There are many reasons why men seek rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job. Some have suffered from sports injuries, some have always been bothered by a bumpy profile, and some have seen the effects of gravity over time. Regardless of your reason, you can get that strong, straight nose and the confidence that comes along with it. With five convenient locations serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine, Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Phillip Garcia, offers rhinoplasty to men who live in North Florida.
What is a Male Rhinoplasty?
The surgical procedure performed designed to improve a man’s nose is called rhinoplasty, or a nose job. There are two components of rhinoplasty: functional and cosmetic. Functional nasal surgery improves airflow through the nose helping patients breathe easier. Cosmetic nasal surgery focuses on the nose’s appearance to ensure proper facial balance and a natural look.
Benefits of Male Rhinoplasty
Many men who get nose jobs wish they had gotten the surgery sooner. Nose jobs:
- Reshape the nose for a more distinguished look
- Improve facial symmetry
- Alleviate breathing problems and snoring
- Provide lasting results
How is Rhinoplasty Performed on a Man?
During a nose job, the bone or cartilage inside your nose is modified, changing the shape of your nose. Both functional and cosmetic improvements are made during a single surgery. All incisions are typically intranasal and the sutures used are self-absorbing; they do not need to be removed. Rarely, an incision is made in the crease of the bottom of the nose. When this exception happens, the incisions are undetectable once healed. No packing is used after the surgery to minimize discomfort.
Recovery from Male Rhinoplasty Surgery
You should be able to breathe through your nose two to three days after your surgery. All splints and tapes will be removed seven days after your operation. By this time, most of the swelling, both inside and outside, should be gone as well.
Why Men Want Rhinoplasty?
There are several reasons that a man may want to have rhinoplasty, including:
- Improved Appearance: Dr. Garcia may strongly recommend rhinoplasty for those who would like to improve the overall appearance of their face. Some men may be unhappy with their big, small or misshapen nose; therefore, they may pursue rhinoplasty to promote optimal facial balance. Men who have abnormal defects from an injury or birth may also be extremely interested in rhinoplasty. Most rhinoplasty surgeries consist of changes only in micro-millimeters, but the results can significantly change a man’s appearance.
- Improved Function: Rhinoplasty may also benefit those who are experiencing malformations within the nose, such as severe breathing problems, vertigo or allergies.
- Improved Confidence: One of the primary motivators to undergo rhinoplasty is to increase overall confidence. Throughout the years, nose surgery has been shown to boost confidence among men who are dating and working. After noticing the positive effects of cosmetic surgery from close family and friends, many men decide to pursue rhinoplasty.
What Men Want From Rhinoplasty
Most men who pursue rhinoplasty would like a nose that complements their facial features. A nose that is not too big or too small is desired by many men. Some men may consider rhinoplasty to straighten a nose that has been broken due to an accident. Regardless of the reason for nose surgery, almost every man desires a nose that appears natural. Most men do not want to pursue rhinoplasty that results in an unrecognizable nose. Since Dr. Garcia is a skilled surgeon, he has the necessary skills to cater to the unique preferences of men by creating a strong and masculine nose.
Are More And More Men Getting Rhinoplasty?
Because rhinoplasty techniques have gradually changed over the past several years, nose surgeries are extremely popular among men. The rapid prevalence of plastic surgery has encouraged many men to pursue the procedure. In fact, many men decide to undergo rhinoplasty to improve their appearance and self-esteem. Although nose jobs were once considered a reductive operation, many men actually benefit from the nose augmentation and projection. Over the years, most surgeons have used techniques to extend the dorsum, which creates a less visible graft and more predictable nasal tip projection.
How Should a Man’s Nose Look Different from A Women’s Nose?
The primary difference between a man’s nose and a woman’s nose is that a man’s nose should nicely complement his rugged, masculine face. In order to construct a nose that complements his facial features, the experienced surgeon will need to focus on creating a strong dorsum and a more projected nasal tip. While most women are interested in a narrow nose, most men would like a wider nose.
How Much Does Male Rhinoplasty Surgery Cost?
The cost for male rhinoplasty will be based on the extent of work that needs to be done. After your consultation, Dr. Phillip Garcia’s staff will review all costs in detail based on the recommendations made specifically for you. Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery accepts cash, major credit cards, and personal checks, as well as financing via CareCredit®.
If you have a nose job for functional reasons, such as improving air flow or reducing snoring, your health insurance policy may offer coverage. Cosmetic nose jobs are typically not covered. Be sure to check with your insurance company about your benefits so you will know what to expect.
Is Male Rhinoplasty Surgery Right for Me?
If you are a man who’s had trauma to your nose, are having problems breathing through your nose or are just not happy with how your nose looks, now may be the time to consider male rhinoplasty.
Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery is the leading facial plastic surgery center on the First Coast. As a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Phillip Garcia provides his North Florida patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on male rhinoplasty or to schedule a consultation at one of our five convenient locations in Jacksonville (Town Center), Avondale, Julington Creek, Fleming Island or Palm Coast, please contact us today.