Rhinoplasty for men
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Cosmetic surgery does not hold the stigma it once held for men and going under the surgeon’s knife and is no longer the preserve of only the wealthiest men or the Hollywood A list. In fact, in Western societies a quarter of rhinoplasty patients are now male and that number looks set to rise. Therefore, with careful research, it is no longer difficult for a male patient to find a surgeon with the necessary experience to perform their nose job.
There are two significant reasons why male patients in particular should take a little extra time to find a good rhinoplasty surgeon. The difference in male and female physiology necessitates a different approach to the rhinoplasty operation, making it a wise choice to opt for a surgeon who has previous experience of operating on men. Secondly, around 15 percent of male patients go on to have revision rhinoplasty because they are dissatisfied with the results of the original nose job - a slightly higher percentage than female patients. The better the surgeon, the better the chance will be that the nose job will be successful.
A ‘less is more’ approach is usually best for male rhinoplasty as a nose has obviously undergone plastic surgery can still look attractive on a woman but is less flattering on a man. There is also a risk that a nose which has had too much surgery done on it will appear more feminine. Often minimal work - such as reducing a dorsal hump - can produce an attractive nose while retaining its masculinity.
To find a reputable plastic surgeon that can produce a natural looking nose it is best to opt for one who is board certified. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) are both renowned for requiring high standards of training and medical care from surgeons before board approval is given. You will be able to find out if a surgeon is board approved by looking at their website or by requesting literature from their clinic. To verify that their certification claims are valid you can check the American Board of Medical Specialties website (ABMS.org).
Once you have identified several clinics or surgeons who, on paper, meet your needs then you should book start booking consultations, which is normally free of charge. The surgeon will discuss what your needs and wants are and will then give you a realistic assessment of what can be achieved. Computer software may be used to show you simulated before and after rhinoplasty pictures of your potential nose job. The surgeon should also be open to answering any queries you may have. Once you have found a surgeon you feel comfortable with you can book a preliminary appointment for starting pre-operative preparations for your rhinoplasty. A date for surgery will also be set.
As well as researching rhinoplasty information on the internet you may also wish to consult your family doctor.