A male rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure that alters the size and shape of the nose, specially designed to enhance men’s features.
As a man, maybe you don’t spend that much time looking at the mirror. But if in the few times you have done it, you feel like your nose looks too big, crooked or droopy, this article might be perfect for you.
Why do Men Get Nose Jobs?
Maybe you think you were born with a good old fashion “Rome Nose” that gives you character and personality. Still, deep down, maybe you don’t really like it after all the bullying and body shamming some friends did to you. Or perhaps your nose doesn’t look the same after a sports injury playing rugby, football, or boxing.
Whatever your case, there is a solution! This rhinoplasty procedure could be strictly cosmetic surgery, or it could also be done to improve the nose’s breathing function.
The latter would involve doing a septoplasty to fix a deviated septum, thus improving narrowed air passages in the nose that could prevent you from correct breathing. This is also related to snoring and breathing difficulties during sleeping and exercise. So, not everything is about looking good. Sometimes it is about breathing right too!
And in the case of men, this cosmetic procedures has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Almost everyone can go through this procedure. If everything is good during your pre-up check-up, and all of your lab results are within range, you are good to go!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MALE RHINOPLASTY?
The nose really is the centerpiece of the face. It is the most important facial feature, and as such, it must be in balance and harmony with the rest.
A big nose can take away all the attention from beautiful lips or eyes. So it is that important!
During a male nose surgery, several characteristics can be addressed and ultimately changed, like:
- A nasal bridge too high or low.
- A dorsal hump: mainly inherited.
- Flaring or pinched nostrils.
- A droopy or crooked nose, perhaps after a sports injury.
- An oversized bulbous tip.
- Nose bridge width.
- Severe post-rhinoplasty deformities.
The ultimate goal is to do a nose reshaping and resizing in balance with the rest of the facial features. Keeping symmetry and aesthetics while minimizing the appearance of imperfections.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEMALE AND MALE RHINOPLASTY?
Essentially, the procedure is the same. However, the goals and techniques may vary. It’s all about the slope and angles!
In doing a male rhinoplasty, the plastic surgeon must masculinize the nose. It is about improving the men’s facial appearance, emphasizing a prominent, generally wider and higher bridge.
Also, the nasal tip should be less rotated, so the angle formed between the upper lip and the nose should be kept around 90 degrees. In that way, the nose doesn’t end up too feminized, with too much exposure of nostrils, losing the strong male desired characteristics.
In fact, some male patients could also require a chin implant to enhance the jawline and the overall facial appearance to improve symmetry and balance. However, this should be properly discussed with your plastic surgeon.
Let’s Talk About Goals and Expectations!
Since the nose is essentially the center of the face, a little goes a long way, which means that with little changes, you can see big differences and results!
Also, this rhinoplasty surgery is a customized procedure. A nose that looks good on a celebrity most likely won’t look the same or be the best shape for you!
The bone and cartilage structure, even the skin, play an important role in the final appearance of the nose after plastic surgery. Also, the rest of the facial features must be taken into account to keep the symmetry and balance, as well as an overall natural-looking result.
For that reason, it is essential to have excellent communication with your surgeon. In that way, you can express your expectations and desires, and your doctor will talk you through the process, explaining and making the best recommendations for your particular case.
How Is the Procedure?
In the first case, the incisions are made inside the nostrils, with less swelling and no visible scarring. This is the most used technique and preferred by male rhinoplasty patients.
On the other hand, the open technique involves incisions in the skin’s surface between the nostrils, leaving minimal external scars that are hidden between the natural folds of skin. This approach is needed in more complex cases.
Ultimately, it is the surgeon’s prerogative to decide which technique is better for you.
How Long Is the Procedure?
A nose job could take between 1-2 hrs. It is an outpatient procedure done under general anesthesia.
When you exit the operation room, you may have some packs inside the nostrils, which should be removed before your discharge. Also, you will have a plaster cast or splint over the bridge of your nose for about 7-10 days after surgery.
The splint is designed to reduce the swelling and help stabilize the nose’s new shape. Also, it prevents you from accidentally hurting or bumping your nose during that critical time.
The level of pain and discomfort is usually very low, and your doctor will prescribe you antibiotics and painkillers.
Right after surgery, you should get used to breathing through the mouth because of all the swelling of the nasal airway. It’s not a big problem, but it can be a little uncomfortable!
Also, expect some swelling and bruising. You could look like a raccoon with two black eyes, but nothing to be worried about. They usually diminish after 72 hrs with the help of Arnica and ice packs.
It’s common to present some nasal bleeding, as well as numbness around the area.
Some recommendations that your doctor will give you for the immediate recovery are:
– Sleeping in a semi-upright position.
– Don’t blow your nose or sneeze through your nose.
– Don’t remove any crust that you have around the internal sutures. Wait until your check-up consult!
– Don’t take hot baths or wet your splint.
You should take a leave of absence from your work for ten days and shouldn’t engage in strenuous physical activity for around 4-6 weeks. Also, your surgeon will tell you to avoid contact sports for approximately 3-6 months.
The final appearance of a rhinoplasty could take up to a year! And some doctors say that it could take almost two years in total, considering the cartilage and internal tissue healing.
A Final Word
A male rhinoplasty may seem like a simple procedure. Still, it carries complexity and attention to detail to get the best results!
Also, this cosmetic surgery can have a huge impact on self-esteem and boost confidence. Men usually don’t only look different but change their attitude for the better. So, don’t you ever underestimate the power of a good male nose job!
HOW MUCH DOES MALE RHINOPLASTY COST?
Male rhinoplasty surgery cost depends on many factors.
We know that the economic factor is important when it comes to making a decision. Therefore, we offer the possibility for the patient to come to our facilities for a first free no-obligation visit.
The patient can consult with the surgeon regarding all their doubts and worries. According to the characteristics of each patient, we will offer the best solution for each case.
Doctor Jesús Benito is a board certified specialist in facial plastic surgery. He masters several surgical techniques which allow him to achieve the best results in nose deformities. Some of his techniques have been presented in different scientific publications and at international congresses.
With more than 20 years of experience, Doctor Jesús Benito is a recognised authority in Spain in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
Doctor Jesús Benito
Specialist in face and body cosmetic surgery for men.
- Secretary of the ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).
- Former president of the Spanish Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (AECEP).
- 2013 Gold Medal (Forum Europa)
Bibliography & Publications:
- Yoon T, Benito-Ruiz J, Garcia-Diez E, Serra-Renom JM. Our algorithm for nasal reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006;59(3):239-47.
- Benito-Ruiz J, Raigosa M, Yoon TS. Columella Reconstruction Using a Free Flap From the First Web Space of the Foot. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Sep; 69(3):279-82
- Rinoplastia Reductiva en hombres. XLV Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Plástica, Reparadora y estética. Girona, 27-28 de mayo de 2010.
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