Male Rhinoplasty

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What Is Male Rhinoplasty?

Male Rhinoplasty Short Hills

Male rhinoplasty is more common than most realize, especially when contact sports injuries create misshapen or damaged noses. Male patients might especially want rhinoplasty if they have been involved in altercations, accidents, or other incidents in which they experience trauma to their nose; and many male patients might desire repair over change when they do undergo rhinoplasty.

In the event the nose is broken as a result of trauma, a septal deviation can occur. A deviated septum can quickly lead to an obstructed airway, which then leads to snoring, sleep problems, and difficulty with exercise. Breathing difficulties alone make undergoing rhinoplasty an important option for both men and women.

Why Choose Male Rhinoplasty?

Male rhinoplasty patients also commonly choose to have rhinoplasty for aesthetic reasons. The appearance of the nose affects the entire look of the face, and changing it ever so slightly can give patients a much-needed boost in their self-esteem.

Male rhinoplasty can improve the overall appearance and function of the nose with the most natural, undetected results. It can correct a short or long nose, increase the tip length or just refine it, reduce the nasal bridge, correct the nasal deviation and eliminate a nasal or dorsal bump. Whether your irregularities are congenital or the results of an old sports injury or scuffle in college, Dr. Ovchinsky can provide the most natural results that restore balance and symmetry to a man’s face without taking away his masculinity.


Nuances of male nasal esthetics:

A man’s nose should look like a man’s nose. This is a seemingly easy concept but probably not followed by many plastic surgeons. Whereas a female nose can be slightly rotated on a small figure or have a slightly narrower appearance, both normal and natural variations, a man’s nose will look odd if his tip overly rotated, pinched, or concave.

A straight nose is paramount on a female face, but on a male face, slight deviation can be acceptable. On profile view, a straight profile or a slight convexity to the bridge can make it difficult for outside observers to tell if there has been a rhinoplasty.

The osteotomies (narrowing of the nasal bones) are completely different in a male rhinoplasty and a female rhinoplasty. Females can and often seek slight narrowing of the nose on frontal view. A male nose must be narrowed with caution. A tell-tale sign of a male rhinoplasty is two indentations on the sides of the nose, which is an indication that the surgeon has been too aggressive with the osteotomies.

Several factors must be considered and discussed during the surgical consultation, like skin type and ethnicity, the level of deformity as well as the overall function of the nasal structures. All of this information as well as explaining your goals for the surgery help to determine the right procedure for you.

You can find most of the answers to your questions about rhinoplasty surgery on our website under “Rhinoplasty FAQ.


Contact us today to schedule your Male Rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Ovchinsky of Shorthills, New Jersey.


What do I need to avoid before surgery?

If you are on “blood thinners,” you will be asked to stop them approximately one week prior to surgery. We also ask that you avoid certain over-the-counter medications. If you are taking some herbal supplements, you should stop those as well as they may contain blood thinning substances. Also, you have to completely quit smoking at least two weeks before surgery.

What about my daily medications before surgery?

You will have a preoperative appointment well in advance of your surgery when we will review all mediations with you. If you are on “blood thinners,” you will be asked to stop them approximately one week prior to surgery. We also ask that you avoid certain over-the-counter medications. You may continue taking most routine medications up until the morning of surgery with a small sip of water.

What happens after surgery?

You will go to the recovery room for a few hours until you are fully recovered from anesthesia. Once you are stable you will be taken home (or to a hotel) by your family member or a friend. You will want to stay relaxed for the first few days. You will need to keep your head elevated when in bed to help with faster resolution of swelling. You should begin to start walking, eating, and using the restroom the day after surgery. Your activity can slowly increase each day but it will take up to 2 weeks before you start to feel like your old self again. You should avoid any strenuous activity for 4 weeks. You will need to take medication prescribed to you by Dr. Ovchinsky, which usually include antibiotics, pain medicine, antibiotic ointment for the incisions, and occasionally anti-nausea medications.

Are there any dietary restrictions following surgery?

No. Patients can eat whatever they want. Advance your diet from liquids (fruit juice, milk shake, etc.) to soft food (pudding, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, oatmeal, pasta) to solids as tolerated. To prevent dehydration, please drink as much juices and nutritional fluid as possible.

When will my stitches be taken out?

Stitches are normally removed five to six days after your surgery.

How soon will I be able to exercise?

Dr. Ovchinsky recommends that patients do not return to exercise for three weeks after their procedure.

When will I be able to see the results?

You may see the difference right away, and more so once the swelling goes down within the first one to two weeks. As with any surgical procedure, it takes anywhere from 6 to 12 months for the results to become final.

What is special about the way Dr. Ovchinsky does the surgery?

Dr. Ovchinsky tailors his surgical technique to an individual patient rather than using the same “run of the mill” surgery on everybody. The technique he uses causes minimal pain, has natural results, and is long-lasting. The vast majority of patients are quite surprised afterward at how little discomfort they have and how quickly they return to normal activity. Most patients have minimal bruising. Finally, with Dr. Ovchinsky technique and attention to details during skin closure, scars are typically minimal and are often difficult to see once they have fully matured.