Male Rhinoplasty

Male rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a nose job, is an increasingly popular procedure among men in Chicago. Many men find themselves unhappy with the overall shape of their nose. For those who find their nose crooked, misshapen, or simply too big, a rhinoplasty gives an aesthetic boost to the entire face. In some cases, men who suffer from a deviated septum and experience breathing issues may also elect to undergo rhinoplasty. In the past, rhinoplasty was known mainly as a procedure for women; this is rapidly changing, with a growing demand for rhinoplasty for men in Chicago and beyond. With multiple methods and results possible, it is a good option to explore whether rhinoplasty is the right choice for you.

In surgical terms, a male rhinoplasty hardly differs from a traditional nose job. However, men and women tend to have different aesthetic goals in mind when it comes to this procedure. For example, male noses tend to feature a strong, prominent bridge, unlike female noses. When performed on men, rhinoplasty serves to give patients a more masculine appearance, perhaps by widening and shortening the nose. Of course, each patient’s specific goals are discussed before the procedure, so that the operation is individually tailored for every man. Dr. Steinbrech specializes in male rhinoplasty, with hundreds of successful operations providing men with a more masculine appearance.

Rhinoplasty has substantial benefits for a man’s overall appearance. When done by a board-certified plastic surgeon, rhinoplasty can enhance facial symmetry and complement other features of the face. Balance is the key to facial aesthetics, and the goal of a rhinoplasty is to balance out all facial features.

In addition to its cosmetic applications, rhinoplasty does have legitimate medical benefits. For men who suffer from a deviated septum and find it difficult to breathe, a rhinoplasty can clear the airways and, quite literally, let you breathe easier.

Generally, a rhinoplasty is performed one of two ways. The first is known as an internal, or closed, rhinoplasty, and the second is known as external, or open, rhinoplasty. Both are similar to the rhinoplasty procedures performed on women. An internal rhinoplasty does not include incisions outside of the nose. Instead, the rhinoplasty is performed entirely inside of the nostrils, with small incisions allowing for a more acute level of manipulation. Internal rhinoplasties are generally performed when a less drastic change to the structure of the nose is desired.

External rhinoplasties, as the name implies, involve incisions outside of the nose. This incision is usually made between the nostrils, and smaller incisions within the nose accompany it. This method is particularly useful when drastic changes are necessary, as it allows for a more accurate and dramatic aesthetic change. An external rhinoplasty is generally a longer procedure, tending to last about one hour.

Depending on your cosmetic goals, Dr. Steinbrech will guide you through to a decision on which specific method is right for you.

Rhinoplasty is an option for any men in the Chicago area who find themselves unhappy with their nose. This unhappiness may be in regards to the shape, size or general appearance of the nose. It is also increasingly common among men, with elective rhinoplasties for men numbering in the tens of thousands each year. Rhinoplasty can also offer numerous health benefits, especially for men with deviated septums. By straightening the nose, breathing is made easier. If you are considering undergoing rhinoplasty, book a consultation at Dr. Steinbrech’s Chicago office. There, you will be able to discuss your specific cosmetic goals, as well as any questions or concerns.

Rhinoplasty does not recover any prolonged hospital stay. As an outpatient procedure, patients are free to leave as soon as the operation is completed. Directly after surgery, a splint is placed on the bridge of the nose to prevent the area from shifting during the healing process. Minor to moderate swelling and bruising is prone to occur, but this generally subsides within one to two weeks. After one week, the facial splint is able to be removed. From then on, patients will be able to slowly resume their normal activities, including exercise. Impact sports should be avoided for at least six weeks, to eliminate risk of damage to the nose.