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 to look the way they want. 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.
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, including:
A male rhinoplasty is suitable for any male who feels their nose is too bulbous, large, or wants to correct the shape. This is also a suitable option for those who have previously had an injury which changed the shape or size of the nose. Male rhinoplasty is suitable for those who have airflow problems that they are wishing to correct.
Candidates will need to be in good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations of what the rhinoplasty procedure is able to achieve.
Prior to having a male rhinoplasty, you will have to undertake a consultation with a surgeon at Centre for 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:
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.
There are three types of male rhinoplasty surgeries:
After a male rhinoplasty, it is common to experience bruising and swelling, particularly around the nose and lower eyelids.
To help speed up the recovery process, you will need to keep your nose elevated. This includes while you sleep – make sure you sleep on numerous pillows and avoid sleeping on your face and your side. Centre for Surgery recommends applying ice to your nose for the first 48 hours to help alleviate swelling and bruising.