Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job” is performed to change the shape of a nose or improve its function. Many men feel that their nose is asymmetrical to the rest of their facial features and choose nose surgery to create facial balance and improve their overall appearance.
Why do men consider nose jobs?
There are many reasons a man might consider a rhinoplasty procedure. Some of the most common nose surgery goals for a man are to:
- Reduce or increase the size of a nose
- Relieve a deviated septum or nose-related breathing concern
- Reduce bulky nostrils
- Elevate the tip of the nasal
- Narrow the bridge of the nose
Who Is a Good Candidate for Male Rhinoplasty?
The ideal candidate for male rhinoplasty is a man that is physically healthy with no bleeding disorders and interested in improving his nose’s function and/or overall look. Those who are under 15-years-old should refrain from the procedure until their nose has fully developed. Additionally, candidates should be emotionally stable and have realistic expectations of the surgery.
What Happens During Nose Surgery?
Though each surgery is unique, a rhinoplasty procedure usually lasts between one to three hours. Dr. Beaty will perform an open or closed procedure depending on a patient’s particular needs. General anesthesia should also be expected for most nose surgeries.
How to Prepare for Rhinoplasty
To start the rhinoplasty process, interested men will meet with Dr. Beaty for an initial consultation. During the consultation, there will be a discussion regarding expectations, the motivation for the surgery, and the patient’s medical history.
Additionally, Dr. Beaty will use photos of the nose that have been taken from various angles to demonstrate possible results through computer imaging. These photos will also be used as a point of reference during the surgery and for evaluations after the surgery.
Before the surgery, it is crucial for patients to:
- Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Stop smoking for at least six months before the surgery.
- Hydrate regularly.
- Avoid the use of alcohol for five days prior to the surgery.
- Plan for a family member or close friend to drive the patient home and assist him with personal care tasks for a few days during the recovery process.
What are the Recovery Expectations for Male Rhinoplasty?
Although nasal packing is not used for most nose surgeries, a nasal splint to support the nose will be worn the first week following the surgery. The removal of the splint will occur within 7-10 days after the procedure. Patients may experience some swelling or bruising around the eyes for about 2 weeks.
While strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks following the procedure, patients can resume to lighter activities after a few days. It is also essential that those who wear glasses should only wear them with proper support that will keep pressure off of the nose for a few months.
What Type of Results Can Be Expected from a Rhinoplasty Procedure?
The results of a nose job are permanent. That being said, rhinoplasty patients should clearly understand what results can be expected before undergoing the procedure. Rhinoplasty is often a life changing surgery that gives men improved self-confidence and self-esteem.
Does Insurance Cover Nose Surgery?/h2>
Most insurance plans do not cover nose surgery. However, coverage may be available for patients who are opting for the procedure for medical reasons and breathing-related problems.
Learn More About Male Rhinoplasty Today
If you’re ready to discover how nose surgery can improve your face and transform your life, contact Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery, the leading rhinoplasty provider in Atlanta and Alpharetta.
Call (770) 753-0053 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your initial consultation with our rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Mark Beaty.