What is Male Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty for men often involves repairing an injury which has altered the shape or function of the nose. Sports injuries, work accidents, and motor vehicle injuries can all be the cause of a nose that is unbalanced or otherwise imperfect. Whether you want to correct an issue caused by injury or simply feel that your natural nose shape could be improved, rhinoplasty may be a suitable option for you. If you’re looking for a nose job, please continue reading for more information.
Your first step should be arranging a consultation with Dr. Bryan Correa. He makes special efforts in his practice to strive to be one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons. His superior understanding of nasal structure is crucial to his success as a surgeon. Although rhinoplasty is common, it is one of the most difficult surgeries that a plastic surgeon can undertake, and Dr. Correa performs nose surgery safely and with high-quality results.
When Should You Consider Rhinoplasty?
Some of the conditions that require surgical correction are:
- Straightening a crooked nose
- Reducing a hump
- Making a wide nose narrow
- Refining a bulbous tip
- Changing the aspect of a tip that droops down
- Reducing the length of the nose
- Restructuring collapsed nostrils
- Repairing a deviated septum
- Fixing a nasal valve collapse
The nose is a three-dimensional structure requiring artistic skill as well as surgical skill to produce the best results. Changes made by the best rhinoplasty surgeons are very small, measured in millimeters. Subtle changes produce the most profound results, restoring symmetry and enhancing the rest of the face while maintaining a completely natural appearance. Additionally, Dr. Correa delivers ethnic rhinoplasty for men and women who desire to fix some aspect of their nose but wish to maintain its unique ethnic characteristics.
Repairing Functional Problems
Injured or malformed noses will logically create problems in function. Whether from a birth defect or injury, people adjust to defects and think it is normal to breathe through the mouth or snore.
Some other signs of nasal malfunction include:
- Recurrent sinus infections
- Dry throat
- Reduced sense of smell
- Nasal congestion
- Sinus headaches
- Sleep disturbance
If left untreated, these problems can have a significant impact on your quality of life. To learn more about this, you can read Dr. Correa’s page on functional rhinoplasty.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Correa will explain your procedure at length, answering any questions you have about the surgery, recovery, or results. A thorough consultation goes a long way in providing with the best results in your nose surgery. In addition to assisting men, Dr. Correa also performs nose surgery for women.
On the day of the surgery, you will be made comfortable using the form of anesthesia you have requested. Your procedure will be performed using a closed or open method of making the incisions. Incisions in a closed procedure are hidden inside the nostrils. An open procedure involves making an incision across the columella (the bridge of skin that separates the nostrils) so that access can be made to the structures being repaired. Scarring is minimal and since it is below the nose, is quite inconspicuous. The nose will be taped after the surgery to keep it stable and in most cases, a splint is used as well.
What You Can Expect in Your Initial Consultation
It is very important to Dr. Correa that his patients understand all aspects of male rhinoplasty before making the decision to move forward with surgery. It is his philosophy that his success as a plastic surgeon is dependent not only on his surgical skills but also his ability to fully understand the needs and goals of his patients. By taking the time to understand each patient’s desires, he can ensure they get the treatment or procedure that is truly right for them.
You will have the opportunity to examine photographs of his other patients who have undergone male rhinoplasty so you can see his work and know what to expect if you decide to proceed. Dr. Correa will discuss the changes that you can expect to achieve and make recommendations regarding the best surgical methods to use to achieve your goals. You are encouraged to ask many questions and also to share any anxiety you may be having. Attaining your goal is a team effort. You and Dr. Correa must agree on the aesthetics and methods of your surgery so that you can obtain a result that meets or even exceeds your expectations.
Male Rhinoplasty Recovery
In the first 12 weeks after surgery, the nose undergoes many changes. Though the vast majority of the swelling goes down after 2-3 weeks, there may be some swelling that you or close friends and family may notice for longer.
On the first day after surgery, Dr. Correa will see you in the office and remove any packing that may have been placed during surgery. At 5-7 days the dressings will be removed and you will get your first look at your new nose. Although any swelling and bruising will certainly be its worst at this time, you will still be able to see many of the changes that were made. By the end of the second week, the swelling and bruising will have decreased to a large extent so that only close friends and family would know that rhinoplasty had been done.
It can take up to a year to fully realize all of the changes that the surgery has made, but the benefits to facial balance and improved function will be evident in a few short weeks. Dr. Correa wants you to feel you got among the best results in nose surgery possible.
Take The First Step
Interested in learning more about Male Rhinoplasty? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Correa by filling out the form on this page or by calling Correa Plastic Surgery at (281) 419-9119. Proudly serving patients in The Woodlands & Houston, TX.