Male Surgery FAQs


    The “ski-jump” nose is usually caused by trauma, an accident or in some unfortunate cases, previous over-zealous rhinoplasty surgery wherein a less experienced surgeon removes too much tissue leaving a the patient with a nose which is either unnatural in shape or too small.

    In a male, a small, weak nose is seen as most unattractive and lacking masculinity. Most men want a good strong nose and to achieve this for patients with a scooped out or too small nose, we use a patient’s own tissues to build up the top of the nose, thereby producing a more handsome, defined profile.

    The tissues used for this nasal grafting are most commonly bone and cartilage.  The use of silicone implants or implants of any synthetic material is problematic as over time the body rejects the implant and the implant works its way out of the nose and requires removal and can create an even more difficult defect to repair.

    If your nose is naturally too small or scooped out in shape from trauma or previous surgery, there are options for rhinoplasty surgery to create a more natural and pleasing shape to your nose.

    Before and After Nose Surgery

    This is often one of the biggest fears faced by male patients when it comes to having a nose augmentation. It is important to remember that Dr. Hodgkinson’s specialty across all procedures, male or female, is a sensitivity to a range of elements, including the look of the face, gender, ethnic background, and family resemblance.

    When it comes to the rhinoplasty procedure, some surgeons can over-feminise their male surgical results, creating a type of stigma that the nose job is a feminine procedure. This is not an issue; however, when an expert in nose surgery such as Dr. Hodgkinson is on the case. He works hard to individualise the results for each patient, so the new look is natural and balanced.

    Male rhinoplasty requires an avoidance of a cute or button look, which is often caused by removing too much tissue or cartilage. Dr. Hodgkinson believes it is critical to maintain a strong nose for his male patients, which is in balance with the rest of the face. This will, almost by default, guarantee a natural masculine appearance.

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    A before and after with six months of healing as performed by Dr. Hodgkinson

    Men of all ages can be embarrassed by excess fatty tissue on the chest and may be reluctant to wear tight-fitting shirts because this only accentuates the problem. This condition is called gynaecomastia and affects an estimated 40-60 percent of all men, and it doesn’t always respond to diet and exercise.

    Fortunately, this excess fatty tissue can be removed surgically and sometimes with liposuction. The actual procedure will depend on an individual assessment of the problem. The excess can be removed with a combination of surgery and liposuction but if the operation is to remove fatty tissue only, ultrasonic liposuction may be used on its own. If surgery is needed to excise firm male breast tissue, it is removed via a small incision made half-way around the nipple areola. The scar fades in two to three months.

    The choice of surgery usually depends on the age of the man. Younger men choose rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of their nose and often for breathing problems associated with previous trauma, such as a broken nose. Another popular procedure for the younger man is the operation to reduce gynecomastia or “man boobs”.

    As men enter their late 30s and early 40s they often elect to have eyelid surgery in Sydney, especially if they have bulging fat in the lower eyelids that gives them a sleepy or tired appearance. Liposuction is popular in the 35 to 45 age group when weight gain can lead to an unattractive “beer belly” and “love handles”.

    Men are also feeling the pressure of normal ageing—the sagging of the jowls, the double chin and the aged tired look. Most 50-year-olds, however, do not regard themselves as old and still feel competitive and turn to the gym, nutritional awareness, less smoking, anti-ageing medicines and yes, facelifts. Encouraged by the success of rejuvenation surgery in women, men are now coming forward for surgical procedures and 30 per cent of Dr Hodgkinson’s practice is comprised of men.

    The key to facelifts for men is to concentrate on defining the jaw and eliminating the double chin whilst not taking away all the lines of expression that are a natural part of a masculine face.


    Before and After Male Facelift Surgery by Dr Hodgkinson

    Pectoral implants can be used to give your chest a more masculine look. The implants are made from firm silicone and are trimmed or customised to fit your individual chest wall.

    The implant is placed underneath the pectoralis muscle, not under the skin, and is inserted via an incision under the armpit. You will need to wear a compression garment day and night for four weeks and not undertake any strenuous activity for six weeks.

    Pectoral implants are becoming more popular, not only with body builders but they are also used in conjunction with “ man boob” operations.

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    Before and After Pectoral Implants