The nose is often the defining feature of the face. When it is in harmony with the other facial features, it blends perfectly and does not get much attention. However, when it is misshapen, too large or too wide, it can be distracting. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries requested by men, helping to improve their overall facial appearance. Dr. Gary Linkov is a top facial plastic surgeon who has created exceptional nose shaping results for his male patients at City Facial Plastics.
A perfect nose does not exist. There is only the right nose to match your specific facial features. An attractive male face has the right balance of features, including the nose. A large nose can make a chin look weak, or a weak chin can make a nose appear larger. The goal of any facial cosmetic surgery is to find a balance that creates an attractive appearance. Since the nose is the central feature, changing its shape can have a significant improvement in the overall facial balance.
What is the essence of male rhinoplasty?
Men are often judged on their looks. The nose is the centerpiece of the face and is sometimes where the eye focuses first. A large nose or crooked nose can detract from other more attractive male facial features. Finding facial harmony for some means refining the nose to fit with the rest of the face. The goal is not for radical change that alters one’s identity, but rather to improve on what is already there and to give men the confidence they need to face the world.
What are the common male nose jobs?
Dr. Linkov has extensive experience in reshaping the nose to improve the overall appearance. For men, the most requested procedures are reshaping procedures. Removing a prominent hump or resizing the nostrils are common. Straightening a crooked bridge or other deformities from sports injuries or trauma is often requested. It is important to scale the changes to fit the other facial features. A nose that is too small can be just as distracting as one that is too large. Dr. Linkov’s artistic eye and surgical skill create the right nose shape to blend with the face, giving you exceptional results.
If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, male rhinoplasty may be the right option for you. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Linkov, contact City Facial Plastics in New York City. We will schedule your appointment with one of the top nose job surgeons in Manhattan.
What are the differences between a male rhinoplasty compared to a female rhinoplasty?
A male rhinoplasty, or male nose job surgery, differs in some ways from a rhinoplasty performed on women, such as:
- Lack of supratip break – Compared to women who desire a distinct transition from the bridge of the nose onto the nasal tip, the ideal aesthetic in men is to avoid this transition and to have a straight dorsal line from profile view without a supratip break.
- Acute nasolabial angle – The nasolabial angle is the angle that forms between the upper lip and the nasal tip. In women, the ideal angle range is 95-100 degrees, whereas in men the ideal nasolabial angle is 93-98 degrees.
- Larger nasal bones and cartilage – In general, the bone and cartilage in men are larger and more resistant to manipulation. Sutures and grafts must be carefully constructed to yield a long-lasting result.
Who is a good candidate for a male rhinoplasty?
Male rhinoplasty nose job surgery can be a great option for many nasal complaints, including:
- Difficulty breathing through the nose (in certain circumstances)
- A nasal hump on the bridge
- Saddle nose deformity
- Crooked nose
- Wide nose
- Tip asymmetry
- Droopy tip
- Overly rotated tip
- Overprojected tip
- Weak or under projected tip
At the initial consultation, Dr. Linkov will assess your nose and overall goals, take photos, then send you computer renderings to review before scheduling the male rhinoplasty in NYC.
How is male rhinoplasty done?
Rhinoplasty nose job surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia with the patient intubated. This is done for several reasons, including:
- Patient comfort
- Limiting patient movement
- Protecting the airway from blood and aspiration
There are five major steps to male rhinoplasty surgery:
- Exposure of the underlying structures – An open or closed approach is used to gain access to the cartilage and bone of the nose.
- Source materials used for grafting – Typically cartilage from the septum is harvested, but other sources of cartilage may be used as well as other types of material as necessary.
- Grafting – Grafts are constructed from the materials and applied for nasal form and function
- Bony work – Adjusting the nasal bones may be needed to straighten or narrow the nose.
- Closing up – Sutures are used to close incisions and a cast and splints are placed.
How to prepare for the male rhinoplasty?
Once you have decided to undergo a male rhinoplasty nose surgery, Dr. Linkov will discuss in detail how to prepare for your surgery. There are a few steps you should take before your rhinoplasty to get the best results. These steps include:
- Avoiding certain medications and supplements that may thin the blood, such as:
- NSAIDs – ibuprofen (Motrin) and naproxen
- Vitamin E
- Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo, Black Cohosh
- Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery, as tobacco products can decrease blood flow to the skin and compromise the healing of the surgical site
- Stop all nasal sprays 2 weeks before surgery, except for saline which you can continue
- Pick up medications at the pharmacy, as you will be prescribed certain medications to take after surgery, such as:
- An antibiotic
- Pain medication
- Identify an escort home, as you will need someone to accompany you home and stay with you at least the first night after your male rhinoplasty in NYC
What to expect on the day of the procedure?
Do not eat or drink 6 hours before your scheduled surgery. Male rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia with an anesthesiologist present. There will be no pain during the surgery and you will have no recollection of the procedure. Your time at the private operating room suite or the ambulatory surgery center will be about 6 hours, with 3-4 hours of actual surgical time.
What is the recovery from male rhinoplasty?
The immediate recovery, in the first 1-2 weeks, after male rhinoplasty involves swelling, bruising, light bleeding, and mild pain. Patients should apply antibiotic ointment to the external incision if one is present. At the first follow up appointment at 1 week postoperatively, the skin sutures are removed (if not dissolvable), along with splints and cast. Tip swelling continues to improve and eventually resolves at about one year leaving you with a final male rhinoplasty result. It is important to avoid strenuous activity such as exercise or heavy lifting for at least 1 week postoperatively and avoid contact sports for at least 6 weeks after a male rhinoplasty.
What are the risks and complications of male rhinoplasty?
Though rare, risks and complications of male rhinoplasty nose job surgery, include:
- Poor scarring
- Undesirable aesthetic result
- Upper dental numbness
- Bossae (tip irregularities)
- Overrotated tip
- Alar retraction
- Septal perforation (hole in septum)
- Saddle nose (bridge collapse)
- Nasal valve collapse
- Inverted -V deformity
- Deviated nose
- Rocker deformity
- Open roof deformity
- Dorsal irregularities
- Damaged skin
What are the contraindications for male rhinoplasty?
There are patients who should not have a male rhinoplasty nose job, these include patients with the following:
- Health conditions that would make surgery dangerous
- Lack of building material if numerous nasal surgeries are done prior
- Unhealthy nasal skin that makes surgery unsafe
What are the alternatives to male rhinoplasty?
If surgery is not an option, an alternative to male rhinoplasty is non-surgical liquid rhinoplasty. This is safe in non-operated noses and involves using a filler material (such as Restylane Lyft) to carefully add volume to strategic areas of the nose. It is important to keep in mind that filler procedures, especially on the nose, do carry risk and must only be done by experienced injectors with thorough knowledge of the underlying anatomy.
Are patients satisfied after male rhinoplasty?
According to published literature, the satisfaction in men after rhinoplasty is lower than in women. There are different theories for this but one of the main reasons is that because cosmetic rhinoplasty is more common in women, many surgeons will inadvertently feminize the nose. Dr. Linkov understands that most men seek a masculine appearance that fits with the rest of their facial features, and strives to achieve that for every one of his NYC male rhinoplasty patients.
What is the cost of male rhinoplasty?
The cost of a male rhinoplasty, like any nose job surgery, will vary based on provider, location, and anticipated complexity of the procedure. In general, the surgeon’s fees start at $5000 and go up from there. Facility fees and anesthesia fees carry additional costs, as well as implants if used, and all of this should be discussed with you by the office staff to help you make an informed decision.
Can a male rhinoplasty help my breathing?
A male rhinoplasty nose job can help with breathing. A deviated septum can be corrected. A collapsed nasal valve can be stented. An enlarged inferior turbinate inside the nose can be reduced. Dr. Linkov has discovered that many male patients who present with difficulty breathing through both nostrils have a weak nasal tip. If this is found to be the case, then cartilage is taken from the septum or ear and combined with a temporary scaffold (PDS plate) which is secured to the front of the septum (caudal septum). As it heals, the nasal tip is strengthened which leads to better airflow as the nose no longer collapses against the face.
Which celebrities have gotten a male rhinoplasty?
There are popular male celebrities that have been rumored to have had a rhinoplasty, including Zac Efron, Patrick Dempsey, and Tom Cruise. Even the biggest stars need a little extra help to look extra good.
Who is the best male rhinoplasty surgeon in NYC?
Dr. Gary Linkov is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in NYC. Dr. Linkov is a busy male rhinoplasty and male revision rhinoplasty surgeon in New York with extensive experience treating all conditions of the nose. He is the Chief of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery for the Veterans Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, where he operates on complex nasal deformities, serving our country’s veterans. Dr. Linkov’s private practice in NYC focuses on cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty. You can view before and after photos with Dr. Linkov below:
Male rhinoplasty before and after
Male rhinoplasty case 1:
Functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty was performed to straighten out the nose, reduce the dorsal (bridge) hump, and to improve nasal breathing. We corrected the pollybeak deformity (hooked nose) but kept the nose looking masculine. This man hadn’t been able to breathe this well his entire life.
Male rhinoplasty case 2:
A functional rhinoplasty was performed to improve nasal breathing and to straighten the nose for this nice man who had suffered nasal trauma in the past.
Male rhinoplasty case 3:
A functional rhinoplasty was performed to improve nasal breathing and to straighten the nose for this nice man who had suffered nasal trauma in the past. He was so happy that his nose was no longer crooked.