According to News Medical, nose surgery, also known as a rhinoplasty or nose job, is on the rise for male patients. Recent data released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) indicates that male procedures have increased by 43 percent since 2010.

Although men only accounted for about 9.7 percent of all plastic surgeries performed in 2014, they accounted for 22.4 percent of all rhinoplasties.

This rise in popularity can be attributed to a host of reasons including a return to youthfulness. Many men believe that a larger nose is a sign of getting older, an idea many like to distance themselves from. Nose surgery can create a more youthful appearance in a subtle manner. Unlike many other available procedures, a nose surgery generally blends in well with an existing appearance.

As many men may not like to admit that they had surgery performed, a nose job allows them to achieve a change in appearance without an obvious facial change.

With almost 400,000 procedures performed each year, nose surgery is one of the most popular in the U.S.

There are many reasons why men and women choose to undergo nose surgery including:

  • Achieving a better nose to face ratio
  • Reducing breathing issues by rebuilding the nasal passage
  • Reducing the size or breadth of the nose
  • Reforming a nose that has been damaged in a previous accident.

Although there are some similar general reasons why patients choose to undergo nose surgery, each outcome is unique to a particular patient. As each patient’s nose is different, removing and sculpting nasal tissues can depend on skin conditions, thickness, nasal and facial structure as well as genetics and overall age.

If you’re interested in learning more about nose surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lett of