Why Consider Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a cosmetic surgery to repair or enhance the look and shape of the nose. While rhinoplasty may be necessary for a person who was in an accident, many people choose to have a nose job done to improve their overall appearance.
Attractive people tend to be more successful in the business world and social situations than those whose physical appearance is less attractive. Taking steps to improve your image to others can help increase your chances of success.
Male rhinoplasty is becoming increasingly common in America. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, more than 200,000 men underwent cosmetic surgical procedures on the face and body in 2012. That figure does not include the one million men who underwent less-invasive procedures such as Botox treatments and microdermabrasion.
The procedure for male rhinoplasty for males differs slightly from the female version. Female rhinoplasty often involves more dramatic changes, including an increased angle in the tip. Male rhinoplasty, on the other hand, uses more subtle changes to maintain the masculinity of the nose while repairing damage and making the nose more compatible with the rest of the patient’s features. Because the skin of a male tends to be thicker and “drapes” differently than that of females, the male nose usually has a less chiseled appearance. Female noses can tolerate slight rotation or narrowing that would cause a man’s nose to appear effeminate.
The Surgical Procedure
Rhinoplasty can be considered when the nose structure has completed its growth. This takes place around the ages of 15 or 16 for males. Nose shape is largely determined by the configuration of the cartilage and bone within the nose itself. Rhinoplasty re-shapes these structures and then drapes the skin over them for a natural appearance.
Most of the time, the surgery can be performed without the need for external incisions. At times, it may be necessary to make an incision at the base of the nose in the columella, the skin that divides the two nostrils. This incision usually heals with a barely noticeable scar.
Recovery and the Results
After the surgery, the nose of the patient will be bandaged and may have packing inserted to help keep it stable. The pain will be managed by pain medication. After approximately six days, the patient will be able to return to normal activities. The appearance of the rhinoplasty will continue to change and improve over the course of several months. The final result may not be apparent until up to one year after the surgery.
Some patients set their expectations too high and are disappointed when the surgery does not produce the expected results. Prior to a surgery, a good surgeon will take steps to ensure that the patient has a realistic understanding of the outcome of the surgery.
The Next Step
If you’re interested in male rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation with Dr. Andres Bustillo, M.D., F.A.C.S. He is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgury, as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology. As a facial specialist, he does not operate on any part of the body other than the face. This specialty has enabled him to attain a high level of expertise in this area with all facial types.
Over 50 percent of Dr. Bustillo’s practice is dedicated to rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. His patient base includes those from out of the United States. To learn more about how Dr. Bustillo can help you with your cosmetic appearance, call his office at 305.663.3380. Based in the beautiful city of Coral Gables in Florida, the office of Dr. Bustillo is committed to providing each and every patient with the care and support needed for a successful surgery.