Is Rhinoplasty Performed Differently for Men?
In the majority of cases, the fundamental surgical approach to rhinoplasty will not be different for males versus females. For instance, a closed rhinoplasty is performed using small incisions made inside the nose no matter the gender of the patient, just as an open rhinoplasty is performed via tiny incisions made inconspicuously on the outside of the nose for both men and women.
Having said that, male rhinoplasty does usually differ when it comes to the overall cosmetic goals and particular attributes that often characterize the male nose. Compared to many women, a large percentage of men have a somewhat wider, more distinguished nasal bridge. In addition, the nasal tip of the male nose tends to be slightly less elevated, generally creating an angle of about 90–95 degrees between the nose and upper lip. All of this is typically taken into account during the male rhinoplasty procedure.
At the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery, all efforts are made by our board-certified plastic surgeons to preserve and/or accentuate distinguishable characteristics of the male nose when performing rhinoplasty for men. During the consultation process, our doctors aim to gain a full understanding of the unique needs and goals of each patient, and they can custom-tailor a treatment plan to achieve a natural-looking, masculine appearance for those seeking this type of outcome.
If you are interested in male rhinoplasty for aesthetic and/or functional reasons, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice today. A member of our staff will be more than happy to help you schedule a consultation with one of our experienced doctors.