There are a number of traits that vary among the sexes, many of which are noticeable when comparing genders. Men tend to have more structured faces with sharper jawbones, broader foreheads, and larger noses. The Live Science website suggests that the male body contains more muscle mass than that of the female, and the size of the nose was genetically designed to achieve the goal of increased oxygen intake for muscular health. The site goes on to explain that the nose size we see today is far smaller than that of the Neanderthals from which we evolved. This may coincide with the theory that modern humans also have smaller body sizes.
A University of Iowa study referenced on the Huffington Post website further explained that as youngsters, boys and girls have similarly sized noses. It is not until around age 11, when boys begin developing more muscle while girls form more fat, that the size of boys’ noses grow increasingly larger. These prepubescent changes prepare an adolescent boy for the changes that will take place in his body until he reaches manhood.
The size of a man’s nose has biological significance, which also creates aesthetic importance when surgical alterations take place. Renowned South Florida facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Bustillo is clear about his intentions as your surgeon. He believes that the most natural results can be achieved through a conservative approach, where as much natural tissue as possible is left unharmed.
Preserving a masculine appearance is an important aspect of male plastic surgery, and one that should not be overlooked during rhinoplasty. In order to avoid appearing too “done,” or surgically altered, some men will opt to maintain the small imperfections of their face or nose. Dr. Bustillo ensures that his Coral Gables, Florida, practice takes such factors into account when he performs facial plastic surgeries like rhinoplasty.
When men undergo facial plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures, doctors also use less injectable fillers as to not over-volumize the face; the skin of the face is not pulled as taught during a facelift; and chin and jaw implants are often inserted in larger sizes during a chin augmentation or facial implant surgery.
Dr. Bustillo can be reached at his Miami area office at (305) 663-3380 if you have questions about his practice or if you would like to schedule a consultation. The doctor specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty, necklift, otoplasty, and other procedures.