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Rhinoplasty surgery is not just for women. Many men find that a male rhinoplasty operation can improve their facial appearance dramatically, and surgeons are continuously refining the surgical techniques to enable men look they way they want to. The techniques for male rhinoplasty must be specially adapted for the bone and cartilage architecture of the male nose. The reason for this lies in the fact that what looks good for a man and what looks good for a woman are different.
There are three types of male rhinoplasty surgery:
The consultation begins by having an opportunity to discuss your ideas, concerns and expectations about the male rhinoplasty procedure with your surgeon, and ask any relevant questions you may have.
Your male rhinoplasty surgeon will:
- Take a focused history and examine you
- Explain the male rhinoplasty procedure
- Take your needs and preferences into account when deciding on the most appropriate treatment option for you
A male rhinoplasty surgeon can be either from a plastic surgery, ENT surgery or maxillofacial surgery background. All three specialities are fully trained to perform male rhinoplasty.
The average angle between a person’s nose is 90 to 120 degrees, but this differs between men and women. Women generally look better with a larger angle, while men usually prefer a smaller one. This is true also of the angle between the nose and the forehead. Men have more pronounced and lower brows, and this has to be taken into consideration as well.
The most important thing for a person’s nose, no matter whether they are male or female, is to be in harmony with the rest of their face. This balance is the key aspect which determines a successful outcome.
Many men find themselves getting a male rhinoplasty less often for nose actual shaping and more to tackle undesirable features of their nose. Some don’t like their noses because they are just too big. This is a common problem. A large nose may draw attention away from other facial features. The nose tends to dominate the face, so that people looking at you don’t see other features like the eyes, mouth or cheekbones.
The most common reason for male rhinoplasty is to reduce the size of the nose, although that is not the only thing that a male rhinoplasty can achieve.
There are other reasons to consult with a surgeon besides an unduly large nose:
For example, your nose may droop. A drooping nose can affect your side profile, as well as contribute to a drooped facial appearance.
Some men may be unhappy with the tip of their nose. The most common tip appearance is a nose that points upward at the tip which is generally considered an undesirable facial feature.
Male Rhinoplasty can correct both of these conditions, while keeping the length and overall shape of your nose the same.
Many are unhappy with the bump in their nose. At Centre for Surgery, our surgeons refer to this as a dorsal bump. A dorsal bump is most evident in the side profile view, and it is a facial feature which many men are uncomfortable with.
Male Rhinoplasty is often employed to help out those who have trouble airflow problems and breathing through the nose because of the shape of their nose. This can be caused by a deformity in the shape of the nose, and male rhinoplasty can tackle this common problem.
Men often seek medical attention from surgeons to straighten a broken nose after trauma. Traumatic incidents can significantly affect the delicate structure of the nose and this can be difficult to correct. Centre for Surgery have special expertise in performing male rhinoplasty after trauma for the mist pleasing aesthetic results.
Am I an ideal candidate for male rhinoplasty?
The most common reason for men to opt for male rhinoplasty is to straighten a broken nose after a traumatic incident. You may also opt for it to reshape undesirable features of the nose, but you must have realistic expectations.
How is male rhinoplasty performed?
There are three techniques that you can go for; rhinoplasty, septorhinoplasty and rhinotip correction.
You should speak to the surgeon to find out the right technique for you during your consultation.
Which male rhinoplasty technique is right for me?
If you do not like the look of your nose then rhinoplasty is the technique to opt for as it helps reshape the nose.
If you have been experiencing trouble breathing from your nose due to internal nasal obstructions then you will need to opt for a combination of rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty.
Rhinotip correction focuses on the structure of the underlying cartilage to reshape the look of the tip of your nose.
How do I prepare for the male rhinoplasty surgery?
We recommend our patients to quit smoking a few weeks before their operation to prevent bleeding during the surgery as well as ensure better healing.
How long does the procedure take?
The male rhinoplasty procedure can take up to two hours while a revision surgery can take up to two and a half hours for completion.
What is the recovery period like?
Expect some swelling for the first few days following your surgery, but you can take pain medication to ease the discomfort. There will be bruising which will fade away over time and you should be able to feel comfortable in social situations after a week, which is when you can go back to your normal routine. However, strenuous activities are not advised until 3 weeks following your surgery.
What results can I expect from male rhinoplasty?
Initial swelling will subdue within a few weeks and you will start seeing changes in the appearance of your nose, however final result can take up to a year to completely show. If you are having breathing problems before your surgery, you will find that it has improved.
What are the risks associated with male rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty complications are very uncommon. Potential risks with rhinoplasty include bleeding, nasal airflow problems, surgical site infection, wound breakdown and dorsal bridge depression. Our day surgery units are specially equipped for the performance of rhinoplasty surgery that is both safe and effective. At Centre for Surgery, these risks are minimised through meticulous preparation and pre-operative planning by the surgical team.
Will I have scars left after the surgery?
Certain male rhinoplasty technique such as the closed rhinoplasty involves incisions on the inside of the nose, therefore leaving no visible scars. However, an open rhinoplasty involves an incision under the tip of the nose which fades over time.
If scarring is a concern for you then we recommend you to speak to the surgeon during your consultation who can help you find the most suitable technique to meet your needs.
I have breathing problems, can I still opt for male rhinoplasty?
Yes, as previously mentioned certain breathing problems caused by crooked or pinched nose can be cured with nose-reshaping surgery and it can help improve both appearance and functionality of the nose.
I want revision surgery, how long do I need to wait after my initial surgery?
After your first nose-reshaping surgery, it is ideally recommended not to have any further work done for 12-18 months so that favorable outcome can be achieved after a revision surgery. However, seldom waiting for a whole year could worsen the nasal framework and make the correction harder. Hence, the waiting period between your first and revision surgery must be carefully decided by you and your surgeon by looking at the result that was achieved and your expectation.