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Male Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

A male nose surgery or rhinoplasty can be performed for both cosmetic and functional purposes

Some men may wish to change their nose shape or size according to their desired appearance.

As one of the most difficult plastic surgery procedures, it is imperative that you choose a properly qualified and experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. Dr Jeremy Hunt is a qualified craniofacial surgeon, having completed his Craniofacial Fellowship at the University of Texas.

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Recovery after Male Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

The recovery period after male rhinoplasty can take up to two weeks for most patients. During this time, make sure to take analgesic medication to alleviate the potential pain and discomfort.

It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after male rhinoplasty:

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Sleep with your head elevated
  • Keep the incisions clean and dry at all times
  • Have a healthy and balanced diet
  • Keep your body hydrated

To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.

Risks and Complications

The risks of male rhinoplasty surgery should be considered before you proceed with the procedure. We can discuss these risks in further detail in your consultation. They may include:

  • Anaesthesia reactions
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Ongoing pain and bruising
  • Unwanted results
  • Asymmetry or scarring
  • Numbness
  • Problems breathing through the nose
  • Further surgery

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Rhinoplasty Guide

The rhinoplasty guide has been created by Dr Hunt and his team as a useful tool to help you plan and consider these procedures.

Throughout the guide, we will discuss the ins and outs of different types of surgery what makes a suitable candidate, pre-surgery planning answers to the most frequently asked questions received from patients.

How much does Male Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

The costs for a male rhinoplasty in Sydney are between $8.000 and $25.000. Dr Hunt and his team will provide you with a detailed quote after your first consultation.

Is male rhinoplasty covered by Medicare or private health insurance?

If you meet certain strict criteria, you might be eligible for a partial rebate by Medicare or health insurance subsidy for plastic surgery.

You can learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage, Male Nose Surgery Payment Plan, or the costs for male plastic surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

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With over 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt aims to provide patient-tailored procedure outcomes using different surgical techniques.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.

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Prepare for your Plastic Surgeon Consultation

  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information.
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided.
  • Dress in simple clothes as you may need to undress.
  • Bring your GP Referral and your test results.

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Male Rhinoplasty FAQs - Questions about Male Rhinoplasty

Should I have male rhinoplasty?

Depending on your specific goals, male nose reshaping can achieve many things – reducing or increasing the size of your nose, changing its shape (its width, its tip, its bridge), narrowing your nostrils, and straightening any bends. It may also be combined with septoplasty – septum surgery – to relieve breathing problems.

Just as every nose is different, so is every rhinoplasty. In your personal consultation with Dr Hunt, he will discuss your needs, suggest an appropriate surgery, and answer any questions you may have.

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What is involved in rhinoplasty for men?

Dr Hunt will perform your male nose surgery (rhinoplasty) or male nose reshaping under general anaesthetic in the hospital of your choice. Your anaesthetic will be administered by one of Dr Hunt’s preferred partners, all of whom are members of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.

Dr Hunt will use either an open or closed surgical technique, depending on what you have discussed prior to your surgery.

When can I go home after male rhinoplasty?

It will be your decision whether to go home on the day of your surgery or stay in the hospital overnight. You can discuss these options with Dr Hunt during your consultation. Regardless, you will be given pain medication to minimise any discomfort once you get home. Cold packs can also help.

Will I have to return for post-operative care after nose surgery (rhinoplasty)?

You will see Dr Hunt within the first week after your surgery so he can assess your recovery. During this visit Dr Hunt will remove any packing you may have in your nose, remove the splint from your nose, re-tape the top of your nose and will also usually remove any sutures. You will then have regular follow up visits over the next year to monitor the results of your male rhinoplasty surgery.

How long will I be off work after male rhinoplasty?

You should plan at least two weeks off work to allow a complete recovery of your male nose reshaping.

When can I resume my normal activities after nose surgery (rhinoplasty)?

When you get home from hospital, you should spend the first day resting in bed with your head elevated. The next few days should then be spent at home, with limited movement. The swelling and bruising around your eyes will actually increase at first, peaking at around three days after your male rhinoplasty. Most of the swelling and bruising should disappear within two weeks. However, some subtle swelling may remain for several months.

When will I see the end result of male rhinoplasty surgery?

Two weeks after your surgery, all your dressings will likely be removed. However, it will take a number of months for your nose to fully recover so you can see its final result.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.

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