Another fairly popular cosmetic surgery among men is rhinoplasty or nose surgery. Many men select this surgery to bring balance and proportion to the face since the nose is such a prominent feature of the face.
Male patients often choose rhinoplasty for an aesthetic improvement, or to correct a traumatic deformity. Nasal humps are among the most commonly addressed areas performed in men during a rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty enhances facial harmony and improves the appearance of the nose.
During rhinoplasty, areas of the nose that can be addressed include the nasal bridge, nasal tip, nostrils, and symmetry of the nose. In patients with septal deviation causing nasal obstruction, correction of the deviated septum can be performed at the time of the rhinoplasty.
Surgery is conducted in an outpatient facility usually under general anesthesia. Incisions are generally made inside the nose and hence avoid scarring. Patients wear a splint over the nose for about a week after surgery. Patients should avoid strenuous activity over the next few weeks. There may be some swelling or bruising, which subsides over the next one to two weeks. As all swelling resolves over the next few months, the final result will be appreciated.
Yes. The goal in all plastic surgery, particularly rhinoplasty, is to have a natural-looking result. The objective is to improve the appearance of your nose, while keeping it natural looking and proportioned to your face.
Yes. Most patients will wear a plastic splint over the nose, which is removed within a week after surgery.
You will notice a dramatic improvement in the shape of your nose within the first week of the surgery. At that point there will still be some swelling, but in general, the swelling is not very noticeable. This amount of swelling gradually diminishes within the next several weeks to months. It can take up to a year for all swelling to completely subside and for you to appreciate the final results. Results however are long lasting.
Common features of the nose that are treated during rhinoplasty may include removing the bump to achieve a smoother nasal bridge, reshaping the nasal tip, and narrowing the width of the nose. Rhinoplasty surgery is a highly individualized process where you decide which features you want to alter. Dr. Breitbart will carefully evaluate your individual case and discuss with you what can be done in order to achieve your aesthetic goals.
A return to light, normal activity is usually possible within a few days of the surgery. Ice packs or cold compresses are recommended for the first two days to help reduce swelling. There may be some bruising, which usually subsides within two weeks after surgery. After removal of the nasal splint at the end of the first week, most activities can be resumed. However, physical activity that could result in bumping the nose should be avoided for a few weeks.