Male Rhinoplasty – What Are the Benefits of a Male Nose Job?

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Male rhinoplasty is on the rise as an effective way to achieve a more masculine nose. Cosmetic surgery is largely considered something that only women can get. However, more and more men are owning their aesthetic desires and refusing to settle when it comes to how they look. A male nose job is one of the best procedures for transforming the face in a natural-looking way. 

How is Male Rhinoplasty Different from Female Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty surgery is very similar for men and women. The procedure is performed in the same way regardless of the gender of the patient. The key difference in nose jobs for men vs women is the desired results. Male patients usually desire a larger, longer nose. Female patients usually want a petite, narrow nose. Slightly concave nasal bridges appear more feminine, while convex dorsal profiles look masculine. Male noses are also longer on average, so men’s rhinoplasties rarely shorten the nose. The nasal tip on men is usually slightly thicker than on women, so the nose tip appears more prominent. 

Rhinoplasty surgery is more common among women than it is among men. However, men can also get amazing results from this surgical procedure. If you are interested in nose jobs for men, keep reading to learn more about your options for the procedure.

What is Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty, colloquially called a nose job, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose for both aesthetic and medical reasons. It is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries because it is very safe, with minimal risks, and the results last a lifetime. 

There are 4 types of rhinoplasty:

  1. Closed Rhinoplasty is also called an endonasal rhinoplasty. For this version of the procedure, the incisions are made inside the nostrils. This means that patients will have a shorter recovery, no visible scars, and reduced swelling. Closed nose jobs are best for reshaping the nose tip and removing dorsal humps.
  2. Open Rhinoplasty involves external incisions as the surgeon separates the skin and the cartilage to reshape the nose. This type of rhinoplasty is a little more involved, meaning a longer recovery. However, it is a more transformative procedure and can treat a wider range of nose-related concerns. 
  3. Tip Plasty is a minimalistic version of a rhinoplasty that only focuses on the tip of the nose. This procedure is ideal for male patients who have a slightly bulbous nose tip. It can also fix downturned and upturned noses.
  4. Septoplasty is a type of nose job that targets the septum. The septum is the barrier of cartilage and bone that separates the nostrils. If a patient has breathing problems, then a septoplasty can straighten the septum and fix the blockage. This is the best procedure for fixing a deviated septum. 

Each of these rhinoplasty procedures are suitable for male patients. The best men’s rhinoplasty is the type of procedure that gives you natural-looking results. It is also possible to combine a nose job with another cosmetic procedure, such as buccal fat removal or a male brow lift. Male rhinoplasty patients should schedule a consultation at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic to learn more about which version of the procedure is best for them. 

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    What Are the Benefits of Male Rhinoplasty Procedure?

    Men get nose jobs for many different reasons. For some men, it is for aesthetic reasons. They want to feel confident in their appearance or just don’t like their nose. It is also common to get a rhinoplasty because it is medically necessary. Men and boys with a deviated septum, breathing issues, damage from a broken nose, or saddle nose deformity are good candidates for the procedure. A nose job can help them breathe easier and avoid future medical risks later in life. 

    10 Aesthetic Benefits of Rhinoplasty for Men

    1. Increased confidence in physical appearance, which translates to greater confidence in the workplace and when dating.
    2. It balances the facial features so people see you, not your nose, when you walk in a room.
    3. Changing the shape of the nose can have anti-aging benefits. For example, a large nasal tip is associated with age, so reducing the size of the nasal tip can make you look younger.
    4. Straightening the nose can make you appear more professional and trustworthy.
    5. Lengthening the nose can have a masculinizing effect on the face. This can be beneficial for both cisgender men, who want to look as masculine as they feel, and transgender men who want to pass. 
    6. If you had a botched nose job earlier in life, it can be easily repaired so you get your nose back.
    7. Some men want to look more like their fathers; a nose job can give you a nose like your father’s by adjusting the length or the size of the dorsal hump. 
    8. For men with small noses, their glasses may not stay up very well. Enhancing the nose can prevent your glasses from constantly falling off your face.
    9. The nose is the centerpiece of the face, so a small change to the nose can drastically improve a man’s appearance.
    10. Fix any crookedness from a broken nose

    For many patients, their desire for rhinoplasty is for both medical and aesthetic reasons. Boys born with nasal abnormalities can breathe easier after a rhinoplasty, but they also benefit from looking different because they will face less teasing and bullying in school.

    4 Medical Benefits of a Male Nose Job

    1. Correct a Deviated Septum

    A deviated septum is when the cartilage separating the nostrils is off-center or crooked. This is a very common condition; some people have it and never have breathing problems, others struggle to breathe. A deviated septum can lead to frequent sinus infections, which can spread to the brain and cause meningitis. It can also block one nostril, resulting in difficulty breathing. If your deviated septum is so severe that you have breathing issues, a nose job is medically necessary to restore your airways. 

    2. Repair Nasal Damage 

    When the nose is broken, it can result in crookedness or a condition like saddle nose deformity, which occurs when there is a dip in the bridge of the nose. During a rhinoplasty, cartilage grafts can be used to boost and reshape the bridge of the nose. Many men seek rhinoplasty to fix their SND and broken noses. Male rhinoplasty is especially popular among former boxers and MMA fighters who want to repair the damage to their nose that occurred during their athletic career. 

    3. Repair Nasal Abnormalities 

    There are several genetic conditions in which someone may be born with a misshapen nose. Procedures to correct nasal abnormalities are normally performed when the patient is a baby or a young child. Someone born with a cleft palate may get a rhinoplasty as part of treatment for their condition. They may also get a rhinoplasty later in life to fix nasal asymmetry caused by the original cleft palate procedure. 

    4. Clear the Airway to Treat Breathing Problems

    In addition to a deviated septum, there are other conditions that can cause difficulty breathing. In addition to treating the appearance of the nose, rhinoplasty can simultaneously clear the airways. Many male patients choose to get a nose job for both aesthetic and medical reasons. After your procedure, you can both look better and breathe easier

    Am I a Good Candidate for Men’s Rhinoplasty?

    The most important factor for being a candidate for rhinoplasty is that you are physically healthy. Anyone with a bleeding condition, difficulty clotting, history of allergic reactions to anesthesia, or conditions that affect wound healing cannot get a nose job. 

    It is also important that your face is completely done growing. For younger patients, some girls can get a rhinoplasty if it is recommended by a pediatrician around age 15. Boys are not full grown until they are 16 or 17, so younger male patients will need to wait to get a nose job. For older patients, you may be eligible for a rhinoplasty even if you are in your 60s or 70s. As long as you are otherwise healthy, older men can still benefit from a male nose job. 

    If you are getting a rhinoplasty, it is also important that you do not smoke, do not drink to excess, have realistic expectations for the procedure, and are able to take time off work for recovery. Men with demanding appearance-driven jobs are advised to clear their schedules for 2-4 weeks after their procedure. Athletes who compete in contact sports should take several months off minimum. If you are a boxer or MMA fighter who is still competing, you should plan on taking 1 year off for your nose to completely and safely heal. 

    What is the Recovery Time After a Nose Job for Men?

    While rhinoplasty for men is a surgical procedure, it has a shorter recovery time than other cosmetic procedures. When you get a rhinoplasty at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic, this is what you can expect for your recovery. 

    Immediately After the Procedure:

    When you wake up in the recovery room, you will have a splint on your nose. You may also have nasal packs to stabilize the septum. Once you are safe to do so, you will be sent home same-day. You will need a support person to drive you home. 

    First 1-3 Days:

    You should keep your head elevated and ice your nose in 20 minute increments. It is common to experience memory delays and slow reaction time. This is a normal reaction to the anesthesia used during the procedure and to your pain medication. You will need to wear a drip pad to absorb blood that may drip from your nose. While this can be alarming for patients at first, it is a normal part of recovery. 

    First Week:

    Your splints and dressings will need to stay in place for at least a week. During the first week, it is normal to feel dizzy, have headaches, and for your face to be puffy. Dr. Nadir Qazi or your surgeon will prescribe something to help with this. After 1 week of healing, you can safely return to work or school.

    Weeks 2-4:

    For the next few weeks, you will need to avoid running, weight lifting, swimming, saunas, excessive chewing, blowing your nose, over-the-top facial expressions, sun exposure, wearing glasses, vigorously brushing your teeth, and wearing a COVID-19 face mask. 

    Weeks 4-6:

    Most patients feel completely fine and are fully healed within 4-6 weeks. If you had a closed rhinoplasty, you will be fully healed in less time. The stitches will dissolve on their own, but you will need a post-op visit to check your progress. As you heal, your surgeon will clear you to gradually return to your normal activities. 

    The results will not wear off. You can enjoy your new nose for the rest of your life. However, it is still possible for your nose to be re-damaged if you are punched, fall, or get in a car accident. Your nose and face will continue to age normally, which will affect the appearance of your results. 

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      Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty for Men

      Should men get a nose job?

      Yes! If you want a nose job for medical or aesthetic reasons, you should get one. While male celebrities are often less forthcoming about their procedures, many prominent men have opened up about getting nose jobs. The procedure can be very beneficial for male patients of all ages. Male rhinoplasty patients generally have high satisfaction rates and often wish that they had gotten the procedure years ago. 

      What is the Perfect Masculine Nose?

      While it is not always clear what the difference is between a male and female nose, studies show that certain features make for a more masculine nose. In general, the ideal male nose is slightly longer than the ideal female nose. The perfect male nose is slightly convex, perfectly straight, and forms a 90 degree angle from the nasal tip to the top lip.

      A study of social perception found that a man with a ski slope nose is more likely to be viewed as attractive and youthful. Men with dorsal humps are perceived as older and less attractive. 

      The best men’s rhinoplasty is the procedure that gives the patient natural-looking results. Noses can be highly individual, so the best nose is the one that works with your facial features. 

      Can a Nose Job Masculinize the Nose?

      Yes, certain features such as size, wideness, and convexity make a nose appear more masculine. Rhinoplasty procedures can enlarge the nose and change the shape to create a more masculine profile. For some patients, a male nose job is all they need to bring a masculine quality back to their appearance. 

      Best Men’s Rhinoplasty in Newport Beach

      Dr. Nadir Qazi works with a team of experienced plastic surgeons to give all patients amazing results. Qazi Cosmetic Clinic is now accepting male patients who are interested in a rhinoplasty procedure. Find out if you are a good candidate for a male rhinoplasty by scheduling a consultation today!

      By: Dr. Nadir Qazi

      Dr. Nadir Qazi is a board certified physician specializing in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and an instructor for advanced injections and laser techniques.

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