If you’re not happy with the way your nose looks or you have medical issues, male rhinoplasty may be the answer to your problem. Dr. Leo Lapuerta is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed many procedures formerly considered mainly for women that have gained popularity for men as well, such as a tummy tuck in Houston, TX. Any gender can benefit from procedures to get your desired face, body, or both.
Also referred to as a nose job, male rhinoplasty is a surgery that can change the shape of the nose. Patients reach out about this procedure when they are looking for solutions to improve the symmetry of the face, minimize imperfections, and get rid of a bulbous tip. Nose jobs are also used to address an injury to the face that results in a nose that needs repairs in order to return it to its original shape.
Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure and should only be performed by a certified plastic surgeon who can help you achieve your desired results. Dr. Leo Lapuerta has performed hundreds of surgeries on men and women, including men’s facial plastic surgery. With his deep experience, he can recommend the right procedure and answer your questions to help you reach your goals.
Rhinoplasty is a broad term that can include different procedures based on the goals of the surgery. For instance, an open rhinoplasty may be used to access certain structures for corrections. In this case, the incision is made between the nostrils or just under the nose. Closed rhinoplasty is most often recommended when the desired corrections are more easily made. The incision is made inside the nose. Some nose jobs also include a nasal fracture, which allows the surgeon to make specific changes to a nose and facial structure. For instance, it allows the surgeon to repair a nose that is asymmetrical or one that needs to be narrowed.
Rhinoplasty as a procedure will be approached differently for men and women, even though the surgery itself is generally the same. It’s the details of the surgery that are handled uniquely for each gender; for men, for example, the surgeon will make decisions during the procedure aimed at achieving a more masculine appearance. For instance, the man’s nose is usually wider than a woman’s nose with a higher bridge. It is prominent on the face, straight, and set at a 90-degree angle. A woman’s nose has a softer bridge. Male rhinoplasty surgery is unique from women’s rhinoplasty. The goal of men’s rhinoplasty is to make the necessary changes to the appearance and definition of the nose without creating a feminine nose.
Dr. Lapuerta has performed many surgeries on men, including liposuction for men. He understands what they are looking for when they consider male nose jobs. He will help you determine the right look for your face with a consultation to find out your goals.
How Male Rhinoplasty is Performed
This outpatient procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes around two or three hours to complete. After the surgery, patients can expect to feel some mild pain and discomfort with bruising and swelling around the incision site and under the eyes. This swelling will start to subside within a few days. The patient will wear a nose splint and bandages for several days.
When the splint and bandages are removed, the nose will start to appear normal even though it is common for some tenderness to still be present. The surgeon will recommend that no strenuous physical activities be performed for at least four weeks following the surgery, but the patient can return to normal work after about five days. Final results can take up to a year to be seen even though improvement will be evident right away.
What Can Male Rhinoplasty Surgery Fix?
Male rhinoplasty can fix both cosmetic and medical issues of the nose. Some of the visual problems it can improve or eliminate include:
- Crooked nose
- Droopy nose
- Flaring nostrils
- High or low nasal bridge
- Upturned tip
- Wide nostrils
- Wide or narrow nose
- Dorsal hump
- Bulbous nasal tip
For those who suffer from medical issues, a nose job can help them breathe better. The surgery may correct issues to improve nasal breathing and minimize mouth breathing.
It can also correct a deviated septum, which is a condition that occurs when one nasal passage is narrower than the other. In this situation, the surgery is referred to as septoplasty. A deviated septum can cause allergy symptoms, frequent nosebleeds, and pain on that side of the face. Individuals with a deviated septum often snore while sleeping because it’s difficult to breathe through the nose.
Even when the surgery is for medical reasons rather than cosmetic, it’s often best to have a plastic surgeon perform the procedure. They can ensure the aesthetic results are pleasing as well as resolve any functional concerns.
Cost of Male Rhinoplasty in Houston, TX
The male rhinoplasty cost will vary because it is a tailored procedure. The price will depend on what work needs to be done and any functional issues present. Simpler surgeries may require only soft tissue to be removed or changed while more in-depth procedures may involve bone and skin grafting. Average pricing is just under $5500 with anesthesia and other expenses adding to the total.
You can find out the cost of your rhinoplasty by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Lapuerta. As you discuss your goals and he explains the procedure for your case, he will provide information about the cost.
Contact Us Today
If you want to change the appearance or function of your nose, consider male rhinoplasty in Houston. Dr. Lapuerta has more than 20 years of experience in plastic surgery for men and will answer your questions to help you feel confident about moving forward with the procedure. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about this type of cosmetic surgery.