How happy are you with the size and appearance of your nose? While you can’t help the looks you were born with or grew into, if you are unsatisfied with any aspect of your nose’s shape or size, you can have it changed with a nose job. Though officially called rhinoplasty, the procedure is perfect for anyone who is looking for improvement in breathing or the shape of their nose. The procedure is especially a good option for males because they are more often affected by nasal breathing problems as a result of small nasal traumas.
Though the nose is not the only facial feature that attracts attention and serves as a visual interest point, its shape and size significantly impact how satisfied one feels about their appearance. The nose helps to balance out the features of the face.
No one has truly symmetrical facial features, and self-perceived imperfections are as unique as the individual. However, nasal characteristics that are disproportionate to the face can make one feel and believe they are unattractive when the opposite is true.
What’s So Special About Rhinoplasty for Men?
Rhinoplasty is a procedure that anyone can have to correct cosmetic issues of the nose. Patients can pick and choose what areas or concerns they’d like the cosmetic surgeon to correct and have as little or much work done as they’d like.
It’s a little-known fact that rhinoplasty is not just for women. The procedure is wildly popular among men as well. And although the most common cause is to improve its appearance, for some, the procedure is beneficial medically as well.
If you’re considering seeing a facial plastic surgeon about having a nose job, read this to learn the top eight reasons why rhinoplasty is so popular with men.
1. Boost Self Esteem
The nose is a feature that should complement the face. People who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose tend to have low self-esteem because they don’t appreciate their nose and feel it detracts from their looks. While some women and some men use makeup to mask their concerns, most do not.
Rhinoplasty is the only procedure that allows patients to permanently reshape their noses. And many men happily use it to redesign their noses so they better complement their appearances to increase their appreciation of their features and boost their self-esteem.
2. Correct Breathing Issues
Breathing difficulties are common when there are structural deformities of the nasal cavities or nostrils. Although rhinoplasty is an elective cosmetic procedure, it includes techniques that are effective at making it easier for some patients to breathe through their noses.
Many males experience breathing issues due to septum deviations, nasal polyps, or other abnormal tissues that cause them to snore and breathe through their mouths. These issues can make it difficult to sleep and rest well. Snoring is quite common, and many people who do it are unaware or have had little success with standard snoring treatments and remedies.
Long-term breathing issues like snoring can lead to chronic and severe health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure. Rhinoplasty requires the surgeon to change the underlying structures of the nose to improve its function. Though your immediate concern may be to make your nose look better, if you experience breathing issues due to structural problems, your procedure costs may qualify for reimbursement from your health insurer.
3. Repair Nasal Fractures and Old Injuries
Nose fractures are common among males and often due to accidents or injuries. Old nasal fracture injuries that healed wrong often leave behind unwanted changes to the exterior surface of the nose. Bumps, dents, and crookedness from injuries are the most common complaints male nose job patients want to correct.
4. Improve Facial Profile
Aging is unavoidable, as are its effects on the body and face. Wrinkles and sagging skin are the most apparent signs of aging on the face, leaving many to believe their noses are untouched by the hands of time. Because the nose is the face’s focal point, it is also affected by the aging process. Aging causes the skin to lose its elasticity and the nose to droop and appear longer and larger, thus altering the profile of the face, making it look far older.
5. Get Rid of Chronic Sinus Symptoms
If you suffer from chronic or frequent sinus infections, the culprit might not be due to immunity. Sinus infections are painful to deal with, and a stuffy nose, coughing, and painful headaches are not always easy to manage. Many people who suffer from chronic sinus symptoms undergo septoplasty or have a nose job to modify their nasal cavities to improve airflow and alleviate chronic sinus symptoms.
6. Get a More Feminine or Masculine Look
Not everyone is born with the nose they love. Men who want to look more masculine opt for a nose job so they can make their facial features more masculine. Women often undergo a nose job to make their features more feminine and attractive.
7. Repair Cleft Palate or Cleft Lip
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have their cleft palate or cleft lips corrected during infancy and childhood. Many adults live with this type of congenital disability that can make eating, speaking, and performing certain facial expressions difficult. Cosmetically, a nose job improves the appearance of cleft palates and lips and enhances the facial feature. Medically, the procedure improves function and helps treat medically-related conditions.
8. Change Nostril Size
Many men feel that having large or wide nostrils are unattractive. Not only do they flare and appear more prominent, but they can also make the nose look too wide for the face. Studies show that balanced facial features complement the face and body and are considered most attractive. But there’s no way to change the shape or size of the nostrils without rhinoplasty. Some patients even have additional changes made, such as having alterations to the tip of their nose.
To learn more about rhinoplasty for men or women, contact Torkian Facial Plastic Surgery at (424) 392-7417.