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Male Rhinoplasty FAQs

How does male rhinoplasty differ from female rhinoplasty?
Men have stronger bone and cartilage structures and thicker layers of skin than women, which results in a different shaped, more masculine nose. Men typically wish to retain the masculine structure of their nose, which is characterized by a strong and straight nasal dorsum. Women, on the other hand, usually opt for a smaller, more delicate nose structure. Additionally, men tend to suffer from more sport-related injuries than women, so it is common for men to need a deviated septum repaired in correlation with rhinoplasty. During a rhinoplasty, Dr. Rizk is able to repair a deviated septum or other structural damage while restoring or changing the structure of the nose. In this way, Dr. Rizk is able to address both the cosmetic and functional needs of the patient.

How is a male rhinoplasty performed?
A male rhinoplasty is performed in primarily the same manner as any other rhinoplasty. In his practice, Dr. Rizk more commonly uses the closed endonasal 3D rapid recovery technique rather than an open rhinoplasty (which involves making an incision on the columella of the nose). Dr. Rizk may choose to use the open technique, or a combination of the two, if that approach will provide the best results to the patient. When performing any rhinoplasty, Dr. Rizk takes the entire facial harmony into consideration, to provide a natural, balanced appearance after the surgery. Men tend to have thicker skin, and thus more visible pores, so Dr. Rizk may also use laser therapy to shrink skin pores after the rhinoplasty to provide an improved appearance. Male rhinoplasty can also be done in conjunction with other types of cosmetic surgery, such as a facelift.

Which men are candidates for rhinoplasty?
Any man above the age of 15 years old who is unhappy with the appearance of his nose is a candidate for rhinoplasty. Additionally, men experiencing difficulty in breathing due to a deviated septum or other nose conditions are eligible for rhinoplasty. Prospective patients should be in good physical and mental health, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.

Why is Dr. Sam Rizk an excellent choice for male rhinoplasty?
As men frequently sustain nasal injuries that can alter the appearance of their nose, they are more likely to request a rhinoplasty simply to restore the previous appearance of their nose. It takes a skilled and thoughtful surgeon, like Dr. Rizk, to be able to determine the previous appearance of the nose, and restore the appearance as desired. The doctor must also be able to identify the patient’s motivations for surgery so he or she can provide the desired results. Male rhinoplasty is quite different from rhinoplasty in females, as retaining the masculine structure of the nose is very important to the masculine identity. A poorly performed rhinoplasty that results in a feminine nose would be very damaging to a man’s appearance. Thus, it is important to find a surgeon who understands the intricacies of the male rhinoplasty and has a proven track record at providing successful results to many male patients. Dr. Sam Rizk is one such doctor, who has repeatedly shown his skill in performing rhinoplasties in men.