Plastic surgery is often associated with women, but an increasing number of men are opting for facial plastic surgery. In fact, by 2019, men comprised 15-20 percent of plastic surgery patients. Rhinoplasty is a popular choice among men. However, rhinoplasty for men requires a different approach than for women. This article will discuss what you need to know if you’re a man considering rhinoplasty.
Differences between rhinoplasty for men and women
Men typically have broader and longer noses, thicker skin, and stronger nasal bridges. In contrast, women have smaller and more delicate noses, thinner skin, and softer nasal bridges. Also, the goals of male rhinoplasty are typically different from those of female rhinoplasty, because men typically seek a more masculine appearance, while women generally desire a feminine look.
How men benefit from Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty can benefit men in various ways, including correcting a deviated septum, improving the nose’s appearance, and correcting a previous injury. The procedure can lead to improved breathing, sleep quality, self-confidence, emotional well-being, and a better overall quality of life.
What to think about when considering rhinoplasty
Firstly, consider your reasons for undergoing rhinoplasty carefully and consult with a qualified, experienced surgeon like Dr. Richard Rival. Dr. Rival will evaluate your nasal structure and discuss your concerns and goals to recommend the appropriate procedure. Dr. Rival will explain the procedure’s likely outcome and any risks and potential complications. You should also understand the necessary recovery period and the potential impact on your daily activities.
The procedure and recovery
Rhinoplasty for men is a surgical procedure that involves making incisions to access the nasal cartilage and bone. Depending on your desired outcome, the surgeon will then reshape the nose by removing or adding tissue. After the procedure, your nose will be covered with a splint to help it heal properly. Recovery time varies from person to person but typically takes about a week to ten days, during which time you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising.
The outcome of male rhinoplasty should be a natural-looking nose that complements the rest of the face. To achieve a natural look, avoid trying to make overly dramatic changes to your nose and instead think about enhancing the natural features of the face while creating a more proportionate and masculine appearance. Keep realistic expectations about the procedure’s outcome, as it may take several months for the swelling to subside fully and the final results to be visible.
The main reasons men seek out rhinoplasty
There are several reasons why you may choose to undergo rhinoplasty. We outline a few of them below.
A deviated septum can cause difficulty breathing, leading to snoring and other sleep issues. Rhinoplasty can correct the septum, allowing for better airflow and improved breathing.
Correct a previous injury
Men who have suffered from a broken nose or other facial trauma may opt for rhinoplasty to correct the damage and restore the nose’s appearance.
Men who feel self-conscious about their nose’s size, shape, or asymmetry may seek rhinoplasty to improve their appearance and boost confidence.
Masculinize the face
Men with a more delicate nose may feel it gives them a feminine appearance. Rhinoplasty can help create a more masculine look by adding volume to the nasal bridge, refining the tip, or making other changes that enhance the features of a male face.
How to approach rhinoplasty as a man
If you’re a man considering a rhinoplasty procedure, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, find a surgeon with experience performing rhinoplasty on men like Dr. Rival does. Not all surgeons have that experience, which is critical for the best outcome.
Second, remember that rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure; results will depend on your unique facial features and goals. Dr. Rival will ensure he completely understands your desired outcome. The last trick is to give yourself time to recover fully. While the recovery time for rhinoplasty is relatively short, following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions is essential.
If you’re ready to take the next step toward your new nose, contact Dr. Rival today for top-notch advice and the outcome you want to see.