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What Is Male Rhinoplasty

What Is Male Rhinoplasty

When we hear about rhinoplasty surgery, known colloquially as a nose job, it usually conjures images of the cosmetic vanities of a woman. But there is also such a thing as male rhinoplasty which is essentially the same procedure performed on a male patient. While the patient is sometimes treated purely for cosmetic reasons, that is actually only one of two possible purposes that a surgical nose job might serve.

As a plastic surgery procedure purely for the purpose of enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the patient, rhinoplasty can affect the overall attractiveness of the face by reshaping the nose to better balance the contours of other facial features. Some patients want to minimize the arch in their nose or simply reduce the size of the all or part of their nose. For procedures that are meant for more minor adjustments, there are non surgical rhinoplasty alternatives such as laser rhinoplasty which can improve the shape and appearance of the nose at a fraction of the cost.

Male rhinoplasty surgery can sometimes be a medical procedure to correct structural abnormalities of the nose that could be the result of an injury caused by an accident or a deformity from birth. Usually it will be to help clear the air passageways which can be obstructed by obstacles such as a bone, connective tissue or other material.

Pre-Surgical Considerations

The traditional rhinoplasty surgery is a very invasive treatment that puts the patient at a great deal of risks associated with the surgical procedure. There are many precautions that have to be taken into consideration before the operation even comes close to beginning. Any type of drug or medication, over the counter, herbal, or prescription as well as caffeine and smoking should be discontinued for several days before the surgery and at least until the patient has recovered from the operation. It is important to closely follow the care instructions provided by your plastic surgeon to ensure a safe and successful procedure.

The Risks of Male Nose Surgery

Before undergoing the procedure it is the duty of the plastic surgeon to ensure that the patient is fully aware of the risk of side effects and complications that might arise during or after the surgery. Some common side effects include infection to the incision area, swelling, bruising, possible scaring, nerve damage, broken capillaries and excessive bleeding as well as complications arising from the use of anesthesia.

Male Rhinoplasty Cost

The cost of surgical rhinoplasty will typically range between $2,500 and $5,000 or more. Plastic surgery costs really depends on a number of factors such as the price of the plastic surgeon’s service, the location of the surgeon, the size of the procedure as well as the specific technique being employed. For purely medical procedures, the cost will be covered in part or in whole by most medical insurance plans. Plastic surgery that is considered elective, however, will not be covered by insurance and the bill is the responsibility of the patient. There are financing options available for those who cannot cover their part of the cost and a great start would be to talk to your plastic surgeon about various payment methods and financing options.

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