According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), nose job surgery was the aesthetic procedure of choice for men in the United States.
About 25% of all rhinoplasty procedures done in 2014 were performed on men, for a total of 56, 680 surgeries. The total surgeries for women came to 162,444.
Primary nose surgery and revision rhinoplasty are requested so often because it can not only bring aesthetic changes to the nose, thus changing the way a person looks…it can also fix breathing issues such as a deviated septum.
Both men and women can benefit from this procedure. This is why it’s important to note the variances in techniques used between the two genders.
Male Nose Job Techniques
A man’s facial shape, width, chin projection, and jawline all contribute to the technique that the plastic surgeon uses when making changes to a man’s nose.
A masculine nose is one that is prominent without dominating the face. A prominent nose projects manliness whereas a smaller nose would project femininity.
This is why when feminization surgery is done for males transitioning to females, the surgeon will make the nose smaller, and thus more feminine.
The tip of the nose on a man is usually wider and fuller. For many men coming in for revision rhinoplasty, one of their biggest complaints is that the surgeon took too much cartilage from the tip of the nose. In those cases, we can take cartilage from the ear or from the rib to reconstruct and build up the nasal tip.
Female Nose Job Techniques
While men prefer a more prominent nose with distinctive features, women usually desire the opposite. Most of my patients are asking for a more petite nose with a “ski-jump” tip.
This is because there are certain features associated with a woman’s nose. For instance, the female nose usually has what is called a “supratip beak”, or a slight downward dip just before the nasal tip. Men do not have this feature. A woman’s nose will also have an “underangle” just slightly less than a man’s.
Rhinoplasty in NYC or Long Island
If you are thinking about having a nose job, it is important to find an experienced plastic surgeon that can help you create facial balance and use techniques that are gender-specific.
With an expert touch and an artistic eye, a plastic surgeon can help you create the look you’ve always wanted.
Call our New York rhinoplasty centers in Manhattan or Long Island to schedule a free consultation with one of our surgeons. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 6pm.