What Is Male Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can be performed for a number of reasons, from making the nose actually functional to a sculpted refinement performed for purely aesthetic reasons. Oftentimes, the shaping of the nose takes place under the skin’s surface. Dr. Gardenier will work with your structural cartilage and sometimes the nasal bone itself. The reshaping should make available functional use (if that was obstructed), and/or supply a new balance, symmetry, and pleasant draw to the face once completed and healed.

Benefits Of Male Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty for men certainly has its place (even outside of boxing injuries), and you’d be hard-pressed to find a man who had a successful surgery who has regretted it. 
The resulting benefits of a rhinoplasty surgery include: 

  • Improved facial symmetry and balance: This can result in an overall harmony that was previously missing.
  • Address issues with breathing: Male patients with a deviated septum might need a nose job to repair their septum. This can support improved breathing and quality of life. Additionally, this procedure usually helps patients sleep better.
  • A refined profile: If you suffer from an overly pronounced bridge or bulbous nose tip, these can ‘throw off’ your profile.
  • Increased self-confidence: Men’s nose jobs improve their facial appearance, leading to increased self-esteem and more positive social interactions. This procedure is very beneficial for men struggling with perceived issues related to their noses.
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What Men Should Consider Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty for men is perfectly capable of refining many of the nose issues experienced by men. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • A bridge that appears too high or low
  • A nose that is too wide or too narrow for the face
  • A crooked nose (could be from a break)
  • A dorsal hump on the bridge
  • A drop, or drooped tip
  • The positioning of the nose tip
  • Nostril shape and size
  • A bulbous nose tip
  • Problems breathing
  • Other irregularities

If any of the above relates to your particular situation, you may be a candidate for Dr. Gardenier. When you meet for an initial consultation, so many issues and questions can be dispelled.

You’ll also have an opportunity to view a good number of before and after photos that will certainly give you confidence moving forward.

What Is The Procedure For A Male Rhinoplasty?

Of course, no rhinoplasty is ever exactly the same. Generally, the scope and steps of the surgery will look something like this:

  • Anesthesia: A local or general anesthetic, depending on the procedure
  • The incision: Discretely placed and meticulously closed, these incisions allow access to the structure of the nose
  • Reshaping the nose structure: The extent of this step will depend on the objective
  • Closing the incision: Closing the incision with sutures in a way that promotes a virtually invisible scar
  • Recovery: Rest and recuperation with aftercare visits
  • Results: Enjoying your new nose and overall look to your face

It’s also important to note that often the tiny incisions needed for a successful rhinoplasty are made on the interior of the nose. This is done so that exterior scarring is kept to a minimum, if there’s any at all. 

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What Is The Recovery Timeline From Rhinoplasty Like?

Generally, the swelling and bruising from your procedure will subside in approximately 3 weeks. 
At 6 weeks, your rhinoplasty should be looking much better and be close to fully healed.
Usually, at about 3-6 months, the rhinoplasty has hit the ‘healed’ mark and is considered complete. 
However, there is a sort of maturation period of up to a full year as the surgery shows its final refinement and the nose has ‘settled’ into the face.

Understanding Male Rhinoplasty

We at Maine Plastic Surgery fully understand the seriousness of all surgeries, but being that the nose is in the center of the patient’s face, it can be something that they really struggle with—be it a structural issue, or purely cosmetic.

This is a big step forward and it’s important that you have total confidence in the doctor and staff that’s addressing your issue.

With 30 years in the profession of surgical and non-surgical procedures, Maine Plastic Surgery is uniquely positioned to give you the best, most experienced care, as you realize your new nose. Reach out to our staff today, or come by our newly renovated, state-of-the-art facilities and meet with us. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions they’re qualified to and are ready to book that initial consultation with Dr. Gardenier.

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More About Dr. Gardenier:

Dr. Gardenier is a Harvard-Trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He's held residencies and fellowships at some of the most noteworthy medical institutions on the east coast. This has produced published work in leading scientific journals, which has led to patented breakthroughs for cancer survivors. If you'd like to know more, please visit his profile page. 

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