21st August 2015

Rhinoplasty patients avoid sexual and intimate life 74% less after a nose job, new study finds

Researchers at The Nose Clinic in Guildford working with the Centre for Appearance Research asked 90 patients about how often they avoided sexual and intimate life because of their nose on a scale of from 0 (not at all) to 10 (all the time). Before the operation, patients rated their level of avoidance of sexual and intimate life as 1.83 out of 10. After the operation, patients rated their avoidance of social life as .48, a significant decrease in avoidance of  74%.

The recent study, led at The Nose Clinic by rhinoplasty specialist, Julian Rowe-Jones, revealed that patients having cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) also found their noses less noticeable and were less self-conscious after their surgery. The patients worried less about the appearance of their nose and checked their appearance less.

The study’s findings are consistent with many other studies that claim rhinoplasty patients feel an improvement in their self esteem and quality of life.

Rhinoplasty patients have less avoidance of sexual and intimate life after a nose job

For the majority of rhinoplasty patients, rhinoplasty outcomes are favourable and patients are very happy with their new nose. In response to whether their nose surgery matched their expectations on a scale of 0 (not at all) to 10 (totally), 84.2% of patients in the study reported that that their nose job rated 7/10 or higher 12 months after their procedure.

One of Mr. Rowe-Jones’s patients said after rhinoplasty surgery: “I felt at ease immediately with Mr. Rowe-Jones. He prioritises the physical and emotional well being of his patients and he always ‘listens’ to his patients’ concerns and worries. He manages very well ‘overly ambitious’ expectations, as the end results need to appear ‘seamless’ and natural. The end result was really so natural looking, and I was so pleased with the aesthetics.”

Furthermore, a research published in Clinical Psychological Science says that plastic surgery patients could experience more joy in life, a higher sense of satisfaction and greater self-esteem. A healthy level of self-esteem plays a major role in ability to maintain close relationships and to enjoy a full sexual relationship.

“The nose is one of the most noticeable features of the face”, said Mr Rowe-Jones, “and so it is understandable that if you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, your self-esteem and sense of inner well-being may suffer.” And so does your sexual life.


About Julian Rowe-Jones

Julian Rowe-Jones founded The Nose Clinic in 1998 with a clear mission to deliver world leading standards of cosmetic nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) in Guildford, and now in Harley Street, London. His aim is to provide a level of friendly and professional consultancy, advice, support and patient care that complements and enhances these standards. His expertise as a rhinoplasty surgeon is central to the success of his patients; and you can read more about his background and experience in specialising.