25th November 2020

The Rise of Non-Surgical Nose Jobs Among Men in the UK

Last Modified: August 3, 2022

Maybe it’s fixing a droopy nose tip, a mildly crooked nose, or a nasal bump—non-surgical nose reshaping has completely revolutionized the cosmetic industry. As people continue to seek non-invasive cosmetic treatments, non-surgical nose reshaping, also known as the 15-minute nose job, is emerging as the preferred alternative to traditional rhinoplasty.

No longer do you have to undergo risky and expensive surgical procedures to get dramatic changes in your facial aesthetics. And men are not being left behind, with the number of men in the UK getting non-surgical nose jobs rising steadily over the past couple of years.

But what is the motivation behind this rise in the popularity of non-surgical nose jobs among men in the UK?

Nasal Injuries

A study published in the March 2020 issue of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal showed that the number one reason people undergo non-surgical nose reshaping is to fix dorsal humps.

And in our post: Everything You Need To Know About Dorsal Humps, we shared that dorsal humps are primarily caused by either genetics or injury.

Given that men tend to engage more in physically involving jobs or activities, general wear and tear to the nasal structure occurs more frequently than in women.

Also, male athletes, like boxers and rugby players, are more likely to end up with bent or broken noses. As a result, nasal malformation and resulting aesthetic concerns are prevalent among men.

Given the simplicity, immediate results, and little downtime —after all, it’s called the 15 minutes nose job—more men are turning to nose fillers to fix bumps on the bridge of the nose, among other facial aesthetics concerns.

Skin ageing

Men's skin is actually more prone to ageing than women’s. The change and loss in volume is more profound once it starts as collagen production diminishes later in a man’s life.

This can make excessive curvature, depression, bump, or a hook-shaped nose more pronounced.

Often the volume can be restored with dermal fillers, and this will, in turn, maintain or enhance the masculine features.

Social Media & Cultural Shift

Non-surgical nose reshaping has been around for more than a decade, but only recently has its popularity risen drastically. A quick search on Instagram will produce over 100,000 posts under hashtags #nonsurgicalnosejob or #nonsurgicalrhinoplasty.

The truth is social media has had a significant impact on the whole cosmetic industry. Many of our patients have reported that they found out about non-surgical nose jobs through social media influencers who posted or even documented their whole experience with the procedure. 

At the same time, as many men reconsider gender norms and stereotypes and embrace cosmetic treatments, the bias against men getting dermal fillers is dissipating.

A man’s nose is a very significant factor in determining the appearance of his entire face. So it’s perfectly normal for men not to like their noses and feel self-conscious about how they look.

Differences Between Female And Male Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Generally speaking, men tend to lean toward more prominent nasal structures with a strongly defined straight-angle nose that enhances their masculine features.

In contrast, many women favour a much more subtle and softer feminine appearance.

Also, most men naturally have a thicker layer of skin on their noses, which influences the technique used to administer the dermal filler. That’s why it’s essential to work only with a qualified and experienced cosmetic doctor.

Final Thoughts

Here at Dr Aesthetica, we have carried out numerous successful non-surgical nose reshaping treatments on both male and female patients. We will accurately determine the appropriate treatment for you during your consultation while answering all questions that you may have about the procedure.

This ensures every treatment is tailor-made for the patient and will consequently meet their expectations. Another advantage of non-surgical reshaping is that the procedure really does take a short time.

There’s a good reason why it's referred to as the 15-minute nose job. You can even have the treatment over your lunch break! Book an appointment with us today.

Post Reviewed by: Dr Baldeep Farmah
Medically Reviewed on: 25th November 2020
Dr Baldeep Farmah is the Medical Director and lead Doctor of Dr Aesthetica, a Medical Aesthetic Clinic.

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