Male Rhinoplasty

Male rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a permanent procedure to reconstruct your nose. For male patients, there are several ways of performing a rhinoplasty. Methods often include inserting implants, redistributing the nasal cartilage, and smoothing or otherwise altering the wrinkles seen near the nose extending to the corners of the mouth (known as the nasolabial folds). While rhinoplasty can have aesthetic benefits for men, such as restoring facial balance, breathing health advantages often exist.

How Is Male Rhinoplasty Performed on Men?

There are two ways of performing rhinoplasty: external and internal. Procedures do not differ all that much for male patients than they do for female patients:

External Rhinoplasty

An incision is cut between the nasal openings in an external rhinoplasty (or open rhinoplasty). This allows the surgeon easy access to the bone and the tissue inside. The scar left behind is minimal and undetectable. External rhinoplasty is very commonly seen if the procedure requires revision. The primary benefit of external rhinoplasty is increased accuracy, a significant boon if the nose is shaped complexly. This procedure generally takes about one hour to complete.

Internal Rhinoplasty

Internal rhinoplasty (or closed rhinoplasty) does not use an incision. Instead, the procedure is done directly through the nostrils. As there’s no need to cut an incision, swelling decreases and the operation time is shorter. Internal and external rhinoplasties are about as common as one another for primary procedures.


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Who Is a Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?

While it may seem otherwise, rhinoplasty in males is far from rare. About 22,000 rhinoplasties are performed on males every year, making it the most common type of plastic surgery performed on males.

Besides improving appearance, rhinoplasty has several health benefits. The procedure can correct septal deformities and strengthen breathing areas to correct septal deviation or help with sleep apnea. Of course, rhinoplasty is also beneficial for men who can successfully recover from plastic surgery, are relatively healthy, and desire to improve their most prominent facial feature, the nose.

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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

What’s the Difference Between Rhinoplasty For Men and Women?

Men and women have different bodies and goals regarding their appearance. They also have different facial structures and tend to have different concerns about 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.

Male Rhinoplasty Before and After

What Can I Expect During My Rhinoplasty Recovery?

Rhinoplasty recovery typically doesn’t take too long. A splint will be placed on the nose immediately after surgery to keep the area straight during initial healing. This will likely stay on for between five to seven days. When the splint is removed, you can go about daily activities. After another week, most of the facial swelling will have subsided. After week three, you should be able to return to cardiovascular activities such as jogging. After week six, you should be able to return to impact sports and resistance workouts, such as soccer or weightlifting. There will be minor swelling for several months, but this is nothing that cannot be covered with makeup.

Why Do Men Choose Rhinoplasty?

There are plenty of reasons why men choose to undergo rhinoplasty. Most do it to permanently alter their noses’ shape 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 alleviates sleep apnea and assists 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 are performed on a man. So, if you want a nose job, you’re not the only guy considering it.

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