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.