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Male Rhinoplasty

A Male Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose surgery is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the nose to change its appearance or function in male patients. It is a specialised form of Rhinoplasty tailored to the unique goals and anatomical features of men.

Why consider Male Rhinoplasty?

Reshape appearance of the nose

Address Functional Issues

Can Improve Breathing

Concealable Scarring

Whether the goal is to address cosmetic concerns, correct nasal irregularities, or change overall facial balance, Dr Stephen Kleid and his team will deliver support throughout the entire process, beginning with the initial consultation and extending through the concluding stages of recovery.

Am I a Good Candidate For Male Rhinoplasty?

Generally a good candidate for Male Rhinoplasty is someone who;

  • Is in good health
  • Has specific concerns regarding the aesthetics of their nose
  • Is concerned about functional difficulties, i.e. problems breathing
  • Does not smoke
  • Has realistic expectations
  • Has experienced nasal trauma

Remember that each individual is unique and the decision to undergo Male Rhinoplasty surgery should be made after careful consideration and consultation with a qualified medical professional who can provide personalised advice based on your needs and goals

What are the Reasons patients choose Male Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Male Rhinoplasty Surgery offers several potential reasons patients choose, both in terms of changing the appearance of the nose and addressing functional issues. The specific reasons for male rhinoplasty can vary depending on the individual’s goals and the techniques used in the procedure. Some common reasons include:

  • Appearance: Male Rhinoplasty can change the overall appearance of the nose. This may include reducing a bump on the nasal bridge, refining the nasal tip, changing a crooked or asymmetrical nose and making the nose proportional to the rest of the face.
  • Correction of Functional Issues: Male Rhinoplasty Surgery can also address functional issues related to the nose, such as a deviated septum or breathing difficulties. By addressing airflow and alleviating such issues, the surgery may lead to different overall respiratory health.
  • Long-Lasting Results: The results of a Male Rhinoplasty can be long lasting and provide a permanent change in the appearance and function of the nose.
  • Scarring: Most rhinoplasty procedures are performed using closed (endonasal) or open (external) techniques, with incisions made inside the nose or along the columella (the narrow strip of tissue separating the nostrils).

To determine the potential reasons for your situation and to ensure a successful outcome, it is crucial to consult with a qualified and experienced Surgeon who specialises in Rhinoplasty Surgery. They can assess your needs and create a personalised treatment plan.

What to Expect During Male Rhinoplasty Surgery

Although every procedure is tailored to the patient and their needs below is a summary of the general steps of the procedure:

  • Anaesthesia: Rhinoplasty is performed under general anaesthetic.
  • Incisions: Depending on the goals and the type of Rhinoplasty, incisions are made either inside the nostrils (closed Rhinoplasty) or across the columella (the strip of tissue between the nostrils) for open Rhinoplasty.
  • Reshaping: The surgeon reshapes the nose’s bone and cartilage. This may involve removing excess tissue, refining the nasal bridge, and addressing other concerns.
  • Tip Refinement: If necessary, the nasal tip is refined to change its shape and projection.
  • Septal Surgery: Correction of a deviated septum may be performed to change breathing.
  • Closure: Incisions are closed with sutures, and if external incisions were made, they are well-concealed along the existing shape of the nose.
  • Recovery: After the procedure, a splint is often applied to the nose to maintain its new shape.
  • Results: Over time, swelling subsides and you will gradually see the final results of the surgery, which may continue to settle for months.

Keep in mind that the specific details of the surgery may vary based on your individual needs and the surgical plan created during your consultation. It is essential to consult with a fully qualified Surgeon who has experience in performing Male Rhinoplasty surgery. They will provide you with detailed information about the procedure and guide you through the entire process, from pre-operative preparations to post-operative care.

Risks and Complications

Like all surgery Male Rhinoplasty Surgery has several risks and potential complications. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Infection
  • Anesthesia Risks
  • Bleeding
  • Haematoma
  • Nasal Blockage
  • Poor Scarring
  • Septal Perforation
  • Altered Sensation
  • Unsatisfactory Results
  • Need for Revision Surgery
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Delayed Recovery
  • Allergic Reactions

All surgery has risks – for detailed information about the risks and potential complications of surgery please visit the risks of surgery page.


In the first few days following your Male Rhinoplasty surgery bruising around your eyes and cheeks may occur. This is due to the disruption of blood vessels during the procedure, allowing blood to leak out into the surrounding tissue. Swelling is also a part of the recovery process of Male Rhinoplasty.

Your Surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help manage any discomfort or pain. Follow their instructions on when and how to take pain medication. Rest is crucial during the initial recovery period. You should keep your head elevated and avoid lying flat to reduce swelling and promote healing. Applying cold compresses or ice packs to the nasal area can help reduce swelling and discomfort.

Avoid strenuous physical activity and exercise for several weeks after surgery to prevent an increase in blood pressure, which can lead to bleeding and swelling. If you wear glasses, consult with your Surgeon about when and how to resume wearing them without affecting the nasal area.

Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your Surgeon, during which they will monitor your progress, address any concerns, remove any dressings or sutures and make any necessary adjustments. It may take several months for the final results to become fully apparent as the swelling gradually subsides.

What is the Cost of Male Rhinoplasty Surgery?

When it comes to the cost of Rhinoplasty, it is challenging to provide a specific price due to the highly individualised nature of the procedure. Each person’s nose is unique and the extent of the surgery can vary greatly from one patient to another.

Most Rhinoplasty procedures are typically considered elective surgery and therefore not covered by Medicare or Private Insurance. However, if your Male Rhinoplasty is being performed for medical reasons it may be covered by Medicare.

Dr Stephen Kleid will provide a quote for Rhinoplasty during a personalised consultation. This allows Dr Kleid to assess the individual’s specific needs, desired outcomes, and the complexity of the procedure. By examining your nasal structure and discussing your goals, Dr Kleid can provide a comprehensive quote tailored to your unique case.

Why Choose Dr Stephen Kleid?

Dr Stephen Kleid is an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon/Otolaryngologist specialising in nasal surgeries. He is a certified specialist who has received training in both the United States of America and Australia.

How to Book your Initial Consultation

  • Email us below or Call on (03) 8849 1400 to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment OR
  • A Referral from your General Practitioner (GP) or from your Medical Specialist is required (as of 1st July 2023).
  • A Nose Consultation & Nasal Examination with Dr Stephen Kleid is $600 (and may be eligible for a $170 Medicare rebate).

Download the 2023 Rhinoplasty Surgery Guide

This complete guide to Nose Surgery covers everything you need to know about this procedure, including:

  • Your surgery explained
  • How to assess if you are a good candidate.
  • Planning for your surgery
  • Answers to most frequently asked questions.
  • Before and after gallery
  • Learn more on Rhinoplasty

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Dr Craig Rubinstein is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Hawthorn East, Melbourne. With over 20 years of surgical experience especially in all areas of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, but particularly in breast surgery. These include Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction as well as Breast Surgery Revision.

Furthermore, he believes that surgical customisation, precision planning and technical expertise help him to provide optimal surgical outcomes for his patients.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001190266 Dr Broughton Snell

Dr Broughton Snell is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His training in Plastic Surgery took place in Australia and the United States of America (USA).

Dr Snell is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon having completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeon MED0001052799 Dr Stephen Kleid

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, as well as, a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

Dr Kleid trained at Melbourne University, then completed surgical training at various hospitals including Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, The Eye and Ear and St Vincents. He worked as a surgeon at the University of Florida Medical school for further experience.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001405964 Dr Gary Kode

Dr Gary Kode is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, with experience in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as non-surgical treatments.

Dr Kode is a member of several organisations, including the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), The International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and he holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.

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