In today's world, being physically attractive is one of the major factors in achieving success. It is proved that attractive people have more chances to get better jobs and, thus, get paid well for their time and efforts. Nose is one of the most important and prominent attributes to the appearance of a person’s face. If the nose is irregularly shaped, one's face can look clumsy and unattractive. That is the reason that growing numbers of men consider this kind of plastic surgery.
Rhinoplasty is considered to be one of the most common plastic surgeries, preferred by both men and women. According to New York facial plastic surgeon Dr. Rizk, in the first few years that rhinoplasty surgeries became available in the U.S., the number of women undergoing the procedure was much higher than men. Nowadays, thanks to the outstanding results of nasal surgery, more and more male patients are choosing to get rhinoplasty. For example, men account for 30 percent of Dr. Rizk's nose job patients.
The main difference in nasal surgery between men and women is that men want their nose’s skin layers to be thicker and the bone and cartilage to be stronger. It is also very important for most male patients to have the procedure and keep their nose's masculinity. Dr. Rizk is always very cautious not to make the nose too thin or small when conducting the operation.
The main goal of any rhinoplasty procedure is to bring harmony and balance to the face. For instance, if man's nose seems feminine, it would distract from the face. If your nose is badly shaped or out of proportion with other parts of your face, it does not only adversely affect your appearance but can also have negative influence on the way you perceive yourself.
Dr. Rizk says that most of all men are inclined to have a stronger profile than women. It means that the male nose needs to be straighter while female noses are often designed with a very gentle curve. The angle between the nose and the upper lip needs to be a bit smaller for men than for women (between 90 and 95 degrees for men versus more like 100-105 degrees for women).
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
There are a growing number of centers in the United States that specialize in revision rhinoplasty. Park Avenue Facial Surgery, directed by Dr. Sam Rizk, is one of the leading cosmetic surgery offices who perform a large number of revision cases each year. Surgeons working at revision rhinoplasty centers should be especially trained in correcting the mistakes of other surgeons who have performed ‘bad nose jobs’.
Secondary rhinoplasty is a nose operation that some people undergo when they are not completely satisfied with the results of their previous/primary procedure and want to correct or revise a negative outcome. Unsatisfactory results may take place in 5% to 20% of nasal surgeries.
How Is Secondary Rhinoplasty Performed?
Revision rhinoplasty is performed in almost exactly the same way as a primary surgery. There are two commonly used techniques in rhinoplasty surgeries: open and closed. Both of these approaches require Dr. Rizk to perform the procedure from within the nose, making their incision inside the nostrils. But in the open rhinoplasty a small incision is created in the dorsal skin (area of skin that divides the nostrils). The open method is preferred in secondary nasal surgeries since it makes it possible for the surgeon to thoroughly examine and correct the problems that have taken place in an unsuccessful primary surgery. Revision rhinoplasty is done either under local anesthesia with sedation or under general anesthesia, depending on the circumstances.