Nose Surgery for Men

Nose ReshapingAbout Nose RESHAPING FOR MEN

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Many people are unhappy with the size, shape and position of their nose, so if you are feeling this way you are not alone. The nose is the central feature of the face, how it looks can determine what the face looks like overall, whether this is because it is large and dominates the face, if it is crooked and makes you self conscious, or for any other reason. Nose reshaping surgery, also known as Rhinoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed across the world, and as well as being requested for cosmetic reasons, it can also be used to correct breathing issues. Our surgeons can make your nose smaller, more prominent, slimmer, wider or smooth away unwanted lumps or bumps to help you to feel completely confident in your appearance.

If you are looking for nose surgery for women, please visit the female Rhinoplasty page. 


  • Increased self-confidence from a new profile - patients often say they are happy to have photos taken of themselves with their new nose and new found confidence!
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Removal of a common cause of jibes and teasing
  • Option of changing hairstyle - often kept long prior to surgery to "disguise" perceived 'unwelcome' features
  • Harmony of appearance and correct the asymmetry of your facial features

Facts about MALE nose SURGERY

  • Nose reshaping is the second-most popular cosmetic male surgery at The Harley Medical Group.
  • The operation takes around 2 hours and is carried out under a general anaesthetic.
  • The procedure will not affect the appearance of the skin at all.
  • No visible scars can be seen.
  • Our Surgeons can correct the size and shape of the nose.
  • Correct minor breathing issues caused by an injury.
  • Reshaping the nose can improve the appearance of the whole face


  • The size, shape and length of the nose can all be altered through a nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) operation.
  • The scars are usually all internal and therefore not visible.
  • If the nostrils are to be reduced, there will be minimal scarring which is well hidden in the nostril crease.
  • The lower part of the nose is made up of cartilage and if your nose tip needs to be reduced, a part of this cartilage will be removed without visible scarring
  • If your nose is deviated or bent you may be offered a septo-rhinoplasty to straighten the nose
  • At consultation your Cosmetic Surgeon will examine your nose and advise you on the most appropriate procedure for you

The Harley Medical Group are specialists in Cosmetic Surgery procedures, find out why you should choose them.

Nose reshaping prices and finance options

Open Rhinoplasty£5,495£416.25£117.49
Septo Rhinoplasty£5,995£457.92£129.25

What's next

Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 288 4100 or click through to book online.



There are many reasons why people choose to have nose reshaping surgery:

  • Self-conscious about the size and shape of the nose, especially as it is the most central feature on the face
  • Inherited characteristics that may be disproportionate to the overall shape of the face
  • Accidents or sports injuries that have changed the shape, leaving unsightly bumps or flattened areas.


The final decision will be made between you and your Cosmetic Surgeon. The procedure is most suitable for those patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose, who are experiencing breathing difficulties.

The Harley Medical Group has been committed to providing excellence in Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical Solutions in the UK since we were established. During this time, we have developed a full understanding of the many reasons why people have Cosmetic Surgery and how it can improve how they feel about themselves. For more information see our guide Choosing your Cosmetic Surgery Provider

What's next

Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 022 3479 or click through to book online.


Before your nose reshaping surgery

It is very important that you explain the changes you are trying to make to your Cosmetic Surgeon - you will need to have realistic expectations, particularly with nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), your Cosmetic Surgeon will tell you what is possible.
Your Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and/or resume activities like smoking, or taking aspirin or any other medication


The Cosmetic Surgeon will visit you in your room and possibly draw marks on your nose in preparation for your surgery.
Your Cosmetic Surgeon will also obtain your final consent and answer any last minute questions you may have.
When you wake up from your anaesthetic you will have a splint over the bridge of your nose, possibly packs inside the nostrils and possibly ice packs over your eyes, to minimise bruising and swelling.
If packs are inserted inside your nose, this will mean that you will have to breathe through your mouth until they are removed the following morning. It is an uncomfortable time and we encourage you to drink plenty of fluids to help avoid a sore throat.
Painkillers will be offered to you; however, the congested nasal feeling is more the reason for the discomfort. The packs will be removed prior to you going home and this will help to make your breathing a little easier.

Going home after nose reshaping surgery

  • There will be some numbness, bruising and swelling after the surgery but this will gradually resolve.
  • You will need to rest in a semi-upright position for the first few days and avoid bending down.
  • There may be some slight bleeding from your nostrils and this can be dabbed away with a tissue. We do not expect a heavy nosebleed - however, any heavy bleeding or other concerns should be reported promptly to your clinic.
  • Try to minimise blowing your nose for 2 weeks following surgery, as this can cause further bleeding and bruising. Ice packs will help relieve bruising to the eyes.
  • The splint will be removed at the clinic after 7-10 days and you may return to work after this. Most of the bruising should have settled by then. Patients who wear glasses may find these uncomfortable until the splint is removed.
  • Contact lenses could well be impossible to insert or remove.
  • Whilst you will see an immediate improvement, the result will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months.
  • It is advisable to refrain from going back to work for a 10 day period and avoiding contact/impact sports for 3-6 months.
  • You will have your own personal Nurse Counsellor both before and after your procedure to support you and answer any questions you may have.

Recovery from nose reshaping surgery

  • Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) usually requires an overnight stay in hospital.
  • It is surprisingly pain-free, very few patients experience any pain only a little discomfort.
  • After surgery scars are rarely visible as the incisions are made internally.
  • You will need to wear a small plaster dressing (splint) for about seven to ten days following your operation. This will help stabilise the new nose shape and also protect you from any accidental knocks or bumps.

What's next

Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 022 3479 or click through to book online.


Nose ReshapingIt is important that your decision to have a Cosmetic Surgery procedure is considered carefully. There are many points that should be considered before deciding to have any type of Cosmetic Treatment or Surgery.

There are also some possible risks, as with all surgical operations, which your Cosmetic Surgeon will talk through and explain to you at your consultation, answering any questions you may have. This is your opportunity to discuss your intended surgery in order that the Cosmetic Surgeon can ascertain your expectations as to what can realistically be achieved.

Every Cosmetic Surgeon who performs nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) procedures for The Harley Medical Group belongs to a relevant professional organisation, is fully accredited to practice in the UK as a specialist in Plastic Surgery, and has specific training and experience in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Choosing the right cosmetic surgery provider - please read our guide Choosing a Cosmetic Surgery Provider

Our nurses advise you consider the following things before your surgery:

  • Child care and post surgery activities including sleeping arrangements
  • Have necessary post-operative garments
  • How long will the effects of treatment keep me away from my usual activities?
  • At what stage will I be able to judge the results of treatment?
  • How long do the results last?
  • When can I return to work?


  • How long does the treatment take?
  • Is the treatment painful and if so what form of anaesthesia is used?
  • What type of care will I need after treatment?
  • Will I need pain relief following treatment?
  • Will I have swelling or bruising and can these be treated?
  • Will I need to wear a supportive garment?

Of course these are just some of the commonly asked questions but please feel free to ask your nurse for lots more information

At The Harley Medical Group our aftercare is second to none. You will have your own specially trained cosmetic surgery nurse to guide you through your procedure and aftercare. In fact with The Harley Medical Group you are patient for life.

Our Cosmetic Surgeons are among the most skilled, qualified and experienced in the Cosmetic Surgery field and our fully qualified Cosmetic Surgery Nurses are specially selected for their expertise and approachability.

It is your body so naturally you will want to place it in the safe and trusting hands of The Harley Medical Group. For quality care and ethical practices coupled with experience and they very best medical skills available, there is only one name to trust... The Harley Medical Group

What's next

Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 022 3479 or click through to book online.


Simon had a Rhinoplasty Procedure at The Harley Medical Group

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Simon first broke his nose at 16 during a PE lesson. Although the break resulted in a lump on his nose, it didn't really bother him too much. 3 years later at a gig, Simon was accidentally hit in the face and his nose was smashed sideways.

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Before and After Photos

nose reshaping - BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS:

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