Broken Nose? Nose Trauma Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty

Have you broken your nose during boxing, playing sports or road trauma? Do you long to straighten out or change the shape of your NOSE? Male Rhinoplasty is a popular plastic surgery operation that helps adjust the size, shape and structural dimensions of your nose. It can sometimes reduce breathing difficulties caused by nose injuries or lead to more masculine looking facial contours.

For men who understand the dynamics of male nose surgery – plastic surgery can sometimes be a confidence-changing event. But results can vary, and you’ll need to have realistic expectations and understand your risks.

  • Broken noses are a COMMON occurrence motorbike or boating accidents, road traumas, skiing, boxing, football and other dangerous past times.
  • If YOU have ever broken your nose – and it’s now crooked or disfigured – visit with the top MALE NOSE Surgeon(s) in Australia (Melbourne locations with a Sydney option for Dr Sackelariou).

Does a broken nose ever self-correct or will your nose shape change?

Fixing a broken nose through corrective Rhinoplasty plastic surgery.

  • Men’s Nose Surgery (MALE Rhinoplasty) is often done for cosmetic reasons or due to nose trauma and sporting injuries
  • Some male nose surgery is performed in order to reduce snoring AND/OR repair a deviated septum causing breathing difficulties and mild apnea

For men who understand the dynamics of nose surgery, including the fact the NOSE shape can impact the overall facial appearance, male rhinoplasty may become a confidence-changing event.

  • That noted, all invasive surgery has risks and results can vary.
  • You’ll need to keep your expectations within realism of what can be accomplished – and recognise not everything can be fixed or repaired.
  • But shaping by a professional Plastic Surgeon can go a long way to restoring more facial balance and a harmonious, straighter or more refined nose tip, direction/nose bridge straightness and proportion balance.

Men’s nose surgery and broken nose repair: Rhinoplasty 101:

  1. Talk to your surgeon and read the surgery guides
  2. Make sure you fully understand nose surgery processes, recovery time and surgery risks
  3. Choose between an open or closed rhinoplasty method WHEN given these options (not all patients will get to choose)
  4. Keep your expectations realistic at all times and know there will be a tiny scar, often hard to spot
  5. Allow adequate time for swelling to resolve


It’s certainly not uncommon for men to want to reshape or correct a broken nose or one that is overly large in size, or crooked in shape.

  • If you’re a patient who had a broken nose or facial sporting injury, and are considering a male nose job, you may have felt self-conscious about your nose for some time.
  • To preview what’s actually involved with having Rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation with Specialist Plastic Surgeon and men’s and women’s Rhinoplasty expert, Dr Richard Sackelariou.

Brief overview about men’s nose surgery to achieve an aesthetically balanced nose shape, nose size, more straightness or other nose dimension changes.

Changes that can be made to the shape of a male nose:

  • reshape the nose
  • straighten a crooked nose or repair the nose bridge
  • reduce it in size/proportions to attain better nose-to-face balance
  • reduce or alter the nose tip or nostril flares (nostril adjustments may have some limitations, depending on your facial anatomy)
  • straighten the area under the nose tip, if your nose points downwards in a nose hook appearance
  • reduce and smooth out your nose bridge hump or straighten a crooked, bent or hawk-like nose bridge
  • repair nasal structure damage resulting from a traumatic nose injury or sporting mishap
  • “redo” a prior nose surgery procedure that didn’t go to plan (revision rhinoplasty for men)

Secondary or Revisional Procedures – important note about botched nose surgery

  • We caution all nose surgery patients about falling for low-budget nose jobs or having unrealistic surgery expectations
  • These are highly complex procedures; and your results are very visible and central to your facial harmony
  • Choose, instead, a fully qualified FRACS Specialist Plastic Surgeon for Rhinoplasty rather than just a GP or general surgeon

If a nose surgery gets botched – things can’t always be fixed

  • There are limitations on secondary “redo” rhinoplasty procedures (revisions)
  • This is why it’s best to see a recommended Plastic Surgeon with FRACS qualifications the FIRST TIME you have nose surgery; as going overseas for nose surgery is very risky and should be avoided to minimise risks and revision rates
  • Choosing a significantly less trained surgeon – such as a so-called “cosmetic surgeon” vs a genuine Specialist Plastic Surgeon, could end up risky, costly or with regrets.

We also perform Septoplasty procedures and corrective surgery for noses that have had traumatic injury or are prone to breathing difficulties or mild sleep apnea.

Phone us with questions OR to request a free GUIDE to Rhinoplasty by phoning (03) 8849 1444.  OR schedule a consultation with one of our team’s top Surgeons in Melbourne.


For more on Nose Job Surgery for Men: Read our procedure page

Nose Surgery Procedures and Shape Change Options

Attractive yet Natural Looking Facial Enhancement for men. Find out what’s  involved by scheduling a no-obligation consultation.  We will give you honest opinions on what surgery can – and cannot – accomplish for you.

Nose Job Guide Download

Read more on Nose Surgery Options – Open Vs Closed Rhinoplasty

Risks of Surgery can include:

General Anaesthesia – Most healthy patients respond well to general anaesthesia as modern techniques are very safe. Our team will provide you with the details of your anaesthetists prior to your surgery to discuss any specific concerns.

Bleeding (Haematoma) – This may require a visit to the operating theatre to remove the blood clot.

Infection – Your Surgeon will prescribe you with antibiotics and monitor you closely.

Delayed Wound Healing – Your Surgeon and Nurse coordinator will manage the healing process. This usually occurs within patients who are overweight, smokers or who have an infection.

Fluid build-up (Seroma)

Scarring –  Initially there is almost always some contour issues or puckers. These settle over the months but sometimes may require a small revision often under local anaesthetic. Scars continue to mature and improve for up to 18 months after surgery.

Numbness – This will occur 100% of the time and mostly settles over the months and up to 1-2 years.

Asymmetry – There may be irregular ridges and crease to both sides. Scars may be slightly different on your right compared to you left side.

Pain – This will be managed appropriately with pain medications and prompt aftercare.

All successful surgery outcomes are the result of realistic expectations of the patient, realistic surgical goals and the knowledge of possible risks and complications. Nothing is ever guaranteed in science and medicine.

Risks are minimised through careful patient screening and planning, high standards of surgical training, meticulous surgical technique and vigilant post-operative care.

Small, less serious issues are common and every effort is made to resolve them quickly.

These rarely have long term effect on an excellent final result.

*Disclaimer: Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient.
The information we provide is of a general nature.
To find out what to expect for your preferred procedures, arrange to see one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for a full-history and surgical consultation. Read more about surgical outcome variability on our Disclaimer Page.

Before & After Images of Surgery Results For Male Rhinoplasty Procedures


Visit our Before and After photographs of some of our Nose Reshaping surgery patients.

Please send a confidential enquiry form today to arrange to see our images in our Clinic and meet our Nurse Team for your selected Surgeon.

Leading Specialist Plastic Surgeons for Rhinoplasty Procedures

The Nose Reshaping Surgery experts on our Melbourne Team of Plastic Surgeons

Our Melbourne based Specialist Plastic Surgeons for Facial & Nose Reshaping or Nose Reconstruction Surgery include Dr Douglas McManamnyDr Geoff Barnett, Our Team of Surgeons and Dr Richard Maxwell. Our Surgeons are also highly skilled in Revisional Rhinoplasty procedures which are highly complex.

Leading Specialist Plastic Surgeons for Rhinoplasty ‘Nose Job’ Procedures

Please note: Surgeons consultations involve a fee, but you can choose instead to meet with a Surgeon’s Nurse and discuss the nose job procedure before proceeding.

Or you are most welcome to attend one of our free practice events to meet our leading Surgeons and their caring Surgery Support Team.

Why Choose Our Leading Australian Plastic Surgeons?

  • Our Surgeons are known for their precision surgical skills & excellence in patient care
  • They are Plastic Surgeons who have performed hundreds of Rhinoplasty Procedures for highly satisfied patients
  • They have full qualifications and have trained in Australia and in many overseas locations including the USA, UK and France
  • As Plastic Surgeons, they have higher qualifications & training in Aesthetic procedures than most other Surgeons
    • Some other Surgeons perform more General types of surgery rather than Face, Nose, Eye & Body Surgery
    • Not all Surgeons are licensed or qualified to operate in Hospitals – they instead offer ‘back room discounted nose job procedures’
    • We are regularly asked to do Revisions for people who had a ‘botched nose job’ either overseas through cheap nose job Medical Tourism or from a less-experienced Surgeon

Minimal Scarring and Best Practice Post-op Healing Protocols

Our leading Rhinoplasty Surgeons can help you get the Nose Shape you always wanted with Minimal Scarring and Best Practice Post-op Healing Protocols.

  • Natural looking, pleasing results after healing from your Nose Job
  • You’ll get best-practice recovery & Rhinoplasty healing recommendations to facilitate your Nose Job recovery
  • We take great care ensuring minimal scarring and scar minimisation strategies are used during & after your Surgery
  • You won’t have the regrets that a number of patients experience when they choose discounted cheap Nose Job procedures
  • We can help you get the nose you want the first time – rather than in a Revisional second costly surgery

Rhinoplasty Surgery Prices in Australia

The cost of Nose Job Surgery in Melbourne can vary significantly.

Surgery costs depend on your location, type of hospital chosen and your Surgeon’s education, skills and experience. Make sure that you choose your Surgeon carefully when shopping around for a Rhinoplasty on price.

Sadly, if your Surgeon has trimmed too much support structure from your nose, there is a potential for collapse of the airway. We fix many ‘botched nose jobs’ with Revision Rhinoplasty and the revision rate for Rhinoplasty has been reported as high as 15%.

The exact price of your Nose Job Surgery will reflect its complexity. Every nose is different and a Rhinoplasty operation can consist of up to 25 smaller operations – each is tailored and customised to you. Your Rhinoplasty surgery quote may also vary depending on whether your Surgeon uses your own (autologous) graft materials or a Rhinoplasty implant.

The price for a ‘non-surgical Rhinoplasty’ or ‘liquid nose job’ which involves using dermal fillers to expand your nose is also significantly less expensive than a traditional Rhinoplasty surgery. Most Surgeons will use a temporary-filler-solution or HA fillers, as permanent fillers are NOT recommended.

If you would like a Quote for your customised Rhinoplasty, please contact us to book a Surgeon Consultation by submitting the confidential Enquiry form.

+-What's the purpose of having MALE NOSE surgery?

  • The primary OBJECTIVE or PURPOSE of having nose reshaping surgery (Rhinoplasty) is usually:
    • to improve your nose proportions or
    • correct traumatic nose damage (fix a crooked nose, broken nose or other nose area deformity)
  • Some Rhinoplasty may involve correcting breathing problems such as mild sleep apnea/snoring OR a deviated septum
  • You may even choose Nose Surgery to reshape a part of your nose you want to LOOK differently in size or shape, such as:
    • reducing a nose bump or removing a hump in your nose bridge
    • fixing an overhanging nose tip or hooked nose
    • straightening a crooked nose or injured nose
    • adjusting the nose tip appearance or nostril size or shape
    • making your nostrils or nose smaller or more even from left to right (symmetrical)
  • Read more on Procedure Details further below.
  • Find out SIX nose shapes that people seek to alter in nose reshaping surgery.

+-MALE Rhinoplasty, Medical Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty?

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty, Medical Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty – what’s the difference?

  • Nose reshaping MALE RHINOPLASTY SURGERY may sometimes be medically indicated to correct damaged nasal passages that impact breathing and nasal functions.
  • Alternatively, male nose surgery MAY be sought purely for cosmetic or aesthetic enhancement purposes (appearance change requests).

Your SURGEON will advise you on which type you require AND your GP can also guide you as to whether your nose related concerns are generally COSMETIC or generally FUNCTIONAL/MEDICAL in nature.

+-MALE Rhinoplasty Medical Terminology Patients should review

Male Rhinoplasty – nose job – nose reshaping for men

Primary Rhinoplasty – your original or first nose surgery (a first rhinoplasty / a primary nose job)

Tip Rhinoplasty for MEN – surgery of the male nose tip to change the size or shape of JUST the tip

Nostril flare – a movement of nostrils or nape when breathing or speaking

Nostril size – the NOSTRILS (napes) are holes where air and scent enters the body; nostril size is the amount of inner-nostril area visible from the front or sides

Nasal functions – olfactory senses or smelling, breathing, tasting, immunity responses and other functions involving the nasal passage or nasal mucosa

Nose anatomy: two nasal cavities (nostrils or napes) separated by the septum, which is a wall of cartilage. Nostrils and sinuses are linked with an intricate system of canals and pockets of air called sinus cavities – which span to the back of the skull, above the oral cavity, within the cheekbones and between the eyes and brows.

Nasal Mucosa nasal mucosa helps mediate your immune responses to allergens or infectious particles which can enter through your nose.

Revision Rhinoplasty or Secondary Surgery – a “redo” of an earlier nose job

Nose Bridge – the area of the nose near the eyes, upper part of the nose, firm part of the nose / nose length

Bump – a bump, hump or ridge

Hooked nose – a nose that appears to move downwards and/or downwards and in (around the tip)

Broken Nose – traumatic injury of disfigurement of the nose

Septoplasty – a corrective rhinoplasty technique of the inner structures of the nose canals used for breathing – which may impede on normal breathing if not aligned (e.g. snoring/apnea)

Profile view – a side on view of the face

3/4 View – a slightly turned off-centre view of the face and nose profile

Apnea – obstructed breathing causing mild snoring at night, sometimes caused by nasal structures and facial anatomy that isn’t quite conducive to clear, unobstructed breathing

Medicare – Australian system for medically necessary procedures including some Plastic Surgery and corrective nose surgery procedures

Recovery Period  – a period of time needed to heal and recover from your surgery

Scar – a mark left by a surgical incision, wound or other dermal tissue injuries or skin incisions

Incision – a surgical cut in the skin

Excision – removal of skin or tissues by surgical means (surgical blade or laser)

Asian Rhinoplasty – enhancing or enlarging the nose bridge near the eyes to give a more pronounced projection of the nose in that region of the nose and face

Rhinoplasty Risks – potential risks or complications that may occur in some patients having Rhinoplasty surgery

Elective or Cosmetic Surgery – a personal surgery decision based on aesthetic or cosmetic reasons rather than medical need

Medically Indicated Rhinoplasty Surgery – surgery of the nose or septum (septoplasty) medically warranted due to breathing impediments or other functional concerns with nasal passageways and nasal functions

+-How can I avoid a botched nose job? Patient Resources and Guides

Download a Plastic Surgery Guide – a Great Resource for MALE Rhinoplasty surgery patients

TIPS for successful Rhinoplasty surgery experiences: How to GET a good result you’ll be happy with!

To help minimise your risks of needing revision surgery after a male nose job or male rhinoplasty:

  • choose your Surgeon wisely – and follow pre-surgery and after-care instructions PRECISELY
    • this is crucial to getting a good result because you and your nose surgeon are a TEAM
    • both what YOU DO and what your SURGEON does IMPACT your experience, risks and results
    • recognise a cosmetic surgeon is NOT the same as a fully-qualified FRACS Plastic Surgeon who has accreditation and hospital operating rights
  • have open, honest discussions about what you LIKE and DISLIKE about your nose
  • tell your Surgeon precisely what you’re hoping to change and what you’re hoping to achieve
  • mutually investigate if what you hope for is actually possible through nose surgery
    • existing structures and anatomy influence HOW much your nose shape or size CAN be changed
    • some nose shapes MAY NOT suit other features or may look mis-matched
    • too much reduction, for example, may overly change the face or look fake
    • a natural-looking result complements the entire facial appearance and reduces distracting sizes or unwanted bridge or nose tip shapes
  • ask how changes to the nose might impact what you look like from various angles, as well as in photographs and in the mirror – remember, it’s a central feature and will change NOT JUST THE NOSE appearance but the overall facial appearance


Male Rhinoplasty BENEFITS (Indications)

+-WHY do so many people want a nose job?

Many people are NOT satisfied with their nose shape, size or crookedness.

Other patients want a better nose shape balance that is less indicative of their parental heritage (it’s a very personal decision to change your nose size or shape. Plus, all surgery has risks, including Rhinoplasty. Hence, nose jobs should never be taken lightly. That noted, many people actually hate or dislike their existing nose shape. Plus, many celebrities had nose surgery in their early acting careers. So become an informed patient BEFORE you make decisions as this will help you have a good nose surgery experience.)

Primary REASONS MEN seek Rhinoplasty (why MEN get a Nose Job)

  • Plastic Surgery of your nose may help change, remedy or improve your nose shape when:
    • you don’t like your nose shape
    • you want more symmetry (if you have uneven nostrils, an uneven nose tip or other nose asymmetry)
    • unevenness or bumps
    • a crooked nose bridge
    • breathing difficulties caused by damaged nose structures
  • Rhinoplasty can help balance your nose shape or size with the rest of your existing facial anatomy
  • Nose Surgery can also improve breathing if you have a deviated septum or other trauma, when correction is possible (not all candidates will get a successful result – ask your Surgeon for details)

+-What are the BENEFITS of Rhinoplasty Surgery?

The KEY purpose of getting a male nose job is to surgically ADJUST your nose SIZE, nose SHAPE or bridge STRAIGHTNESS – you can also adjust the NOSE TIP and NOSTRIL flare/nostril size.

  • Male Rhinoplasty surgery techniques can straighten a crooked nose, reduce a nose hump or nose bump, or improve the angle between your nose and upper lip or the nose bridge.
  • Corrective Rhinoplasty may also help you fix your nose following a nose injury or traumatic nose experience (i.e., fixing a broken nose following an accident or a fall)
  • Septoplasty procedures may help
    • improve your nasal passageways
    • restore normal breathing functions
    • must be done properly
    • correction may be limited by existing anatomy or nasal damage
  • Septoplasty is often recommended as PART of primary Rhinoplasty procedures, especially when your nose bridge is being reshaped, resized or straightened using advanced nose surgery techniques.

The MAIN BENEFIT of having Male Rhinoplasty is to get a better looking, more balanced, straighter or more proportionate nose size or shape.

+-MALE Rhinoplasty METHODS including Open vs Closed

All best-practice Rhinoplasty surgery procedures are CUSTOM planned. They need to be fully customised and carefully planned. That’s because everybody’s nose shape concerns, breathing issues and facial anatomy are unique.

But there are a few key TYPES of Rhinoplasty procedures.

Open vs Closed, Tip vs Entire Bridge and Tip  – Methods and Techniques – Overview of MAIN techniques

Rhinoplasty Guide: What’s it like to have a nose job?


Nose Job Guide Download

Rhinoplasty: Best Practices and Hospitals in Melbourne for Nose Reshaping Surgery OR Septoplasty

What SURGEON choices are best for your Rhinoplasty procedure in Australia?

Some basic doctors may offer rhinoplasty. But a Specialist Plastic Surgeon is one of your best Rhinoplasty Surgeon choices, given they have extensive training and qualifications in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery ALONG with AHPRA recognition.

Our top Plastic Surgeons for Nose Surgery are all FRACS recognised. They are nose surgery experts focused on getting patients a positive result that still looks natural in the FIRST nose surgery (primary Rhinoplasty). They aim to help patients avoid costly and emotional revisions by working together with the patient to PLAN this very complex procedure (surgery does have a high revision request rate, especially if patients choose a less trained doctor than a real Plastic Surgeon who is FRACS recognised and belongs to ASAPS, ISAPS or ASPS and more).

Our Team’s RHINOPLASTY Experts (Septoplasty, Open vs Closed, Tip Rhinoplasty and more)

Our team’s nose surgery experts include the following Australian Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Reconstructive Surgeons who focus on nose job procedures and advanced Rhinoplasty techniques including Revision Rhinoplasty (secondary procedures):  


Dr Douglas McManamny FRACS (Plas) in Melbourne Australia (Victoria) – in Hawthorn East/Kew/Bayside area

Specialist Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Richard Sackelariou Bio

Dr Richard Sackelariou, FRACS (Plas) in Melbourne Victoria AND in Sydney Australia – Hawthorn East/Bayside and Double Bay

Other Surgeons on our team who offer face surgery include Dr Geoff Barnett and Dr Richard Maxwell, who are our Team’s additional experts in providing pleasing, natural looking results along with other procedures such as Eyelid Surgery and Facelift surgery.

NOTE: Dr McManamny and Dr Sackelariou have made Rhinoplasty one of their main focus areas for their plastic surgery practices.

Our team of GENUINE accredited SPECIALIST Plastic Surgeons’ affiliations include:


To choose the BEST Rhinoplasty Surgeon for YOUR nose job, be sure you check their qualifications, experience, skills and Membership.

If they are NOT recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) as Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeons, they may not be your best option (avoid less trained surgeons or junior doctors in training for this complex surgical procedure).


NEXT STEP: Book your Initial Consultation

  • Email us or Call on (03) 8849 1444 to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment.
  • Ask for Dr Richard Sackelariou (select times only) or one of our other leading Face Surgeons including Dr McManamny, Dr Barnett and Dr Maxwell.
  • A Referral from your GP or from your Specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral
  • Schedule a confidential consultation with your selected Specialist Plastic Surgeon by paying the $200 booking fee.

Visit our FAQs pages, learn more about your procedure, have a look at our photo galleries and patient reviews.

What to Bring to your Surgeon Consultation

  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly

Want more information before scheduling your Surgeon consultation?

  • Request more information about the procedure – call or contact us
  • Book a Complimentary Nurse Consultation (FREE)
  • Organise a phone call with Patient Coordinator (FREE)
  • Attend our Regular Practice Events and hear from our of Plastic Surgeons and their top support team (FREE)
  • Organise a Skype call consultation with a Surgeon (available for Interstate patients)
  • Speak with a past patient that has had the procedure – call or contact us
  • Browse our Frequently Asked Questions including including how to choose a Surgeon for your procedure

Please contact us using this form to arrange to book a consultation with one of our expert Specialist Plastic Surgeons or to speak with our Patient Care Coordinator.

Send an enquiry form today or phone (03) 8849 1444