Everyone has one facial feature that they wish was just a little different. For some people, it’s their cheekbones. Others tend to be a bit upset with the way their eyes look, their foreheads look, or their mouths look. Among men, most features can be remedied with facial hair or just getting the right haircut.
Your nose, however, is one of the few facial features you can’t hide with a beard of a moustache. It also helps “frame” your face and gives shape to your profile. Studies have shown that the shape and size of a man’s nose can play a huge factor in whether or not he’s perceived as handsome.
For centuries, people had to be resigned to coping with the nose they were born with – even when it wasn’t exactly the best possible outcome. Thankfully, there’s a new to change the way your nose looks permanently. It’s called rhinoplasty, and it can change the way you live your life.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Many people know what rhinoplasty is when it’s referred to as a “nose job.” Still not sure what rhinoplasty is? Well, nose jobs happen to be cosmetic surgery procedures that change the shape, inner structure, or size of a person’s nose.
Rhinoplasty is a permanent procedure that can involve a very wide variety of different methods to achieve results. It’s highly invasive, and is performed by a specially-trained surgeon. In some cases, it’s used to correct a deviated septum and alleviate sinus issues.
A wide range of different surgical methods can be used during rhinoplasty, depending on what your goal is. This can include adding implants to your nose, altering the cartilage in and around your nose, or changing your nasolabial folds.
What’s The Difference Between Rhinoplasty For Men and Women?
Men and women have different bodies and different goals when it comes to their appearance. Men and women also have different facial structures, and tend to have different concerns when it comes to surgery. Even the way genders heal can differ!
Plastic surgeons need to know different techniques to ensure aesthetic success for each gender. This leaves most men at an impasse. The vast majority of rhinoplasty surgeries are performed on women, but that doesn’t mean it’s a female-exclusive procedure.
Why Do Men Choose Rhinoplasty?
There are plenty of reasons why men would choose to undergo rhinoplasty. Most men do it because they want to permanentl alter the shape of their noses for aesthetic reasons. After all, no one wants to feel ugly, and if you feel self-conscious about your nose, it can make a huge difference.
In some cases, rhinoplasty is done to alleviate sleep apnea and assist in breathing difficulties. Doctors strongly suggest getting rhinoplasty if you have a deviated septum due to an accident or an injury.
The benefits of rhinoplasty include:
- Improved self-esteem
- Better breathing
- Improved sleep quality
- Improved overall appearance
Around 10 percent of all aesthetic rhinoplasties is performed on a man. So, if you want to have a nose job, you’re not the only guy who’s considered it.
How Is Male Rhinoplasty Performed?
Each procedure will differ from patient to patient, based on what the patient’s goals are and what needs to be done. The procedure starts with a consultation that involves doctors determining whether you’re a candidate. If you’re good to go, he will work with you to determine what techniques need to be employed.
Rhinoplasty is almost always done under general anesthesia and has to be done by a professional surgeon. After anesthesia sets in, the surgeon will work on both the inside and outside of your nose depending on what you need to have happen. This means incisions will be made.
Once the doctor is done, any incisions get closed via strategically-placed sutures. Most rhinoplasties only take an hour or so to perform on operating tables. After the surgery’s done, your nose will be bandaged and given splints.
In most cases, the after-surgry issus you will probably experience include moderate pain, swelling, bruising, and skin stiffness around the surgery area. Most patients will be able to get rid of bandages within two days, with a nearly-full recovery usually being a maximum of five days.
Who’s A Good Candidate for Male Rhinoplasty?
Not all men who want to get a nose job should get it. Some people just aren’t good candidates, and the truth is that certain traits are mandatory if you want to have a good outcome in your surgery. Doctors note that the best candidate will be a man who:
- Currently is in good health
- Can recover well from surgery
- Will be able to take time off to recover
- Has a deviated septum or a nose shape that you want to improve
Sound familiar? If so, you should consider talking to a professional about your goals. Though it looks promising, every candidate for male plastic surgery has to be individually interviewed by a surgeon before the procedure can happen.
Above all, any and all men who want to get a nose job need to have realistic expectations about their appearance results. Surgeons are very skilled, but they are not miracle workers. As a result, it’s important to talk about the expectations in length to ensure you’re on the same page with your doctor.
Are You Considering Male Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty currently rests as of the most common plastic surgery procedures among men. To receive more information, give our office a call to set-up a consultation.