Traditionally, rhinoplasty was more common among men who had sustained sport injuries to their nose or had functional issues. It is becoming more common for men to seek rhinoplasty who don’t like the size or shape of their noses. They are seeking more refined and balanced noses that didn’t dominate the rest of their facial features. Today, male nose jobs are among the top five requested plastic surgery procedures. Dr Shahidi has extensive experience performing rhinoplasty for men and getting excellent results.
One reason there has been such an increase in nose surgery for men is that more men realise it’s okay to want to look better. Their ability to maintain their masculine appearance while giving their entire face better symmetry makes plastic surgery an acceptable choice. But, more men are also learning the benefits of looking better. There has been suggestions that not only do better-looking men attract better-looking mates, but they also get better job opportunities, make higher pay, and are more successful. A large number of our male patients have sustained previous sporting injury or injury to their nose and are wanting to have this injury or the subsequent poor function of their nose corrected.
Every single rhinoplasty surgery is different, depending on the desired outcome for each patient. Still, the basic procedure is the same in both females and males. It is the goals and the outcomes that vary dramatically.
Females tend to want their noses more diminutive, not taking up a large portion of their faces. Men want their noses to stay more prominent and masculine. The ideal male nose differs from that of the female nose and so do the natural features of each. It takes a skilled surgeon who is experienced in performing male rhinoplasty to address these areas successfully.
The Bridge – One reason that men want a nose job is to correct a dorsal hump on the bridge. The goal of surgery on women with a dorsal hump is to create a narrower, slightly concave bridge. In men, however, a slightly convex or straighter bridge is considered more masculine. A successful surgeon will minimise the hump while maintaining the masculine appearance of the bridge.
The Tip – The nasal skin at the tip of the nose is naturally thicker in men than in women. This can complicate surgery if the surgeon isn’t experienced in the skills used in male rhinoplasty. Additionally, the ideal male nose is considered to be at a 90-105 degree angle where the ideal female nose is considered to be about 95-110degrees.
Overall Size – A masculine nose is larger and more predominant than a female’s in overall size and length. The goal of rhinoplasty is to create a style that is in proportion to the face. One of the most common mistakes inexperienced surgeons make is to make the male nose too short.
Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure used to correct previous rhinoplasties. These procedures might have been performed to improve the aesthetics of the nose and/or to improve its function.
Revision rhinoplasty, also called secondary rhinoplasty, requires even greater skills than those needed for successful rhinoplasty. Anyone who has already undergone one or more procedures presents numerous challenges. They might be unhappy with their results and unsure about whether additional procedures will or won’t result in a better outcome. Most significantly, an additional procedure might require cartilage to replace what was removed during the previous surgery. The surgeon may need to take cartilage from other areas of the body, such as the rib or ear, to perform the restorative procedure.
Sometimes nasal surgery leads to conditions that interfere with nasal function. For example, if the tip cartilages collapse, it might result in nasal obstruction. Getting the best results from your primary rhinoplasty may eliminate the need for revision surgery.
Dr Shahidi is a highly trained and experienced specialist surgeon in ENT and Facial Plastic surgery. He is an expert at performing male rhinoplasty with successful results. Check out the before and after images in his expansive photo gallery.
Contact us today and schedule a consultation with Dr Shahidi to learn more about your options for male rhinoplasty. Dr Shahidi uses computer imaging software as a means to show you how you might look after surgery. He will tell you your options for improving the aesthetics and functionality of your nose.