Rhinoplasty Tips: Male Rhinoplasty

About Dr. Jason Hamilton

Jason S. Hamilton, M.D. is the Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Osborne Head and Neck Institute based at Cedar-Sinai Medical Towers. Dr. Hamilton has advanced training in plastic and reconstructive surgical techniques involving the face, head, and neck, and limits his practice to the treatment of these areas exclusively.

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When we think of the aging face and cosmetic/plastic surgery we immediately conjure up images of an aging female patient. However, recent studies show us that more and more men are having cosmetic procedures to turn back the clock and improve there overall self image. One of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures for the male patient is rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a procedure to reshape the nose into a more aesthetically pleasing form. With careful evaluation and planning rhinoplasty can be one of the most satisfying procedures performed in facial plastic surgery for the male patient.

What is difference between a male and female rhinoplasty?

The main difference between a male and female rhinoplasty is the final shape of the nose. Specifically the bridge of the nose on profile should remain strong and high, a scooped out nose or a ski jump should be avoided. Secondly, the rotation of the tip of the nose (how turned up or down the nose is) should be subtle in a neutral postion and not turned up. A concaved nasal bridge and a turned up tip, tend to feminize the nose and is not a desirable goal for the male rhinoplasty patient and should be avoided

How should a male nose look after rhinoplasty?

Ideally, the male nose is strong and maintains a straight profile and the nasal tip has a neutral postion and is not rotated (turned) up.

Male Rhinoplasty patient underwent nasal hump reduction and refinement of the nasal tip-note the natural appearance after surgery and a strong profile

A message form Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Jason S. Hamilton, Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute.

“Rhinoplasty for the male patient should be subtle to avoid a “done look”. Many male patients end up having revision rhinoplasty because they are unhappy postoperatively with the shape of their nose and/or suffer from nasal obstruction and breathing difficulties.  Its important to discuss in detail your over goals with your surgeon and have a thorough internal nasal examination of the nasal septum and turbinates to avoid breathing issues after surgery.”

To learn more about Dr. Jason Hamilton or male rhinoplasty, visit: http://www.ohninewnose.com/