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Men's Rhinoplasty Procedures in Gainesville


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Nose Job Surgery for Men

Men's rhinoplasty, or more commonly known as a men's nose job, has gotten a lot of attention in the past few decades as a way to improve men’s facial symmetry. Nose jobs can restructure a man’s nose so that the size is in harmony with his other facial features.

A male rhinoplasty procedure can:
  • Adjust the profile of the nose
  • Change the width of the nose
  • Reshape or diminish the tip of the nose

At Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center, our men's rhinoplasty surgeries help patients achieve balanced and harmonious facial aesthetics. These procedures also correct structural defects in the nose often associated with a deviated septum or breathing issues.

Do men get nose jobs?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men's rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for men. With more than 200,000 surgical procedures performed on men in 2018, rhinoplasty was the most popular with more than 52,000 procedures (ASPS).

Men choose to get nose jobs for many of the same reasons that women do, including:
  • Improved Nose Symmetry: Men can experience the benefits of a natural-looking nose that matches the face. Male rhinoplasty maintains the masculine features of the face.
  • Repair of Structural Defects in the Nose: Male nose surgery is often performed to address structural defects in the nose, like a deviated septum. This can improve airflow and alleviate excessive snoring or labored breathing patterns.
  • Increased Self-Confidence: Men's nose jobs can improve the patient’s facial appearance, leading to increased self-confidence and more positive social interactions. For men struggling with personal appearance issues, this procedure can make a huge difference.
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Reasons for men's rhinoplasty

Men's rhinoplasty is capable of addressing many common nose issues experienced by men, including:
  • A bridge that is too high or low
  • A nose that is too wide or too narrow
  • Bulbous nose tip
  • Crooked nose
  • Dorsal hump
  • Droopy tip
  • Nose tip positioning
  • Nostril shape and size
  • Other irregularities
If you are self-conscious about your nose for any reason, you may be a good candidate for men's nose surgery. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Nesmith, we can determine how surgery could help.
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Is men's rhinoplasty worth it?

Your nose is one of the most prominent features of your face. Having a nose that is proportionate in size and contour to the rest of your face is crucial to creating facial harmony. Often, male patients will undergo a chin augmentation at the same time as their rhinoplasty to further improve facial harmony.

Many of our patients have felt uncomfortable with their noses for years – and they experience a significant confidence boost when cosmetic changes are made.

Benefits of a men's nose job can include:
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Balanced facial features
  • Straighter and/or smoother shape
  • Reduced snoring
  • Alleviated sinus problems
  • Improved nasal airflow

Because a nose job often alleviates breathing problems, many male patients report more restful, uninterrupted sleep. Healthy sleep helps you avoid more serious conditions like heart disease, depression, obesity, and diabetes.

How do men's nose jobs work?

Many men's rhinoplasties are performed under general anesthesia. If your particular case is less complex, Dr. Nesmith may choose local anesthesia to numb your nasal area and oral sedation to relax you during the procedure.

Depending on your desired results, the procedure may begin with removing excess bone and cartilage. A reduction rhinoplasty refers to a procedure that removes tissue from your nose to reshape it.

An augmentation rhinoplasty adds tissue to your nose. For example, rebuilding the tip of your nose may require a cartilage graft from your septum or even your ear.

After your nose has been shaped according to your surgical plan, Dr. Nesmith pulls the skin back down and closes the incision. You'll be fitted with a splint to wear over your nose for at least one week.

What's the difference between an
open and closed rhinoplasty?

At Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center, we offer two types of men's rhinoplasty procedures.
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Closed Rhinoplasty

Patients and surgeons often favor the closed rhinoplasty method as it is less invasive, and incisions are not visible after the procedure. In this method, the incisions are made on the inside of the nose. Patients who undergo closed rhinoplasty experience quicker recovery times and less swelling.
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Open Rhinoplasty

In situations that require direct access to the surgery site, open rhinoplasty is recommended. Open rhinoplasty involves making a small incision across the columella (the skin between the nostrils). This allows the skin to be lifted for increased precision and visibility. This is advantageous for the surgeon as they have access to the entire nose structure.
Our facial plastic surgeons are board-certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and can offer friendly, insightful guidance for the right procedure for you. Contact us today to make your first appointment.
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The difference between rhinoplasty
and septoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure for reconstructive and/or cosmetic purposes. It is nose reshaping typically for aesthetic reasons, or to correct malformed noses from birth defects. This surgery can improve breathing function, but that is usually not the primary intent.

Septoplasty is the nasal surgery intended for straightening nasal septums and improving breathing. A deviated septum is a condition where the wall between your nasal passages is crooked. Patients with a deviated septum should seek a septoplasty procedure instead.

A common concern for many men is a crooked nose. This could be caused by crooked nasal bones, cartilage, or a deviated septum. Often, deviated septum surgery or a septoplasty may need to be performed to correct a crooked nose.

Additionally, many men report labored breathing during sports or other activities. For men primarily needing to address nasal airway problems, a septoplasty would be the appropriate procedure. Dr. Nesmith can usually also address cosmetic concerns with this procedure.

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Recovery after men's rhinoplasty

The first day is usually the most difficult for recovering male patients as they will experience swelling and discomfort. We recommend patients stay in bed with their head elevated for the first 24 hours.

You should expect swelling, bruising, and a stuffy-nose feeling. Your nose will feel less congested after removing the cast or splint. Experiencing slight bleeding is normal as nose tissue heals.

Your swelling and bruising will remain for two to four days but will typically subside within two weeks. You can help reduce swelling by sleeping with your head elevated and applying cold compresses in the first few days. We also suggest avoiding spicy foods in the first few days because they can make swelling worse.
Many patients can return to work or school after the first week of recovery. However, physical activities may still be limited.

How long does a nose job for men take to heal?

Many patients are concerned with how long their swelling after surgery may last. Your nose will likely swell during recovery after removing the nasal splint. The amount of swelling depends on many factors like the type of rhinoplasty, the thickness of your skin, and the extent of the procedure.

Generally, after two weeks you will be ready to return to work and be seen out and about. Swelling has reduced enough at this point that it is less obvious that you had a procedure performed. Your nose will continue to heal over time, with final results being visible after about a year.

After around three months, much more swelling has resolved and you will have a better idea of the new shape and size of your nose. After six months, approximately 90% of the swelling will be gone.

If you have significant work done in your nose job, it may take a year or more to see the swelling in the tip of your nose resolve.

Am I a good candidate for
facial plastic surgery?

You should consider a number of factors when determining if a men's nose job is right for you – your budget, your recovery time, and the cosmetic or structural issues you'd like to change.

Your facial features need time to mature before you undergo nose surgery, so patients should be at least 17 years old. Additionally, ideal candidates have no lingering health concerns, are nonsmokers, and have realistic goals regarding their physical appearance.

The most effective way to determine candidacy for a male rhinoplasty is by consulting your plastic surgeon and discussing expectations and goals regarding the surgery.
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How do I prepare for nose job surgery?

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Before a male patient undergoes surgery, they will meet with their surgeon to discuss expectations, medical history, and if men's rhinoplasty is right for them. After being subject to a physical exam and approved for the procedure, patients should arrange a friend or family member to drive them to and from the appointment, as they will have been under anesthesia.

Is men's rhinoplasty different for Black, Asian, and Latino patients?

Black, Asian, and Latino men all have genetically distinct features in their noses and faces. The skilled plastic surgeons at Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center can reshape and resize your nose while maintaining your distinct features and keeping it proportional to the rest of your face.

Is a male nose job painful?

While our male patients may experience discomfort from swelling, bruising, and the stuffy-nose feeling after surgery, most do not need pain medications for more than a few days. Men's rhinoplasty is generally a relatively painless procedure.

Risks of men's rhinoplasty surgery

Rhinoplasty is a generally safe operation. However, there are situations in which complications can arise. Post-op bleeding and infection, as with any surgery, can occur yet are often easily treatable. Complications more specific to rhinoplasty include but are not limited to:
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Septal perforation
  • Pain
  • Discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Permanent numbness in the nose

What are the signs of infection after a
men's rhinoplasty?

Infections following this procedure are uncommon. However, if you experience fever, pain, redness, skin warmth, or drainage, you should contact your rhinoplasty surgeon.

To prevent infection and encourage optimal healing, you should follow Dr. Nesmith's instructions for post-op care.

How much does a men's nose job cost?

You can view pricing for all of our surgical procedures on our pricing page.

Does insurance cover men's rhinoplasty?

Most health insurance plans don't cover rhinoplasty procedures because they are elective cosmetic surgeries. However, your insurance may cover a portion of the fees if your procedure addresses functional issues or includes a septoplasty.

You should contact your insurance provider about what nose issues may be covered and what documentation you may need to provide to prove they are medically necessary.

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