Can Men Get Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Rhinoplasty surgery is available to men, but the procedure differs from a nose job performed on women. To understand the differences between male rhinoplasty and female nose surgeries, let’s examine both procedures in detail.
What Is a Male Rhinoplasty?
A male rhinoplasty is used to reshape or resize a man’s nose or correct structural defects of the nose. Men can undergo a rhinoplasty surgery to ensure the nose complements the cheeks, chin, and other facial features. In addition, men can use a nose job to address a bulbous nasal tip, straighten the nasal bridge, and address other nose defects.
Is Male Rhinoplasty Surgery Popular?
Rhinoplasty ranked third in terms of cosmetic surgical procedures performed on men in 2018, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). It also accounted for 25 percent of all cosmetic surgical procedures performed on men in 2018, ASPS reported, and could prove to be a popular facial rejuvenation treatment for men in the years to come.
What Are the Benefits of Male Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Men sometimes choose male rhinoplasty surgery to repair structural problems of the nose. A man can also use a nose job to reshape or resize his nose, resulting in a nose that perfectly matches his face. In doing so, a man can use nose surgery to simultaneously bolster his facial appearance and increase his self-confidence.
Is There a “Standard” Male Rhinoplasty Procedure?
There is no such thing as a “standard” rhinoplasty procedure for all men. Since each man’s nose is different, a rhinoplasty must be tailored to his facial features. Thus, a personalized rhinoplasty treatment plan can help a man achieve a nose that works properly and is proportional to all other facial features.
Is There an Ideal Candidate for Male Nose Surgery?
Much in the way there is no standard male nose surgery procedure, there is no ideal candidate for a male rhinoplasty. At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh requests a patient evaluation before he performs a male rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Azizzadeh is globally recognized for his facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery expertise, and he uses his knowledge to help a man determine if a male rhinoplasty is the best course of action to rejuvenate the facial appearance.
What Should a Man Expect During a Rhinoplasty Treatment Consultation?
During a male rhinoplasty evaluation, Dr. Azizzadeh reviews a patient’s medical history and evaluates his nose and other facial features. Dr. Azizzadeh also finds out why a patient is considering male nose surgery.
If Dr. Azizzadeh believes a patient can benefit from a male rhinoplasty, he then crafts a custom treatment plan with a patient’s facial rejuvenation goals in mind. Dr. Azizzadeh sometimes recommends a patient undergo male rhinoplasty surgery on its own. Or, Dr. Azizzadeh can recommend a male rhinoplasty and other facial rejuvenation procedures like an eyelid lift or neck lift be performed in combination with one another.
What Happens During a Male Rhinoplasty Procedure?
After Dr. Azizzadeh develops a treatment plan for a male rhinoplasty patient, he prepares the patient for surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh offers instructions to help a patient get ready for a male rhinoplasty, as well as responds to any treatment concerns or questions. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh educates the patient about any side effects of a male rhinoplasty, as well as what to expect after the procedure is completed.
A typical male rhinoplasty is completed as an outpatient procedure, and a patient receives general anesthesia. Open or closed male rhinoplasty can be performed based on the patient’s treatment goals. With an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Azizzadeh uses a small bridging incision to connect the patient’s left and right nostrils. Comparatively, with a closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Azizzadeh performs the procedure inside the patient’s nostrils, thereby hiding incisions inside the nose.
What Are the Side Effects of Male Nose Surgery?
Male rhinoplasty surgery usually takes up to three hours to perform, and the amount of time required to complete the procedure varies based on the patient. Upon completion, a male rhinoplasty patient can experience swelling, headaches, and other physical symptoms that persist for about three days.
A male rhinoplasty patient receives a nose bandages and cast after surgery and will stay in place for approximately one week. After the nose bandages and cast are removed, the patient can then resume his everyday activities.
How Long Do the Results of a Male Rhinoplasty Last?
The results of a male rhinoplasty generally become visible within one to two years of treatment and are long-lasting. However, the natural aging process can impact how long the results of a male rhinoplasty remain visible.
Since the natural aging process varies from person to person, the results of a male rhinoplasty can begin to fade as a patient gets older. Fortunately, men who use sun protection and maintain a healthy lifestyle are better equipped than others to maximize the results of male rhinoplasty surgery.
What Is a Female Rhinoplasty?
Much like a male rhinoplasty, nose surgery for women can rejuvenate the facial appearance. Yet a female rhinoplasty enhances the facial appearance in a different way than a male nose surgery, due to the differences between the male and female nose.
A masculine nose often features a straight bridge, along with a nasal tip that projects at a 90° angle. Conversely, a feminine nose usually has a soft bridge and a nasal tip that protrudes at an obtuse angle. A male nose also tends to be wider and have a higher bridge than a woman’s nose.
Regardless of whether a man or woman is pursuing rhinoplasty surgery, the procedure must be tailored to the individual. Otherwise, a man or woman who undergoes nose surgery is unlikely to achieve a natural-looking nose.
How Does a Rhinoplasty Help a Patient Achieve a Natural-Looking Nose?
When it comes to rhinoplasty surgery, it is crucial to work with a surgeon who understands the importance of producing a nose that appears in harmony with other facial features. Thankfully, Dr. Azizzadeh is a Harvard-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who customizes a rhinoplasty treatment to his patient. With this approach, Dr. Azizzadeh can provide a rhinoplasty patient with a nose that looks proportional to the eyes, mouth, and other facial features.
For example, Dr. Azizzadeh understands a male rhinoplasty patient’s nose bone and cartilage are frequently thicker and denser than those of a female rhinoplasty patient. To help a male rhinoplasty patient achieve a natural-looking nose, Dr. Azizzadeh explores different solutions to safely and effectively reshape and resize the nose. Once he finds the right solution, Dr. Azizzadeh performs a male rhinoplasty surgery that accounts for the patient’s unique facial features.
In many instances, the results of a male rhinoplasty surgery are known only to Dr. Azizzadeh and his patient, too. If a male rhinoplasty results in a natural-looking nose, most people are unlikely to know that an individual received the procedure. Therefore, a male rhinoplasty patient can enjoy the full results of nose surgery — without having to worry about an “unnatural” facial appearance.
Why Do Patients Choose Dr. Azizzadeh for Male Rhinoplasty Surgery?
A male rhinoplasty is different from a nose surgery performed on women, and the procedure must be completed by a surgeon who understands the intricacies of a man’s nose. Dr. Azizzadeh is highly experienced in male rhinoplasty surgery, and he can help a man determine if the procedure is a viable option to improve the facial appearance.
Dr. Azizzadeh also understands that a male rhinoplasty is not ideal for every man. A male rhinoplasty is a complex procedure, and it should only be performed if it can help a man enhance his facial appearance or treat structural issues of the nose. If Dr. Azizzadeh believes a male rhinoplasty can be safely performed to help a man accomplish the desired results, he will craft a nose surgery treatment plan accordingly. On the other hand, if Dr. Azizzadeh believes the risks of male rhinoplasty surgery are substantial, he offers alternative options to accommodate a man’s facial rejuvenation goals.
Finally, Dr. Azizzadeh tracks the results of a male rhinoplasty. Dr. Azizzadeh requests follow-up appointments in the weeks and months after a rhinoplasty for men to ensure his patient makes a full recovery. If a patient has concerns or questions during male rhinoplasty recovery, Dr. Azizzadeh can address them during these appointments. As the results of male rhinoplasty surgery become visible, Dr. Azizzadeh can help his patient maintain these results for as long as possible.
Schedule a Male Rhinoplasty Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
For men who are considering male rhinoplasty surgery or other facial rejuvenation treatments, Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to discuss these options. To learn more or schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.