The presence of a nasal hump, bulbous tip, flat nose, or disproportionately large nose can profoundly affect a man’s self-esteem and negatively impact his quality of life. Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, surgically alters the underlying nasal structure to provide a more balanced and attractive nose. At Coastal Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Batra performs male rhinoplasty so that men can achieve a greater sense of confidence in their facial appearance.
What Can Male Rhinoplasty Achieve?
Improvementof Natural Deformities
Unfortunately, some men are born with poorly shaped noses. This can include humps or bumps, a drooping tip, wide nostrils, or a nose that is too short or too long for the face. Rhinoplasty tailors the appearance of the nose so that it is in balance with the surrounding facial features and achieves a masculine appearance.
Correctionof Facial Injury
Many men turn to rhinoplasty after facial trauma, such as a sports or auto injury. Rhinoplasty can repair damaged nasal structures to restore a balanced and healthy appearance.
One of the nasal passages may be larger than the other due to the bone and cartilage in the middle of the nasal cavity (the septum) being crooked. A deviated septum can be hereditary, or it can result from nasal trauma. Obstructed airways due to a deviated septum can contribute to difficulties breathing and sleeping, snoring, headaches, and nosebleeds. Septoplasty to correct a deviated septum during rhinoplasty can improve the function of the nose.
Your Rhinoplasty Treatment
Preparing for Your Surgery
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia to promote safety and prevent any discomfort. During this procedure, the bone and cartilage of the nose are manipulated until the desired form is reached for a more masculine, attractive appearance. The bone and cartilage may be shaved down, or grafts may be added to create a more proportional and aesthetically pleasing nasal shape.
Closed rhinoplasty makes all of the incisions on the inside of the nostrils to eliminate visible scarring afterward. Even though this technique provides a more limited view of the underlying nasal structures, subtle and significant changes can be achieved.
Open rhinoplasty places an additional incision at the base of the nostrils across the columella. This technique allows for an unobstructed view of the nasal structures and more substantial nasal changes.
Easing Your Concerns
RecoveryRecovering rhinoplasty patients experience bruising and swelling on the nose and around the eyes. Nasal packing and splints are applied to support healing. Patients are required to rest with their head elevated for at least one week to help minimize swelling and allow proper blood flow. Swelling should subside enough for you to return to work and your normal activities after one week. More strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for at least four weeks.
PainWhile rhinoplasty is performed under anesthesia to prevent pain during the surgery, postoperative pain and discomfort are expected. Patients may initially experience discomfort and difficulty breathing through the nose because of the bruising, swelling, and nasal packing. Oral pain medication and cold compresses can help control any postoperative discomfort.
ScarsThe resulting scars from your rhinoplasty will depend on the techniques used. Closed rhinoplasty results in no visible scarring, as the incisions are made on the inside of the nostrils. Open rhinoplasty patients may develop a scar at the base of the nostrils where the external incision is made. This scar will be small and inconspicuous, and it will fade with time. Although the extent of the scar will depend on your body’s natural healing ability, you can help reduce the appearance of it by keeping the healing incision out of the sun.
CostMany factors determine the cost of rhinoplasty. These factors include the extent of correction needed, the techniques used, anesthesia fees, hospital fees, facility fees, and surgeon’s fees. Rhinoplasty requires skill and experience, and the final cost of your procedure will reflect that. Dr. Batra will provide you with a cost estimate during your consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia
- Prolonged swelling
- Temporary loss of sensation