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Rhinoplasty for Men

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What is a Male Rhinoplasty?

A male Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure which reshapes and reconstructs the nose to achieve enhanced aesthetic proportions. Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure with men who are concerned that their nose does not fit with the proportions of their face.

Rhinoplasty can also address functional concerns either caused by injury or genetics, treating breathing issues such as sleep apnea or snoring. These surgeries may involve techniques such as Septoplasty (correcting the septum, the cartilage which separates the nose in two) or Submucosal Resection ('SM Resection') to relieve airway blockages.

Our consultant surgeons specialise in undertaking London male rhinoplasty surgery resulting in a natural and flattering result. As the nose is the central focus of the face, it has a significant impact on your overall appearance. Any concerns you may have surrounding your nose can be addressed effectively with a Rhinoplasty procedure.

The proportion of all rhinoplasties for male patients at the Cadogan Clinic rose from 15% to 25% from 2019 to 2013. showcasing the huge increase in demand for this procedure. It remains the most popular male cosmetic surgery in the UK, according to BAAPS.
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Rhinoplasty for Men At a glance

Surgery Time

1 - 3 hours

Time off work

2 weeks

Hospital Stay

Day Case


After 1 day

Reasonable Mobility

After 2 days


After 6 weeks

Sexual Activity

4 weeks

Sleeping on back

4 weeks

Full Recovery

6 - 8 weeks


2 weeks

Why do men have Rhinoplasty?

Why do people have it & Who is suittable

Many men are self-conscious about the size and shape of their noses, either due to injury or genetics.

As well as addressing cosmetic concerns, Rhinoplasty also treats various medical concerns, breathing difficulties and conditions such as sleep apnea. Although there are non-surgical options which will temporarily address the nose’s appearance, surgical Rhinoplasty is the only permanent solution for both aesthetic and functional concerns.

Rhinoplasty procedures result in an improved appearance of the nose as well as increased physical and emotional comfort for the patient. 

Who is suitable for a male nose job?

During your consultation at Cadogan Clinic, our expert consultant surgeons will examine your nose and discuss your concerns to decide whether you are suitable for a nose job for men.

Your surgeon will examine your nose to assess your concerns and make sure it is fully developed and safe to be operated on. They will discuss your expectations of surgery to ensure you understand the specific benefits and results that are possible for you. They will also assess our general physical and mental wellbeing to make sure you are fit and well for a general anaesthetic procedure.

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The cost of a Rhinoplasty for Men

To get more information on our male rhinoplasty price, please contact our dedicated Surgical Patient Advisors on 0207 901 8500 or complete the online form opposite.

We offer a range of payment options, including finance packages starting at 0% interest.

Cadogan Clinic has collaborated with Chrysalis Finance to offer a variety of payment choices for our patients including:
12 months 0% Interest-free - APR
24 - 60 months at 14.9% APR
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Included in this treatment

Up to two 60 minute consultations with a leading specialist plastic surgeon at our award-winning premises in Chelsea

Your procedure carried out at London’s leading specialist cosmetic surgery centre of excellence

24/7 on call nurse assistance

Dedicated Patient Co-ordinator, as a personal point of contact through your journey with Cadogan

A pre-operative medical assessment to ensure you are fit for surgery

Comprehensive post-operative aftercare courtesy of our specialist cosmetic nurses

What is involved in Rhinoplasty for Men?

The nose is made up of two sections. The upper third of the nose is composed of bone, while the lower two-thirds are flexible cartilage. A layer of cartilage covered with a protective membrane, known as the septum, lies between the two airways. The septum serves as a crucial support, preventing the collapse of the nose.

There are a number of techniques available when considering Rhinoplasty, and your surgeon will explain the best option for you in your consultation. This will be based on your individual concerns and your desired results.

The process for rhinoplasty for men will differ from a women's surgery. This is because we adhere to the natural masculine bone structure and facial balance you will innately have, but also will endeavour to keep this masculine appearance during the procedure. This ensures your results look as natural as possible, and compliment your face.

An Open Rhinoplasty involves an incision being made across the central section of the nose, extending up and around the rim of the nostrils, so the skin can be gently peeled back. This allows your surgeon to easily reshape and reconstruct the nasal cartilage fully. Open Rhinoplasty is most suited to complex, challenging cases but is also the preferred technique for some surgeons.

Closed Rhinoplasty is performed through the lining found inside the nose and doesn’t involve peeling the skin back. As this technique does not provide a direct view of the nasal skeleton, it has more limited uses.

Septo-Rhinoplasty is a technique aimed at improving functional concerns focused on breathing. The septum is the cartilage and bone which separates the nostrils inside the nose. Your surgeon will make an incision in the lining the inside of your nose before lifting it off the bone and cartilage. Any misaligned or misshapen portions are manipulated resulting in clear breathing. This procedure can also enhance the appearance of the nose, addressing cosmetic concerns.

Rhino-tip surgery alters the shape of the nose by modifying the underlying cartilage structure focusing on the tip. Adjustments are carried out from inside the nose to minimise visible scarring. Your surgeon creates a refined and lifted nasal tip addressing concerns such as a prominent tip, a crooked tip, flared nostrils, or a hooked tip.

People from certain ethnic backgrounds typically have flatter noses with wider nostrils, which require a different approach to Caucasian Rhinoplasty. This can involve raising the bridge line using donor cartilage. In each case, the additional tissue is shaped to achieve the desired final shape. To reduce the width of the nostrils, excess tissue can be removed. 

Our surgeons favour a natural approach, which flatters the face and address the patient’s concerns, without removing any natural features.

The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty uses dermal filler, injected into the nose to alter the shape of the nose without surgery. The filler typically lasts for up to 18 months and is not permanent. Some patients opt for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty to visualise the potential results of a surgical Rhinoplasty. Others choose to have regular top-up treatments to maintain their desired appearance.

How does Rhinoplasty differ between Men and Women

Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure for both men and women. In 2020, according to statistics from The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Rhinoplasty ranked as the most-performed aesthetic surgery among men in the UK.

The main difference between Rhinoplasty between men and women is the desired results. Men often look to emphasise and enhance the nose, resulting in a straighter angle and stronger definition. This approach aims to create a more chiselled appearance. Male Rhinoplasty can also address irregularities or crooked contours caused by previous trauma or sports-related injuries.

Female Rhinoplasty often pursues a softer, subtler transformation of the nose. This typically involves a slightly upturned nasal tip and the correction of a minor dorsal hump, which is the bony or cartilaginous prominence in the upper portion of the nose. Our experienced surgeons can also incorporate these characteristics into Male Rhinoplasty if that is the patient’s desired result. However, men are less inclined to seek a nose that is overly narrow with a pinched nasal tip.

As well as the differences in desired results there are also distinctions between the anatomy of male and female noses. Men typically have longer noses and thicker skin. This thicker skin can lead to a bulbous nose tip, appearing as a substantial mass or swelling on the lower portion of the nose, usually caused by Rosacea. Interestingly, this condition is more frequently observed in men, particularly in those aged between 50 and 70 years old.

Male Rhinoplasty is often combined with other procedures, such as Chin Augmentation to further enhance masculine facial traits.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty for Men

There are a huge number of benefits of Rhinoplasty surgery, both physical and mental. Your surgeon will explain the specific benefits for you in your one-to-one consultation.

Improved shape - One of the main reasons patients seek Rhinoplasty surgery is to enhance and improve the shape of their nose. This may include the main body of the nose, the tip, the nostrils or all sections of the nose. 

Enhanced facial proportions - As the nose is in the centre of the face, it can be very obvious when it is out of proportion. A Rhinoplasty can address this imbalance, bringing the shape and size of the nose back into proportion with the rest of the face.

Address functional concerns - As well as aesthetic concerns, a Rhinoplasty also addresses breathing difficulties, caused by genetics or injury. Surgical Rhinoplasty is the only permanent solution to breathing and functional issues.

Improve confidence and emotional wellbeing - Many men find that their confidence and happiness is improved following a Rhinoplasty. This is because they are less self-conscious about the appearance of their nose and may also feel less discomfort, depending on their original concerns.

As experienced male rhinoplasty London surgeons, we have helped countless patients find improved confidence and facial balance in their noses.

Rhinoplasty for Men Surgeons

We have invited a selection of the country's very best consultants to join us at the Cadogan Clinic so that you can be sure that whatever the nature of your treatment, you will be seeing one of the top practitioners in the country.

Rhinoplasty for Men Procedure

When you opt for a Male Rhinoplasty at Cadogan Clinic, what can you expect from your journey with us?

When you first contact us, you will speak with your dedicated surgical advisor. They will organise up to two face to face consultations at our award-winning Chelsea based clinic to discuss your surgery and the results you are looking for with one of our dedicated consultant surgeons. Consultations are usually between 30-60 minutes and your surgeon will take the time to explain the best Rhinoplasty technique for you and the individual results you can expect. We recommend writing down any questions you have for your surgeon before your consultation. This will allow you to feel prepared and get the most from your consultation.

After your consultation, your surgeon will send your surgical plan through to your patient advisor. If your surgeon has recommended Rhinoplasty for you, your advisor will explain the plan, pricing and offer available surgery dates to you. You will then have a two-week cooling off period to allow you to consider whether you wish to proceed with your nose job for men.

If you decide to proceed with your Rhinoplasty at Cadogan Clinic, you will next come to the clinic on the day of your procedure. In the run up to your surgery, you will be asked to prepare in the following way:

  • You will need to complete your pre-operative paperwork to allow your surgical team (surgeon, anaesthetist and nurses) to review all of your medical and psychological information and advise on any changes you need to make in the run up to your surgery.
  • If you smoke or vape, your surgeon will ask you to stop for six weeks before surgery can take place. This is vital to ensure your recovery is smooth and you heal fully and properly.
  • You will also be asked to cut down on drinking alcohol as excessive alcohol consumption can also impact the healing and recovery process.
  • In the week before your procedure, avoid taking any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin, and any herbal supplements as these can increase the risk of bleeding
  • You will need to organise a chaperone to come and collect you after the surgery. This should be a family member or friend who can either drive you or accompany you in a taxi and stay with you for the first night
  • In the 6 hours before you arrive at the clinic, you mustn’t eat any solid food or consume any juice or milk (including tea or coffee). You can have sips of clear liquids (water, or black tea and coffee) up to 2 hours before you arrive at the clinic.

On the day of your Rhinoplasty, you will be asked to arrive at the clinic an hour before your surgery is due to begin. You will speak with your surgeon, anaesthetist and the nurses to ask any final questions, before you are prepared for surgery with any marking the surgeon may need to do.

You will then be taken into theatre, where your anaesthetist will administer your general anaesthetic. All procedures at Cadogan Clinic are undertaken with TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia) which minimises post-operative sickness and nausea and allows for a faster initial recovery.

Your surgeon will then complete your Rhinoplasty, using the technique they have recommended for you in your consultation. After the procedure is finished, you will be taken to our recovery ward, where you will wake up from the anaesthetic and a nurse will check your vital health signs. Once you are awake and comfortable, you will be taken into our ambulatory ward where you will have something to eat and drink and a nurse will talk you through any medication you need to take during your Rhinoplasty recovery. When you are ready, the nurses will ask your chaperone to come and collect you and you will be discharged.

The first few days following your Rhinoplasty may be slightly uncomfortable and you may experience some pain. Your surgical team will have prescribed any medications you may need to help to control this and keep you comfortable. You will be up and moving within a day and able to bathe normally in three days.

Many patients describe the feeling of having a blocked nose following Rhinoplasty surgery. This is due to your wounds healing inside your nose, and also any splints that your surgeon may have used to support your nose during recovery. 

One week after your nose job for men, you will have an in-person appointment with our nurses where they remove your splints, cast and any sutures. They will provide any advice you need on dressings and will be able to answer any questions you may have about your recovery.

Six weeks after your procedure you will meet with your surgeon so they can check your recovery and discuss your results to make sure you are satisfied. They will also show you a comparison of your nose job before and after photos. After this point, if you have any questions or concerns, you will still be able to contact the team and speak with one of our specialist nurses.

The Patient Journey. A breakdown of what you can expect on your journey with us

We are deeply invested in ensuring that every step of your surgical journey with us is as informative and reassuring to you as it can be. This article outlines what you can expect at each stage of the journey

The Patient Journey

Frequently Asked Questions

Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a nose job, is a surgical procedure specifically designed to address both aesthetic and functional concerns related to a wide range of nose shapes.

Nose shapes are unique to each individual, and rhinoplasty can effectively address various concerns associated with different nose shapes, which may include:

  • Large noses, oversized nose tips, or nostrils
  • Long noses, extended nose tips, or nostrils
  • Asymmetrical noses, uneven nose tips, or nostrils
  • Noses with prominent bridges or noticeable bumps
  • Correcting deviated septums

There are five types of nose operations that we offer at the Cadogan Clinic.

  • Closed Rhinoplasty.
  • Open Rhinoplasty.
  • Septo-Rhinoplasty.
  • Rhino-tip Surgery.
  • Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty is performed with the patient comfortably sedated under total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA). Depending on your specific requirements and aesthetic goals, the surgeon may undertake any of the following techniques:

  • Nose Reduction: This technique involves making the nose smaller by carefully removing portions of cartilage and bone. This process often includes delicately reshaping the bridge of the nose through rasping and precisely adjusting the nasal bones where they connect with the facial structure. It's important to note that the skin covering the nostrils tends to have less flexibility for contraction compared to the rest of the nose. In some cases, there may be a need to reduce the base of the nostrils or adjust the nasal floor by skillfully removing a small wedge of tissue.
  • Nose Reshaping: This approach focuses on altering the overall shape of the nose by reconfiguring or augmenting the underlying cartilaginous and bony framework. The surgeon employs their expertise to create the desired contour and aesthetics.
  • Nose Proportions: Rhinoplasty can also involve adjusting the angle between the nose and the upper lip, refining the overall facial balance and harmony.

These procedures are conducted with meticulous precision and an artistic touch to achieve the desired results while preserving both form and function. Your surgeon will work closely with you to determine the most suitable approach based on your unique goals and facial anatomy.

At the Cadogan Clinic, the starting price for a rhinoplasty procedure is £6,900.

It's essential to note that all costs provided online serve as guide prices and are subject to confirmation after your in-person consultation. The intricacy of the procedure needed and the specific technique employed can significantly influence the final rhinoplasty cost. Additionally, variations in individual facial anatomy also contribute to the personalised nature of the pricing.

In the United Kingdom, medical procedures, including rhinoplasty, are not subject to Value Added Tax (VAT). Our dedicated team will work closely with you to provide a comprehensive understanding of the costs associated with your unique rhinoplasty journey during your consultation.

During your initial rhinoplasty consultation, your surgeon will provide essential pre-operative guidance to ensure a successful and smooth surgical experience. This guidance includes:

Maintaining a well-balanced diet is important. Eating nutritious foods can support your overall health and facilitate the healing process. It's advisable to prioritise a healthy diet in the lead-up to your surgery.

If you are a smoker, it's highly recommended to quit smoking. Smoking can have adverse effects on the healing process and increase the risk of complications. It's best to cease smoking well in advance of your surgery.

Limit or avoid alcohol consumption in the days leading up to your rhinoplasty. Alcohol can impact your body's ability to heal and may interact with anaesthesia.

Refrain from taking aspirin and blood-thinning medications in the days leading up to your surgery. Your surgeon will provide specific guidelines regarding medication adjustments.

On the day of your surgery, you should refrain from eating any food for a minimum of 6 hours before the operation. For liquids, avoid drinking water for at least 2 hours before your surgery. Arnica tablets can be considered to help minimise post-operative bruising following your rhinoplasty.

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, your consultation provides an excellent opportunity to discuss them with your surgeon.

Contrary to popular expectations, rhinoplasty is associated with minimal pain following the surgery. Although you may experience some discomfort in the immediate aftermath of the procedure, it's important to note that any pain levels are generally quite low. 

You might also encounter common symptoms such as a temporarily blocked nose, which are typical during the early stages of recovery.

Upon your arrival at our clinic for your surgery, our warm and welcoming nurses will guide you downstairs to begin your pre-operative preparations. Here, you will have the opportunity to meet with the anaesthetist, ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout the procedure. You will also have a final discussion with your surgeon at this stage, allowing them to fully understand your specific preferences and requirements.

Following the surgery, you will enter our dedicated recovery room. After a few hours, when you have comfortably enjoyed a meal and are ready, your surgeon will provide you with post-operative guidance. You can arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up and take you home safely. Before you depart from the clinic, our attentive nursing staff will ensure that you have everything you need, including scheduling a post-operative appointment. 

Rhinoplasty is one of the most sought-after treatments at Cadogan Clinic. Like any surgical procedure involving general anaesthesia, there are inherent risks associated with nose reshaping. Your surgeon will provide a comprehensive explanation of the rhinoplasty process, discuss potential risks, and address any specific concerns you may have.

Some of the possible risks associated with rhinoplasty include:

  • Anaesthesia risks, as with any surgery there are risks with using anaesthesia.
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing or scarring
  • Change in skin sensation; possible numbness or pain
  • Nasal septal perforation (a hole in the nasal septum). However, keep in mind that this is very rare. 
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unsatisfactory nasal appearance
  • Skin discolouration and swelling
  • Possibility of revisional surgery

To minimise risks, it's crucial to diligently follow the aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon. It's worth noting that many of these risks are rare.

In the realm of cosmetic surgery, it's essential for the surgeon not only to understand your desired outcome but also to ensure that the proposed result aligns with your satisfaction and psychological well-being.

For our rhinoplasty patients, we typically recommend taking at least one week off from work. During this period, you will be wearing a splint, which may be in place for up to ten days. However, it's important to note that working from home is entirely feasible and encouraged during this time.

You may experience some mild bleeding from the nostrils, especially overnight or for a bit longer if specific treatments were performed on the septum or turbinates. Expect some temporary swelling and bruising below the eyes, particularly if the nasal bones are fractured. This is a normal part of the healing process and typically subsides within the ten-day timeframe.

As part of your recovery, we advise avoiding strenuous exercise for a minimum of two weeks following the surgery. This precaution helps ensure a smooth and successful healing process, allowing your body to recover comfortably and effectively.

The choice of sutures or stitches during your rhinoplasty procedure is determined by the specific surgical technique employed and your surgeon's preferences. Some sutures are designed to be soluble, meaning they will gradually dissolve and be naturally absorbed by your body over time. Others may need to be removed by your surgeon after a prescribed period.

It is critically important to adhere to your surgeon's guidelines regarding suture care and removal. Keeping the surgical site clean and avoiding activities that could place stress on the sutures or trigger bleeding is crucial for a smooth and complication-free recovery process. Your surgeon will provide detailed instructions tailored to your specific case, ensuring the best possible outcome.

One crucial guideline is to avoid blowing your nose during the initial weeks after the procedure. Blowing your nose prematurely can lead to bleeding and place unnecessary strain on the surgical site. The timing for when it is safe to resume nose blowing will be provided by your surgeon, tailored to the specific surgical technique employed and your healing progress.

Exercising after a rhinoplasty procedure requires caution and adherence to your surgeon's recommendations. Your surgeon will guide you when it is safe to resume physical activity.

Vigorous exercises such as running, weightlifting, or engaging in contact sports should be avoided for a minimum of two to three weeks post-surgery. This extended rest period allows ample time for the surgical site to heal and for swelling to diminish.

To reintroduce exercise into your daily routine, consider activities like walking or gentle stretching. These exercises promote circulation and can expedite the healing process while minimising strain on the surgical area.

It is imperative to follow your surgeon's instructions diligently. If you have any questions or concerns about resuming physical activity, always consult with your surgeon before doing so.

The recovery process after rhinoplasty involves two aspects: the time it takes to resume full normal activities and the duration it takes for the nose to reach its final state. It's essential to note that there is a considerable difference in time between these two phases, and individual experiences may vary.

Many patients are pleasantly surprised to find that rhinoplasty is virtually painless. We employ Total IntraVenous Anaesthesia (TIVA), ensuring a rapid and comfortable awakening from the procedure, without postoperative nausea. You'll typically be ready to return home within an hour or two after surgery.

Expect some initial bleeding from the nostrils, which will be managed with a gauze dressing placed under the nose. The dressing will be changed as needed by the nurse during your hospital stay and later by yourself at home. Bleeding usually stops by the following morning, replaced by a clear ooze that may coagulate around the nostrils and internal sutures. Simply cleanse the exterior with tap water, as the inside is not a concern. At your one-week follow-up, the nurse will address any remaining issues, including the removal of skin sutures, as internal sutures dissolve naturally.

Some patients may experience bruising around the eyes, though it is not typically painful. Bruising appears quickly after surgery but also resolves quickly. By the tenth day, most remnants of bruising beneath the eyes should have faded.

In cases where nasal bones have been fractured, a plastic or plaster of Paris splint is usually placed over the nose. This splint is typically removed within six to 10 days, marking a significant moment in your recovery. However, it's important to note that at this stage, the nose will still be swollen and lack definition. Particularly, the tip may appear largely unchanged. The final shape of the nose will take approximately six to 12 months to fully settle. You will have a better sense of this when the skin feels normal, and any stiffness has dissipated. Patience is key during this period.

Post-surgery, you are not unwell but may have some visible signs of healing, such as minor bruising and the presence of a splint. While strenuous exercise should be avoided for a couple of weeks, you can typically resume most other activities. The splint is similar to what one might wear after a broken nose.

Seeing the potential outcomes of rhinoplasty can be reassuring. You can explore a selection of before and after images in our comprehensive Before and After Nose Job Gallery, accessible on this page.

During your consultation, your dedicated consultant will provide you with a more extensive collection of rhinoplasty before and after results that they have personally achieved. We believe that by examining these real-world examples of nose contouring and nose reduction procedures, you can gain a clearer understanding of what may be attainable for you and your unique goals.

Securing NHS coverage for rhinoplasty is a rarity, as this procedure is typically categorised as cosmetic surgery. In exceptional cases, NHS funding for rhinoplasty may be considered if it can be firmly established that the surgery is medically necessary, but such instances are exceedingly uncommon.

Before committing to your rhinoplasty journey, it is important to select a surgeon who possesses the experience and qualifications for this specialised procedure. An accomplished surgeon should be able to explain the surgery, including detailed insights into the procedure itself, the recovery period, and any potential risks or complications. They should also candidly address your expectations and potential outcomes.

Prior to making your choice, verify that the surgeon is a recognised specialist in rhinoplasty. During your initial consultation, ensure that the surgeon can present an extensive portfolio featuring before and after photographs of rhinoplasty procedures they have performed. This visual representation will provide you with a clear sense of the anticipated results. Additionally, seek out testimonials from previous patients to gauge their satisfaction with the surgeon's work.

A reputable rhinoplasty surgeon prioritises the achievement of natural-looking results and places the patient's overall well-being, both physical and psychological, at the forefront of their considerations. It's important to note that an ethical surgeon will decline to perform the procedure if you are not in optimal physical and psychological health.

Lastly, confirm that your chosen rhinoplasty surgeon is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the relevant field, such as otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), plastic surgery, or maxillofacial surgery. This certification ensures that you are consulting with a true expert in the field.

Although rhinoplasty primarily targets the nose itself, it can indirectly impact nearby structures, particularly the vocal cords. Modifications to the nasal passages and throat swelling following surgery can lead to temporary voice changes, such as hoarseness or a nasal quality to the voice. However, these alterations are typically short-lived and tend to dissipate within a few weeks as post-surgery swelling diminishes.

In rare cases, more extensive alterations to the nasal passageways or changes in the cartilage supporting the vocal cords may result in permanent voice changes. It is essential to communicate any voice-related concerns with your surgeon before undergoing the procedure. This discussion will help ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the potential impacts of rhinoplasty on your voice.

In cases where a deviated septum, which is a condition where the partition between the nostrils is bent or crooked, is the root cause of sleep apnea, a septoplasty procedure can be performed to alleviate the condition. This surgical intervention aims to open up the nasal airways and enhance breathing.

However, it's essential to understand that not all instances of sleep apnea are linked to nasal structural abnormalities, and rhinoplasty alone may not be sufficient to address the condition. To receive an accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plan, individuals experiencing sleep apnea should consult with a sleep specialist or pulmonologist. These experts can assess the underlying causes of the condition and recommend appropriate interventions, which may include septoplasty or other treatments.

Rhinoplasty and septoplasty are distinct surgical procedures that target different issues within the nasal region.

Rhinoplasty is a surgical intervention used to modify the appearance of the nose for either cosmetic or medical reasons. This can involve resizing the nose, reshaping the tip, or narrowing the nostrils. Rhinoplasty primarily focuses on altering the aesthetics of the nose.

Septoplasty, on the other hand, is a surgical procedure designed to correct a deviated septum. A deviated septum occurs when the wall separating the nostrils is curved or misaligned, potentially leading to breathing difficulties and recurring sinus infections. Septoplasty aims to straighten the septum and improve nasal function.

While these two procedures can be combined to address both cosmetic and functional concerns, they serve different purposes. It's essential to have a thorough discussion with your surgeon to determine which procedure, or combination of procedures, is most suitable for your specific needs and goals.

Rhinoplasty can indeed help improve breathing when it is performed to address structural issues within the nose that hinder normal airflow. Some of the conditions that rhinoplasty can address to enhance breathing include:

  • Deviated septum
  • Nasal obstructions
  • Scars or deformities

It's crucial to emphasise that not all breathing difficulties are caused by nasal structural abnormalities. A comprehensive evaluation by an otolaryngologist or pulmonologist is essential to determine the underlying causes of breathing problems. If structural issues are identified, rhinoplasty can be an effective solution to enhance breathing.


When performing a rhinoplasty procedure, the goal is to achieve facial harmony and balance rather than making dramatic alterations to the face. The nose is a central and prominent feature, and changes to its size, shape, or proportions can impact the overall appearance of the face.

An experienced surgeon takes into account the unique facial proportions of each patient. They analyse the patient's facial structure, including the size and shape of the eyes, lips, chin, and other features. This analysis helps create a rhinoplasty plan that complements the patient's existing facial aesthetics.

The surgeon aims to achieve results that align with natural proportions and symmetry. Excessive alterations that disrupt the balance of the face are typically avoided. The goal is to enhance the nose in a way that enhances overall facial attractiveness.

To ensure that the results are natural and harmonious with the rest of the face, they will also consider your age, skin type, and ethnicity. Realistic expectations for the procedure's results are also essential.

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Mr. Bryan Mayou

Whether its correcting sports injuries or rebalancing the proportions of the face with a strong and sculpted masculine nose, Rhinoplasty has always been the most common cosmetic surgery for men, with this past year being no different. What's great is that what used to be a cause of great shame and embarassment is increasingly being embraced by the male population, and these lifechanging procedures are being sought more openly than ever before. We've certainly seen this change at the Clinic and have been delighted to be associated with so many lifechanging patient outcomes.
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The Risks of Rhinoplasty for Men

Rhinoplasty for men carries certain risks and potential complications that you must be aware of before proceeding with your surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks and complications with you during your consultation. They will also assess your personal risk level and may ask you to take certain precautions during your preparation. The risks and complications of any surgery include:

  • Hematoma - This is the build up of blood beneath the skin and will require treatment from your surgeon
  • Poor wound healing - Healing complications or infection can affect the incision sites
  • Asymmetry - Occasionally, your nose may appear uneven, this can be a temporary part of healing, but may also be permanent.
  • Seroma - This is the formation of a lump under the skin caused by build up of fluid around the incision sites. This will require treatment from your surgeon.
  • Excessive bleeding 
  • Allergic reaction to general anaesthetic
  • Infection at the surgical site
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a vein)

If a secondary surgery is required to rectify any complications, your surgeon will carry this out. It is important to remember that complications can arise for a variety of reasons, and are not an indication of your surgeon’s qualifications or skill.

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Highly Commended Best Clinic in London

Laurel Wreath for Awards
Laurel Wreath for Awards


Aesthetics Awards

Highly Commended

Laurel Wreath for Awards
Laurel Wreath for Awards


My Face My Body

Best Clinic Winner

Laurel Wreath for Awards
Laurel Wreath for Awards


My Face My Body

Best Clinic Winner

Laurel Wreath for Awards
Laurel Wreath for Awards


My Face My Body


Laurel Wreath for Awards

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