Rhinoplasty for Men
Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is one of the most common elective procedures for men. Whether you’re concerned with having a stronger profile, a nose that fits your face better or resolving breathing problems, nose surgery can reshape and resize this central facial feature.
Dr. Waleed Ezzat is double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. His experience with rhinoplasty, one of the most technical and detailed cosmetic procedures, makes him one of the top surgeons in Massachusetts for men interested in a nose job.
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When to Consider Male Rhinoplasty
The most popular reasons men consider getting nose surgery include:
- The nose is too large for the face
- The nose is crooked or ridged
- A deviated septum or other nasal anatomy issue causes breathing problems
The best candidates for nose surgery are in good overall mental and physical health and have realistic expectations for their results.
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Before Your Nose Surgery
Before getting your nose surgery, you’ll have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ezzat. During this time, he’ll listen to your reasons for wanting rhinoplasty and your ideal outcome. He’ll also perform a physical evaluation to gain an understanding of your needs and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
Men interested in resolving breathing problems can benefit from functional rhinoplasty, a procedure designed to address your unique issue. In many cases, a nose job can have cosmetic as well as functional benefits. Men interested in altering the contours of their nose without surgery may be able to achieve their ideal results with injectable fillers.
Your Male Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Nose surgery incisions are usually very discreet and located either inside the nose and across the column of tissue between the nostrils.
Rhinoplasty is traditionally thought of a procedure to make the nose smaller while lifting of the tip. While this may be some of the goals for women undergoing rhinoplasty, some males wishing to change the shape of their nose may not necessarily be interested in feminizing the nose. The nose plays a critical role in how we view the face, so placing a feminine nose on a masculine face may disrupt facial harmony.
The classic approach to an aesthetically pleasing nose is based on measurements along the nose, forehead and lips. Dr. Ezzat also believes that gender plays an important role in this. Sometimes, this means straightening the nose and only slightly lifting the tip without narrowing it. Other times, it may mean reducing the hump on the nose without making it “dainty.”
Rhinoplasty for men should not have rigid definitions that result in the same type of nose that may be sought after by women. Making sure that the nose is better proportioned in both function and look while maintaining the masculinity of the nose is crucial.
Your exact rhinoplasty procedure depends on your goals and the natural anatomy of your nose. Dr. Ezzat may remove a small amount of bone or cartilage to alter the shape or size of the nose. He may reshape the tip of the nose, resize the nostril or straighten a deviated septum.
Your Male Rhinoplasty Recovery
Recovering from nose surgery is a gradual process that will vary based on your age and overall health, your specific procedure and whether you included additional treatments. You should keep your incisions clean and keep your head elevated for the first few days of your recovery. Dr. Ezzat may ask you to use an antibiotic topical ointment or cold compresses to minimize swelling and bruising.
Most men take 1 to 2 weeks away from work and other normal activities after getting nose surgery. Be sure to avoid strenuous activity for at least 1 month. You should notice your final results developing over the following year.
Your New Look
In many cases, altering the shape or appearance of the nose not only changes the way the nose looks on its own, but also harmonizes all of your facial features. After getting nose surgery, most men find that they have greater self-confidence than they did before. Greater self-esteem can create a ripple effect that benefits many aspects of your life.
Contact us online or call our Boston office at 617-414-4980 to take the first step toward reaching your ideal look with male rhinoplasty.