Your nose is one of the most prominent features of the face and it impacts your appearance more than you might be aware of. A well-shaped nose will frame your face well, while a misshapen or overly-large nose can unbalance your face and bring attention to itself. A strong nose that suits your face well can make you look masculine and balanced. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that helps rejuvenate the size, shape, and contours of your nose. Dr. Wallach is an expert in male rhinoplasty and has helped men achieve a flattering profile.
The nose is one of the most common facial features that men feel self-conscious about. Men who have large and bulbous noses often feel insecure about their appearance. Studies also show that men who improve the appearance of their nose usually show more confidence in their social life and at work after the procedure.
Where previously, an unattractive nose was something you just had to live with, male rhinoplasty can now help you change your appearance and achieve a nose that fits harmoniously with the rest of your face.
What is male rhinoplasty?
Popularly known as a nose job, rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that helps alter the shape and size of your nose. Unlike the use of injectables for facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty is an invasive procedure that gives you permanent long-term results. The surgery has different degrees of invasiveness; you can add cartilage grafts, remove some of the nasal cartilage, or treat the entire nasal bone, cartilage, and soft tissue, giving you a more shapely and graceful nose.
How is it different from female rhinoplasty?
Men and women have different bodies with varied requirements. Usually, men desire a stronger nose with a more modest nasal tip; while women wish to decrease the size of their nose and add a slight upturn to the nasal tip. Additionally, each gender can come with different skin thicknesses around the nose which can affect results differently.
These different needs require that your chosen plastic surgeon knows different techniques for each patient. Even though a majority of rhinoplasty surgeries are performed on women, it is not a procedure exclusively for women. Men get nose jobs too, and about 10-15% percent of all rhinoplasty surgeries are performed on men.
Why do men choose the rhinoplasty procedure?
Some men are born with a large and misshapen nose, or others may have sustained an injury. Men often choose rhinoplasty to alter the shape and size of their nose. A crooked nose may also affect your breathing, and male rhinoplasty may offer relief from breathing problems. For those suffering from a deviated septum, rhinoplasty is recommended to improve breathing. Here are some of the benefits of rhinoplasty:
- A boost to your self-image and confidence
- Better breathing during everyday activities
- Improved sleep quality
- Enhanced appearance
What is the male rhinoplasty procedure?
Rhinoplasty is a customizable procedure, so the technique depends on your individual requirements. During your consultation, Dr. Wallach will ask you specific questions to understand your aesthetic goals and understand how you want your nose to appear. This helps him personalize the male rhinoplasty procedure to help you achieve your goals.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia or deep sedation while Dr. Wallach uses his vast experience and surgical skills to reshape your nose. If you are suffering from breathing issues, an internal surgery involving the septum and/or turbinates may also be performed to alleviate your symptoms.
Your surgery may take a two or three hours for completion. Carefully placed sutures to close the incision, bandages, and splints will support your new nose during the recovery period.
Some of the side effects of rhinoplasty include swelling, bleeding, pain, bruising, and stiffness of the skin as you heal. In most cases, the bandages are removed within a a week, and most people can return to the gym within about 6 weeks. It can take a year and sometimes longer to see the final result. You must be sure to attend all your follow-up appointments since these allow Dr. Wallach to make sure that your healing process is proceeding correctly.
Who is a good candidate for the procedure?
Even though rhinoplasty is an attractive surgical option for achieving the nose one desires, not everybody is a good candidate for the procedure. The best candidate is in good health and has realistic expectations from the procedure. He should also wish to alter the shape of the nose due to cosmetic or functional reasons. Your plastic surgeon will also check to ensure that you have sufficient bone and cartilage to be able to sustain the changes made by rhinoplasty.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Wallach can plan the right male rhinoplasty procedure for you during a private consultation at our office. To schedule a consultation and begin discussing your options, contact us by calling or filling out our online form.