Male Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Your nose can impact the structure and symmetry of your entire face. Front and center, if something about it is bothersome, it is impossible to ignore. Rhinoplasty can create a more desirable shape and profile, bringing harmony to your features and a more pleasing esthetic appearance. If a cosmetic enhancement is made, it will affect the nose as a whole so functional issues will be addressed as well.
When considering rhinoplasty, it is important to choose a board-certified surgeon who understands male facial anatomy, and the subtleties of preserving a natural, masculine appearance.
Dr. Orloff is an expert in nasal plastic surgery and reconstruction procedures. His extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and structure ensures your results look cohesive, natural and not “worked on.”
Why men have this procedure:
Achieve a more esthetically appropriate shape, size, projection and proportion that is in harmony with your face.
There are a number of medical issues that rhinoplasty surgery will address, such as birth defects, nasal injuries, and help relieve some breathing issues.
Rhinoplasty is completely customized to each patient, depending on your needs. At your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss your desired goals with you, and then formulate a surgical plan to achieve those goals.
Open rhinoplasty is for more difficult cases and complex procedures, where visualization of the structures is necessary or precision is key.
Closed Rhinoplasty is advantageous in much less complex cases in that there is no visible scar and swelling is not as obvious.
The actual procedure is performed by reshaping the cartilage and bone under the skin of the nose.
After these deep structures are reshaped appropriately, the skin re- drapes over the new framework. Sutures are carefully hidden.
Recovery time is generally 1 month, but will vary somewhat between individuals.
You will be able to return to your normal daily routine 1 week after surgery; your dressing/splint will be removed at that time.
Bruising can be expected to fade at around 2 weeks.
You can expect to have several weeks of swelling.
Complete healing takes a year to 18 months, but by 6 months only you will know that any surgery occurred.
The open approach involves a small incision made across the skin between the nostrils.
This method is used for more complex changes to the nose.
The open approach allows for full visualization of the structures and is particularly useful for more involved work on the tip of the nose.
The closed approach means all incisions are carefully hidden inside the nose.
This approach is ideal for patients with minor corrections, such as a dorsal hump, or they require simple changes to the nasal tip.
This method leaves no visible scars, but limits the degree of visualization and therefore the changes that can be made.
This procedure is aimed at patients who are unhappy with the results of their previous surgery. This may be due to disappointment in the cosmetic outcome of a previous procedure, or physical issues have resulted from the surgery. (ie: difficulty with nasal breathing.) In the unfortunate circumstance where a patient requires a revision, a highly skilled surgeon must be chosen due to the potential complexity.