Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is among the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. The procedure is entirely customizable to the patient’s goals and needs, and has a relatively short recovery time, making it popular among men and women. In recent years, rhinoplasty has become increasingly popular among men who are looking to reshape their nose and achieve a more balanced facial profile.
What is a Rhinoplasty?
A nose job treats the shape or the function of the nose. It is often used to treat medical conditions such as a deviated septum, but is most commonly performed to solve cosmetic issues with a patient’s nose. During the procedure, the patient will undergo anesthesia as the cosmetic surgeon makes small incisions to reshape the bone and cartilage. Once the procedure is completed the surgeon will close the incisions and may place a splint on the nose to help retain the new shape. The entire procedure can take anywhere between 1-4 hours, and patients are typically able to return home the same day. Recovery time can last anywhere between 1-2 weeks.
Rhinoplasty for Men vs. Women
Though the rhinoplasty procedure itself does not differ much between men and women, the patient’s reasons for undergoing a nose surgery can be vastly different between the genders. Men tend to have more prominent noses and their skin can be also be a bit thicker, while women typically have smaller, more delicate noses. This can affect how the cosmetic surgeon approaches a procedure. Generally, the goal of the patient is aesthetically driven, as they are unsatisfied with the shape of their nose and want to feel more confident in the balance of their facial features.
Other common reasons men seek out rhinoplasty procedure include:
- They want to get rid of familial traits they’ve inherited with their nose
- They feel unsatisfied with the size, shape, or direction of their nose
- They want to achieve a better facial profile
- They want to repair a previous injury
- They want to change their nose but still look like themselves