rhinoplasty for men

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has recently published its 2023 report, which identifies the most popular cosmetic surgeries over the past year. While breast procedures are the top request by women, rhinoplasty surgery remains the preferred treatment choice for men.

Here we’ll look at what the recent data revealed and why rhinoplasty is currently on the rise, especially among men.

Rhinoplasty takes top spot for male cosmetic procedures

According to the recent data released by the BAAPS, rhinoplasty continues to hold its ground as the number one procedure chosen by men. It narrowly surpassed other treatments such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), breast reduction, and liposuction.

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, involves reshaping the nose to improve its appearance and sometimes its function too. Men opt for this procedure for various reasons including boosting confidence, improving self-esteem, and meeting the aesthetic demands of certain careers where appearance plays a significant role.

Data reveals rhinoplasty procedures are on the rise

A comprehensive 2023 study conducted by the European Academy of Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) took a detailed look at the trends in rhinoplasty. The study involved a large-scale survey among EAFPS members who performed rhinoplasties between January 2019 and January 2022.

Its findings revealed that out of 41,259 rhinoplasties reported from 33 countries, 80% were first-time procedures while 20% were revisions. Most of these procedures (65%) were performed using an open method, which is preferred for its precision in complex cases. The reasons for undergoing rhinoplasty varied, with 58% of the cases aiming for both cosmetic and functional improvements.

In the UK alone, the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) noted a total of 4,145 rhinoplasty procedures between July 2022 and June 2023. This marked a significant 72% increase in procedures, the highest rise since 2015.

In the US, those aged 20-25 years accounted for 31% of all rhinoplasty patients in 2023. A similar trend was experienced in the UK and Europe, where young adults under 25 made up 20-40% of all cases.

Thinking of undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure?

If you’re considering having a rhinoplasty, it’s essential to understand the importance of choosing a skilled surgeon.

The success of a rhinoplasty not only depends on the surgeon’s ability, but also on thorough planning and understanding of what the surgery can realistically achieve. Factors such as facial symmetry, skin thickness, and personal health play crucial roles in the outcome.

Opting for rhinoplasty is a significant decision that requires careful consideration and expert advice. Whether you are looking to improve the appearance of your nose, correct breathing issues, or both, the expertise of the surgeon is extremely important.

Book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley to get a clearer picture of what to expect and how best to achieve your desired results.

future facelift

These days, achieving a younger, more rejuvenated appearance is easier than ever with a fantastic choice of cosmetic procedures at our fingertips. However, if you’re thinking of having a facelift in the future, there are some temporary solutions you might want to steer clear of.

Here, we explore which procedures could potentially hinder the results of a future facelift. While not everyone will experience issues due to the procedures mentioned, it’s still something to consider before undergoing temporary solutions.

Fat removal/skin tightening treatments

If you’re looking to achieve a more sculpted face, you may have considered fat removal or skin tightening treatments. From non-invasive to surgical options, the choices available are incredibly diverse.

However, caution is advised, particularly when it comes to removing facial fat. Once removed, restoring the youthful plumpness and soft contours of the face can be a difficult task. It is your fat that keeps the face looking young so when you remove it, you may end up with an older, saggy look. Procedures such as buccal fat removal or excessive fat removal with blepharoplasty surgery are examples of procedures which may remove excessive volume and adversely affect facial aesthetics in the long term.

Treatments such as deep radiofrequency can be effective targeting small pockets of fat or tightening mild skin laxity. However, using these technologies to aggressively tighten deeper facial structures can damage the subcutaneous fat layer leading to the deposition of significant amounts of scar tissue which can complicate future facelift surgery.

Injectable fillers

While hyaluronic acid-based fillers are generally safe and temporary, the remnants of some fillers can linger in the tissues for years. In these cases, multiple treatments with hyaluronidase may be required to dissolve the residual filler.

More concerning are the long-term effects of biostimulatory fillers or excessive use of any filler type. This can lead to unnatural contours if incorrectly administered which are difficult to reverse, and over time excessive repeated filler injections can stretch facial tissues beyond their natural capacity. This can create a dependency on fillers for volume and structure, with the original elasticity of the tissues often irreversibly lost.

Once stretched, these tissues may be more difficult to rejuvenate with corrective procedures, complicating a future facelift.


The use of threads in facial treatments hinges greatly on the skill of the practitioner and the type of material used. Polydioxanone (PDO), commonly used in today’s thread lifts, is the same material used in medical sutures and is generally considered safe. When correctly placed, PDO threads should ideally integrate without causing significant issues, leaving moderate scarring.

However, permanent threads are a different story. These can lead to extensive scarring and require removal during facelift surgery, potentially complicating the procedure and outcome.

If you’re considering a facelift, it’s worthwhile knowing how current treatments might impact your options later. Certain procedures may give temporary results, but they could limit your choices or impact your desired results later on.

If you have questions about preparing for a facelift, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Mr Paul Tulley for personalised advice.

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