Written by Dr. Julian De Silva

Cosmetic procedures for men are rising in popularity and as men become more comfortable with cosmetic procedures, they are also requesting rhinoplasty to correct breathing issues, previous traumas, as well as for purely aesthetic reasons. In today’s competitive work and social environments, there is an increasing desire to have facial balanced and harmony that boosts self-confidence and reflects a strong personality.

What is different about male rhinoplasty?

In considering a male rhinoplasty, Dr De Silva believes it is essential to consider the differences between a male and a female nose. The typically desired features for a male nose, though each patient will have a straighter profile, a stronger, higher bridge, a more sharply defined nasal tip, and more masculine features. Whereas a woman’s nose typically benefits from a more delicate, smaller and feminine appearance. The aesthetic proportions of a male and female nose also differ, especially around the dorsal hump positioning, nasal width, and nasal tip angle. Men also request more handsome results to reflect their individual character, and often will want to keep their ethnic shape; the goal of the rhinoplasty is not for a “cookie cutter” look, but a subtle enhancement to the facial proportions. Everyone is familiar with famous male actors and musicians who look like they have had too much work done. Key is men, “less is more”, from Dr De Silva’s experience most men do not want a “done” appearance and the rhinoplasty must look natural.

About male rhinoplasty - male patient

Anatomy of the nose

Thus, though the surgical skills and rhinoplasty techniques required for male and female rhinoplasties are similar, they are used to achieve very different results. The differences between male and female facial anatomy must also be considered. The facial bone structure is generally much thicker in men than women, and men have stronger, thicker cartilage and bone as well as much thicker nasal skin. Skin thickness will also change how it drapes over any nasal structure, as well as the overall refinement of the nose, as thicker skin does not allow for the sharp angles and planes that thinner skin can provide. This will change a good rhinoplasty surgeon’s approach to a male rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a surgery of finesse and detail, even 1mm change can be seen. Dr De Silva believes that nose reshaping requires special techniques to improving definition and shape and keeping a natural appearance.

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Dr De Silva’s technique

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures Dr De Silva completes for men on a daily basis. Although in principle the procedure is similar in men and women, there are important differences in the male and female nose that correspond to the underlying facial structure and anatomy. The differences between male and female rhinoplasties can be difficult for an inexperienced rhinoplasty surgeon to navigate. That is why it is crucial to seek out an experienced male rhinoplasty surgeon for a consultation. During the consultation, the surgeon should work with you to help define the goals of your rhinoplasty, as well as explain what is or isn’t possible. A consultation with a good surgeon should be a collaborative experience in clarifying objectives, agreeing on expectations, and a thorough explanation of the surgical approach to achieve those objectives.

Dr De Silva is known for natural-looking results and uses specialized techniques that foster a natural and conservative rejuvenation.

What type of anaesthesia is used?

Sedative anaesthesia, also known as “twilight anaesthesia,” which is combination of local and sedative medications. At the centre we have developed our own advanced form of twilight anaesthesia, based on practices in the USA. This specialised sedation uses tiny amounts of four to five sedation medications that cumulatively give a relaxing and safe experience avoid the risks and side effects of general anaesthesia. A much shorter recovery period than general anaesthesia, with most patients able to leave 30 to 60 minutes following the procedure. These are the most advanced sedation techniques available, and the optimal option for patients considering male rhinoplasty.

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3D-model male face, rhinoplasty procedure, right side view

What is the recovery after rhinoplasty surgery?

Having no bruising is a distinct advantage after rhinoplasty, as in men it is difficult to camouflage, most women can use concealer to cover bruising. Using Dr De Silva’s techniques only 10-20% of patients have bruising after surgery. Dr De Silva uses the latest in technology including regenerative medicine to enhance recovery after surgery. Utilising your own growth factors, and advanced techniques used by professional athletes your recovery can be speeded up.

Male face, Before and After rhinoplasty treatment, right side view

What will my friends and family think?

Many men are concerned they will look too different after surgery and family or friends will notice. The nose is a key element of facial appearance as it lies in the centre of your face. Good male rhinoplasty is discrete, patient’s report to Dr De Silva every week that most of their friends and family could not tell they had undergone surgery until shown before and after photos.

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Can male rhinoplasty be combined with other procedures?

Dr De Silva frequently combines rhinoplasty with other facial procedures:

  • Chin augmentation and facial balance
  • Jaw line refinement
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Lower eyelid surgery for puffiness (eye bags)
  • Facelift (deep plane, natural facelift)
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Volume enhancement with fat transfer.
  • Droopy eyelid (Ptosis correction)

Revision rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is regarded as a challenging aspect of nose reshaping as the degree of detail is fine. Over 30% of all Dr De Silva’s patients have undergoing previous surgery and are termed revision procedures. Although more challenging than primary surgery often with Dr De Silva’s advanced techniques the overall appearance and symmetry of the nose can be improved.

Male face, Before and After Blepharoplasty Treatment, front view

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