How to Get an Upturned Nose [The Magnum Guide]

When it comes to the shape of one’s nose, there seems to be a consensus that an upturned nose looks feminine. Most men steer away from having an upturned nose. However, many people consider an upturned nose attractive.

There are mostly only two ways to get an upturned nose: dermal fillers and rhinoplasty. However, makeup and contour can also improve your nose’s appearance. 

An upturned nose is also referred to as a “pixie nose” or “pig-nose”. This is because the tip of the nose is slightly tilted upward, thus making your nostrils much more visible. With an upright angle, your nose will look slightly smaller than it is.

Some people consider having an upturned nose to be a requirement for facial beauty. It helps complement your facial features and makes you more memorable to those around you.

We’re going to discuss how to reshape your nose, specifically, how you would go about getting an upturned nose.

For an overview of important nose aesthetics principles, check out this Looks Theory episode:

Dermal Fillers (Liquid Nose Job)

Dermal fillers can help reshape your nose. They are a harmless substance that can make the skin on your face look healthier. It is also less invasive than your average plastic surgery.

Fillers consist of hyaluronic acid. The name may sound scary, but its effects are only beneficial for people who wish to get an upturned nose. It is a gel that is injected under the skin to help reshape the nose. Hyaluronic acid also increases collagen production in the area it’s injected into.

But is it expensive to use dermal fillers?

Well, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that most dermal filler rhinoplasties cost around $644 to $1,930 per syringe. It is much less expensive than an actual nose job (rhinoplasty), which has an average price of around $5,409 and does not include the cost of anesthesia, operating room fees, and other fees.

The cost of dermal fillers depends mostly on how many vials you will need. You may need to have a few sessions, depending on how much your nose needs to change. On top of that, filler goes away and needs to be topped off every 4 to 6 months. This adds up, and at some point, rhinoplasty just becomes the cheaper option.

Getting dermal fillers injected in the nose takes about 20 to 60 minutes per session. If you are worried about side effects, there’s no need. Negative side effects are often very rare in dermal filler injections. The most common side effect is usually bruising, which goes away on its own.

Liquid Nose Job Before/After

Keep in mind that dermal fillers can’t actually make your nose turn up. They can fill in the bridge making your nose look straighter, but to drastically change the shape of your nose beyond that, you need rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

Nose jobs might be expensive, but they still give permanent and effective results. Nose jobs are one of the most popular methods for reshaping your nose. If you want to have a permanent, long-lasting change, you may want to invest in this.

Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. To get an upturned nose, the surgeon might use an open incision on the tip and remove some of the bone and cartilage. This results in an upturned nose.

When we think of getting an upturned nose with plastic surgery, we might immediately think of Michael Jackson.

It is important to note that plastic surgery does not come without risks. Risks such as difficulty in breathing, infections, and bleeding can still occur. However, a board-certified plastic surgeon will have access to a hospital should anything go wrong.

Before you decided to get a surgery for an upturned nose, you must be very sure that you have planned for all possible scenarios and thoroughly vetted your doctor. Make sure to look at before/after photos, so you don’t end up looking like Michael Jackson. Take the necessary steps to decrease your chances of risk.

The above is a good example of rhinoplasty to get a more upturned nose.


Is contouring your nose to make it upturned worth it? I say, yes. Applying makeup for an upturned nose may get you only a temporary effect, but it is also one of the least expensive and invasive alternatives among the available options. You’re also going to look extra fine when taking selfies.

With contouring, you’re in control of how strong you make the effect. With makeup, all you’re going to need is the right shade and color, the right brush, and the right technique. Learning something that makes you look more attractive is never a bad thing.

Applying contour on your face to get an upturned nose is a very versatile method since you can easily choose the right look. It’s completely up to you how you want your nose to look like in certain situations. If you prefer, you can even highlight other parts of your face to take attention away from your nose.

While contour can’t literally upturn your nose, it can give it the same type of shape and make it look more feminine.

Nose Exercises

There is no scientific evidence that proves that nose exercises permanently change the shape of your nose. Exercises cannot change fatty tissue or cartilage. There is no mechanism for how any facial exercise could possibly work or affect your nose. Likewise, there are a total of zero before/after photos of nose exercises being effective.


Several methods can help you get an upturned nose. From undergoing invasive procedures to simply using makeup, getting the upturned nose of your dreams is now a simple process. You can even pair your new nose with a strong jawline to look even more attractive. Simply head here to read our guide on how to optimize your jawline.

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