Male Rhinoplasty in South Jersey
More and more men are considering rhinoplasty to help with everything from breathing to cosmetic issues. Through a rhinoplasty procedure, William Franckle, MD, FACS can help patients breathe better while achieving natural-looking results. Read on for more information on Dr. Franckle’s process and what you can expect if he performs your procedure.
Why Do Men Choose Rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty procedure is the same process for both men and women. Some men choose rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, but many choose to get their noses surgically corrected due to:
- sleep apnea
- a deviated septum
- breathing disorders
Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?
When a man’s nose is disproportionate to his face, it can make other features seem out of alignment. For example, men can sometimes feel that an overly large nose makes their jawline appear weak. Rhinoplasty may help men who feel their nose draws attention away from other facial features, causing their faces to seem unaligned. Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty should be in good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations about the surgery results. This procedure should not be performed until the patient’s nose has fully developed, usually around age 15.
What Types of Rhinoplasty Surgeries Exist?
The nose is an anatomically complicated part of the body for both men and women. However, there are a couple of differences for nasal structure in men, such as the nasal tip being broader and more bulbous in men versus women, who tend to have a finer tip. The skin on a man’s nose is usually thicker, which means there’s a limit in how much change can be made to this area. All male options for this procedure include:
- Open Rhinoplasty: Incisions are made externally across the strip of skin between the nostrils known as the columella and internally to help reshape the nasal bones, cartilage, and soft tissues.
- Closed Rhinoplasty: Only internal incisions are made to help reshape the nasal bones, cartilage, and soft tissues.
- Tip-plasty: Can be used to reshape the tip of the nose.
- Nostril Reduction: Can be used by making tiny incisions at the outer base of the nostrils to reduce their size.
What Happens During a Rhinoplasty Consultation?
During your consultation, you’ll go over your medical history in detail. It is essential that you share any history of breathing issues or allergies, which could impact the nasal passage and surgery results. Dr. Franckle will also use Vectra 3D Imaging during the consultation, which allows patients to view a preview of the results before they choose to go forward with rhinoplasty. These images will also be used to create three-dimensional before and after images. Once Dr. Franckle understands your unique aesthetic goals, he can decide the best type of surgical procedure to bring your preferred results.
What to Expect From a Rhinoplasty Procedure
To begin the rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Franckle will make the internal and external incisions, depending on if it is an open or closed rhinoplasty. The placement of the incisions will depend on your unique surgical goals. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Franckle can lift the soft tissues and gain access to the cartilage and nasal bones that create the shape of your nose. From there, the small cartilages in the top and bridge of your nose can be reshaped, and small cuts in the middle nose bones may also be necessary.
The nasal airway can be opened for patients who have difficulty breathing, and the deviated septum can be straightened. Additional incisions are sometimes made at the outer base of each nostril if there is a desire to alter the nostril size or symmetry. In some cases, a cartilage graft from the ear or septum can also be used to restore the sidewalls of the nostrils. To complete the procedure, Dr. Franckle will finalize the underlying tissues and nasal skin placement and close the incisions. Since this is an outpatient procedure, you can return home the same day of your surgery.
Cost of a Rhinoplasty Procedure
The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on the patient and how extensive the procedure is. On average, a rhinoplasty costs $7,000-$10,000 for both men and women. Since there might be other factors involved that could affect pricing, we suggest visiting the office to consult with Dr. Franckle for an exact quote.
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- personal checks
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What Is the Recovery Process Like for a Rhinoplasty Procedure?
You should expect some bruising after the procedure. Someone will have to pick you up from your procedure and help you with basic daily activities around the house for the first 1-2 days post-operation. You will be sent home with soft rubber splints placed over the nasal septum and a dorsal bridge splint covering the bridge of the nose after your surgery to assist with healing. If internal septal splints were also used, they would be removed by Dr. Franckle during your follow-up appointment in the 3 to 4 days following the procedure. The dorsal bridge splint can be removed after 7 to 10 days, depending on your healing progress. You may return to work about seven days after surgery, depending on your recovery progress. Avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks. The final result of the reshaping procedure can take up to 12 months to be fully evident, but most patients see their swelling reduced after 2-4 months.
FAQ’s about Rhinoplasty
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with a rhinoplasty. Most patients emerge from the operation without problems or complications. However, the most typical risks involve bleeding and infection. Some people also experience an adverse reaction to anesthesia, nerve damage, or scarring.
While the procedure itself is the same, different factors determine which type of procedure is better for a male patient versus a female patient. All of these factors will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Franckle.
More about William Franckle, MD, FACS
Dr. Franckle and his team are here to help patients in South Jersey reach their body aesthetic goals and breath better by performing a rhinoplasty procedure. For more information, schedule a consultation today by calling (856) 772-6500.