Americans and Rhinoplasty Infographic by Dr. Kassir

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Aug. 5, 2013, 1:07 p.m.

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Rhinoplasty, or nose job surgery, is the surgical procedure that involves changing the shape and size of the nose. The goal of rhinoplasty is often to achieve better harmony between the nose and the other facial features. Each year 500,000 people seek consultation to approve the appearance of their nose, states American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). Healthy teenagers and adults who wish to have an improvement in their nasal appearance are good candidates for the rhinoplasty procedure. The top 5 Features of the Nose Resulting in Rhinoplasty are: Too long, Crooked or twisted, Too big, Profile out of balance, and/or Thick tip. The time in surgery for rhinoplasty patients is between 1 and 3 hours, and the recovery time is roughly 7-10 days. 


Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is sometimes referred to as “nose reshaping” or a “nose job”.


In 2012, rhinoplasty ranked as the third most requested procedure… only behind facelifts & eyelid surgery.


Rhinoplasty is also the number 1 in demand facial plastic surgery among men. It is ranked 3rd amongst women.


Every year 500,000 people seek consultation for enhancement of the appearance of their nose.


Some are unhappy with the nose they were born with or the way their nose has changed with age.


Many people have an additional goal of improving their breathing.


For others, an injury may have distorted the nose.


And those who had a previous rhinoplasty that was not successful may want a corrective procedure.


Fourteen is usually the earliest age to undergo a rhinoplasty.


5 most common reasons for having a nose job:

  • Too long
  • Too big
  • Profile out of balance
  • Crooked or twisted
  • Thick tip


Profile plasty Men vs. Women


  • Hump reduction
  • Strong square jawline


  • Tip refinement
  • Neck contouring


Most sought after celebrity noses:


  • Brad Pitt
  • Jonny Depp
  • George Clooney
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Jude Law


  • Halle Berry
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Kate Middleton
  • Natalie Portman
  • Keira Knigthley


Average rhinoplasty procedure cost in America is $5,541


Average rhinoplasty procedure cost in New York is $15,000


$223.3 million was spent on rhinoplasty by Americans in 2012.


80-90% of patients are happy with first rhinoplasty results.


10-20% of patients choose to have a second rhinoplasty (revision).



Patients get rhinoplasty information from:

42% social

48% friends


The scoop on rhinoplasty:

Time in surgery: 1-3 hours

Anesthesia: twilight or general

Dressing or splint: 5-10 days

Swelling or brusing: 7-14 days

Sutures out, if needed: 5-8 days

Recovery time: 7-14 days

Average costs: Based on procedure