Rhinoplasty for Men

One of the most defining features of a rugged, masculine look is the nose. It balances the profile and creates the chiseled look most men dream of. Not every man is born with their ideal nose, however, or likes the way it looks after an injury. Rhinoplasty is an excellent option for changing your nose and bringing it into harmony with the rest of your face with the help of a board certified facial plastic surgeon. A former rhinoplasty patient himself, Dr. Diktaban offers some of the best results in the Manhattan area for men looking to achieve their ideal masculine look.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a facial plastic surgery technique that improves the nose’s shape, size, and function so that it’s in better proportion with the rest of the face. It’s one of the most popular facial procedures available for men because it can greatly enhance the masculine profile with the right techniques. Dr. Diktaban not only specializes in facial cosmetic surgery, but also completed a residency in ear, nose, and throat surgery and is a leading rhinoplasty surgeon in Manhattan. Having undergone rhinoplasty himself, Dr. Diktaban has some of the greatest rhinoplasty experience in the area— and experience is key when it comes to achieving the masculine, sculpted results you want.

Rhinoplasty Candidates

Men who can benefit most from rhinoplasty are those who have a disproportionate nose or a nose that has suffered from an injury, causing difficulty breathing or an undesirable look. An effective rhinoplasty procedure can address both the cosmetic and anatomical functions of the nose, making it a good option if you have a deviated septum or anatomical concern that hinders breathing. In either case, you should be in good overall health and able to undergo surgery, so Dr. Diktaban will discuss your health history during your private consultation.

What Happens During Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Diktaban can perform your rhinoplasty at our state-of-the-art Manhattan office. Rhinoplasty can be performed using one of two different incision types, and Dr. Diktaban will discuss the right one for you during your consultation. Using one of two incision types, Dr. Diktaban can access the underlying structures of the nose, sometimes using VAPOR Nose® technology, and make your desired changes.

Closed Rhinoplasty

This type of rhinoplasty is most effective when paired with our VAPOR Nose® technology. It requires incisions within the nostrils so that any scarring is completely unnoticeable. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Diktaban can make changes to reduce a hump or straighten the septum.

Open Rhinoplasty

Incisions for an open rhinoplasty are made across the strip of skin between the nostrils, or columella. Dr. Diktaban also can utilize incisions inside of the nose within the natural contours of the nostrils. This allows the nose to be lifted for direct access to the underlying bones and cartilage which can be manipulated into a new, flattering shape. With this technique, Dr. Diktaban can perform more technical steps like cartilage grafts or more extensive correction.


Dr. D was kind, efficient, professional, understanding and allowed me to give myself a gift that will last for the rest of my life.- Meg”

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Results and Recovery

Rhinoplasty comes with a longer recovery than most facial cosmetic procedures, so it’s important to be ready to take downtime. Most men need at least one to two weeks away from work, but this can be longer if you work a physical job. You’ll experience bruising and swelling for around 5-10 days, which can be managed with prescribed medications. Dr. Diktaban will provide a list of aftercare steps, which includes avoiding wearing glasses, exercising, and blowing your nose. It can take a few months for most swelling to subside, but it can take several more months before you see your final results settle in. However, you can enjoy a more balanced, harmonious nose and a masculine profile with our best rhinoplasty techniques.

Schedule a Consultation

More and more men are realizing the benefits of facial cosmetic surgery, especially when it comes to male rhinoplasty. To learn more about your options with Dr. Diktaban, we invite you to contact our Manhattan office for a private consultation by calling or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is nose surgery painful?

The surgery itself can be performed under general anesthesia so that you’re relaxed and comfortable. Dr. Diktaban will also ensure that you have prescribed medications to take during your recovery to manage pain and discomfort. Most men experience the worst discomfort in the days following surgery, but this gradually subsides.

Do nose jobs last forever?

In theory, your rhinoplasty results should last for many years to come. However, factors like injury or small changes in your facial profile as you age can affect your results.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.