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.
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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.
Rhinoplasty for Men FAQs
Is rhinoplasty covered by insurance?
Your nose surgery may be covered fully or partially by insurance if it is deemed medically necessary. For example, breathing problems associated with a deviated septum would be considered a medical reason for getting male rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasties performed for purely cosmetic reasons are typically not covered by insurance.
Contact your insurance company directly to see if your specific procedure might be covered under your policy.
Can I view before and after photos of male rhinoplasty results near me?
Yes. You can view before and after photos of men and women who have had nose surgery in the Boston area in our online gallery.
Looking at before and after rhinoplasty photos can help you to narrow down your search when choosing the best plastic surgeon for your nose surgery. Additionally, check for board certification, read online reviews and schedule a consultation or two.
When do men usually get rhinoplasty?
The best candidates for male rhinoplasty are over the age of 16, since it can take this amount of time for the facial structure to fully develop and mature. Otherwise, there is no single “best” age to get nose surgery. Some men choose to get nose surgery fairly early in life to correct a cosmetic or medical concern that has been causing self-consciousness or other obstructive problems, while others may wait until later in life to decide nose surgery may be right for them.
How many men have rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgeries for men, along with eyelid surgery, liposuction and male breast reduction. Many men choose to have nose surgery each year for a variety of reasons, including correcting an old injury, fixing breathing problems or to increase self-confidence.
How painful is rhinoplasty?
Most people report feeling discomfort and tenderness as they recover from nose surgery, rather than pain. Expect to experience some swelling, bruising and soreness in the days and weeks after your procedure. These side effects are typically easily managed with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication, coupled with excellent aftercare. Dr. Ezzat will provide you with detailed aftercare guidelines to make your recovery as smooth and comfortable as possible.
When will I see my nose surgery results?
It can take up to 2-3 months for most of the swelling to diminish, giving you an idea of what your final results will look like. However, it can take up to a year for your nose to fully heal, gradually revealing your final outcome over time. Remain patient as your body continues to heal and improve, following Dr. Ezzat’s recovery instructions as closely as possible for the best results.
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.