Male Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery) for men is now a common procedure representing 25% of the approximately 500 cases I perform each year. Often men have a history of nasal trauma from contact sports or accidents in their childhood or young adult life which not affects the appearance of their nose but also their breathing.

 

Before and After Rhinoplasty

When I consult a patient with former nasal trauma, we always test the breathing function as well as evaluate the inside structures of the nose. To determine what is best for the appearance or the outside of the nose, we use computer imaging as a tool to communicate with the patient what might be the best shape for the nose to complement their overall facial features.

Sometimes to further evaluate the breathing we may need a CAT or MRI scan to aid in the planning. Once the patient and I agree on the possible shape of the nose, we can proceed with the surgery which is carried out as an out-patient procedure at our on-site fully licensed and accredited facility, The Double Bay Day Surgery. The entire surgery including the correction of the breathing usually takes about one and a half hours. A splint is worn on the nose for one week and most patients go back to work or their studies after seven to ten days. Any discomfort is easily managed with mild analgesia.

 

Before and After Rhinoplasty

It must be noted that if a patient has had an unacceptable result from another surgeon and requires secondary surgery, that the results are less predictable.

Overall, the satisfaction rate for male rhinoplasty surgery is very high, this being an operation that needs only be done once if done right the first time.

If you’re thinking about a nose job or rhinoplasty, call us at the clinic (02) 9362 7400 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the possibilities! You can also email us on info@drhodgkinson.com.au