Given that your nose is the central and often most prominent feature on your face, it makes sense that so many men consider male rhinoplasty. These days, roughly one quarter of all nose job procedures are performed on men. Dr. David Magilke, better known as the Portland Face Doctor, has the skills and experience to help reshape your nose to your satisfaction.
Benefits of Male Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a more personalized procedure than a lot of plastic surgeries because your desires for your nose are specific to you. Among the alterations Dr. Magilke has made for patients with male rhinoplasty are:
- Improving the symmetry of the nose
- Removing a hump on the nose
- Widening or narrowing the nose
- Aligning the nose to be more straight
- Decreasing the size of the nostrils
- Adjusting an upturned or drooping nose tip
Male Rhinoplasty Procedure Details
Ahead of the surgery, Dr. Magilke uses computer imaging technology to show you pictures of what your face will look like with the changes you have requested to be certain you are on the same page.
Male rhinoplasty usually takes a couple of hours, depending on the extent of the adjustments and the approach being employed. With open rhinoplasty, Dr. Magilke makes his incisions on the columella (the strip of skin between your nostrils.) As for closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are placed inside the nostril, and are therefore hidden from plain sight. In either case, he will suture these incisions for quicker recovery.
Male Rhinoplasty Recovery
For the first few days, Dr. Magilke will prescribe pain medication and instruct you to keep your head elevated at all times, including while you sleep. Most patients will want to take a week or two off work to allow the discomfort and visible swelling to subside after surgery.
In the days and months to follow, you will meet with Dr. Magilke multiple times to ensure that there have been no complications and that your nose is healing according to plan. It is important to realize that some amount of swelling may linger, and it may take up to a year for the final shape of your nose to settle into place.
Differences Between Male Rhinoplasty and Female Rhinoplasty
In some respects, male rhinoplasty and female rhinoplasty are the same. However, if you stop to look at men and women’s faces, you will see significant biological differences in the shapes of their noses. There are also some differences you might not notice.
On average, a man has a larger nose with a wider base and a straight nasal bridge. A woman’s nose tends to be slighter with a less prominent bridge and a base that curves upward. Also, men have thicker skin than women, and this is a factor the surgeon must consider when performing rhinoplasty. It is critical for your surgeon to understand these differences so that the results of your male rhinoplasty do not look out of place on your otherwise masculine face.
Consult with Dr. Magilke
Luckily for you, Dr. Magilke has performed rhinoplasty on plenty of male patients, and has a firm grasp on how to make desired changes without detracting from your face’s overall masculinity. To see Dr. Magilke’s work and have a conversation about what he can do for your nose, schedule a consultation via this simple online form