Rhinoplasty, or nose reduction and reshaping, is a very popular procedure that can have prodigious effects not only in a person's facial balance, but also in their self-esteem. Although traditionally thought of as a cosmetic surgery for female patients, an increasing number of male patients are looking to nose reduction and reshaping procedures to change the appearance of their nose and their overall facial balance. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 74,090 male nose reduction and reshaping procedures were performed in the United States in 2007. Male nose reduction or reshaping is a surgery that has become very popular for men in light of the fact that it can help alter the shape and contour of the nose, which can be a source of embarrassment and self-consciousness for many men. In his Houston, TX clinic, Dr. Eisemann works with each male patient to envision the steps of nose reduction and reshaping in order to achieve the correct balance for a masculine facial structure.
Video imaging is done as a teaching and communication aid.
The nose reduction and reshaping procedure is essentially the same for men and women. However, there are differences in the aesthetics of the male face and nose versus the female nose that must be taken into consideration. Each male patient's goals will be addressed to achieve the desired outcome through nose reduction and reshaping at the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston.
Male nose reduction and reshaping is a procedure that restructures the nose to improve its appearance and function. The nose reduction and reshaping procedure at the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston, TX involves a small incision either inside the nose or across the skin that separates the nostrils. The cartilage and bone that make up the framework of the nose are then exposed and may be sculpted to create the desired shape and profile. There are many ways in which a male nose can be altered through rhinoplasty, or nose reduction and reshaping, including reducing or increasing the size of the nose, changing the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrowing the span of the nostrils, or altering the angle between the nose and the upper lip, and using your own cartilage grafts.
Nose reduction and reshaping surgery at Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston is generally performed under general anesthesia or I.V. intravenous sedation, and usually takes just 1 – 2 hours. As it is an outpatient procedure, patients will be able to return to the comfort of home that same day. Most patients can return to work one week after their procedure.
Men who have undergone male nose reshaping and restructuring have found that the aesthetic alterations can improve breathing, raise self-esteem, and bring more balance to facial features.