The Benefits and Challenges of Rhinoplasty For Men
Though men oftentimes have the same goals as women when considering rhinoplasty, there are physiological differences that make rhinoplasty for men unique. While women who undergo rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons often seek a more slender and delicate nose, men typically desire a nose that is strong and straight to maintain a more masculine appearance. Some men even opt to combine rhinoplasty with facial implants to create a pronounced chin, a defined lower jaw, and enhance their overall facial harmony. Choosing a facial plastic surgeon who can understand your goals and accentuate your masculinity can be vital in achieving satisfying results.
In addition to these aesthetic concerns, the facial skin of men tends to be thicker than that of women. As a result, swelling may be a little bit longer than female patients, and mild bruising may occur during the recovery period. Most patients are able to return to work one week after surgery. Dr. White usually recommends to patients: “Take one week off from work, and within two weeks after surgery, no one will be able to tell that you’ve had a procedure done.”
Some men may need six to twelve months before they can see the final outcome of their rhinoplasty procedure, which is why maintaining patience during recovery is important. During the consultation process, the details of what you can expect will be carefully reviewed.
If you would like more information about rhinoplasty, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. White, please contact our office today.