What is a Greek nose?
- A Greek nose is a perfectly straight nose that has very narrow nostrils.
What does bulbous nose mean?
- A bulbous nose is a rare skin disorder that is characterized by a large, red, bumpy nose. It is medically known as rhinophyma.
At what age can you get a male rhinoplasty?
- You should be over 16 years of age and your nose must have developed completely before you consider getting a rhinoplasty.
Does health insurance cover a nose job?
- Most insurance companies do not cover surgery done for purely cosmetic reasons without any medical indications., If your surgery is conducted for a medical reason (such as breathing problems) medicare and your insurance company may cover you in part for the surgery depending on your insurance.
Medical References & Further Reading
- Rhinoplasty Surgery Sydney & Newcastle | Nose Job | Dr Turner
- Male Rhinoplasty Sydney | Nose Job for Men | Dr Turner
- Rhinoplasty | American Society of Plastic Surgeons (plasticsurgery.org)
- Male Rhinoplasty in Melbourne – Nose Job for Men – Coco Ruby PS (cocorubyplasticsurgery.com.au)
- Benefits of Male Nose Surgery – Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery
Why should one gender only enjoy all the positives of modern plastic surgery procedures?
Dr Scott Turner MBBS(Hon), BSc, MS, FRACS(Plast)
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- Enquire to find out more about your surgery
- Please read our website to learn more about your intended procedure
Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Turner?
- A GP Referral is required to Consult with Dr Turner (under new AHPRA Regulations)
- Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
- Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Medical Referral
Making The Most Of Your Consultation
- Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation
- You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
- Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
- Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided
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How to Book Your Consultation
- You can book your initial consultation by paying the $350 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment
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