Nose jobs for men can accomplish the same goals as a nose job for women. Straightening, shaping and resizing a nose with rhinoplasty is a common practice among both genders.
However, the approach and goals of male rhinoplasty are often different. We explore how a surgeon will use rhinoplasty to create a more masculine nose for male patients, the differences between a male and female rhinoplasty, and why a facial plastic surgeon with experience on both genders plays a crucial role in booking the procedure.
The Difference between Male and Female Rhinoplasty
While male and female rhinoplasty may share similar surgery types, the aim is to create completely different aesthetics. The size, shape, and positioning of nose components directly impact how masculine or feminine a nose appears.
The Feminine Nose
The traditional feminine nose has a softer bridge, and the tip is at an obtuse angle from the upper lip. Rhinoplasty procedures for a feminine appearance prioritize these features.
The Masculine Nose
A straight, prominent bridge and a 90-degree angle from nasal tip to the upper lip are core elements of the traditional “masculine” nose. When performing a male rhinoplasty, a surgeon will aim to create a sharper-looking nose than the “feminine” approach typically used.
Depending on facial symmetry, rhinoplasty for a more masculine nose may create a higher and broader bridge and increase tip projection.
How to Masculinize a Nose with Rhinoplasty
When a facial plastic surgeon intends to masculinize a nose with rhinoplasty, they start by looking at the face as a whole. Any changes need to match the unique, individual facial features of the patient. A top facial plastic surgeon will ensure symmetry and make sure that any changes made complement the overall aesthetic of the patient’s face.
For this reason, looking at celebrity noses for inspiration can be problematic.
Admittedly, citing celeb noses can be useful in communicating what sort of features you’re looking for in your final results after healing. But unless you have similar facial features and structure, Brad Pitt’s nose might not be the right fit for your face.
The exact aim of any male nose job changes depending on each nose. Generally, the rhinoplasty procedure prioritizes adjustments to the bridge and nasal tip while paying close attention to symmetry. In your initial consultation with your doctor, you should communicate any visible or underlying structural problems to ensure the surgery’s desired results.
Choosing a Surgeon for Male Rhinoplasty
One of the primary considerations as a patient considering rhinoplasty is ensuring your plastic surgeon has the experience performing the surgery you want. You want to work with someone who has a documented history and reputation in performing male rhinoplasty. By finding a doctor with male experience, this increases the likelihood that they have encountered similar noses as yours and can understand how to meet your specific goals best.
As well, this experience will leave them with a portfolio of before and after nose job images. Seeing a portfolio of past patients can help you see their results and appreciate whether they are the right fit for you.
The best rhinoplasty surgeons have the expertise that goes beyond the nose. They should be experts in understanding how aesthetic features complement the whole face. Although the nose is a central feature of the face, it does not stand alone. Your doctor should take the symmetry and characteristics of your face into account.
Finally, take a look at the certifications held by the plastic surgeon. Not every rhinoplasty surgeon has the same level of training and expertise. If you’re trusting someone with your nose, you want the very best.
Dr. Richard Rival is a double board-certified otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon. As President of the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Chief of the Division Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Southlake, Dr. Rival holds the practice and experience to achieve beautiful and masculine results for your male rhinoplasty.
Book your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Rival today!