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Rhinoplasty surgery, sometimes referred to as a “nose job”, is one of the many plastic surgery procedures that is very in-demand for both men and women. According to statistics collected by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), rhinoplasty was the tenth most common cosmetic surgery procedure among women last year and the fourth most popular among male plastic surgery patients. However, in most cases, prospective male and female rhinoplasty patients have different aesthetic goals in mind before their procedure. I wanted to take some time to highlight the different reasons that men and women might consider undergoing rhinoplasty.

The Different Reasons Men & Women Pursue Rhinoplasty

More men than ever opt for nose jobs as a way to improve their overall appearance. Like many other cosmetic procedures that I perform, rhinoplasty can often help guys achieve a much-needed boost in their confidence and self-esteem. Male noses typically have a wider, more distinguished bridge and a less elevated tip. For men, a rhinoplasty can help improve facial symmetry by altering the size of the nose or correcting imperfections like a dorsal hump.

For some women, rhinoplasty can be used to help correct certain nasal features that are generally considered more masculine in appearance. The features of a female nose are often sharper and more delicate than those of a male nose. The “ideal” female nose is typically more petite, with an elevated tip and a more narrow bridge. Many women turn to rhinoplasty to achieve a nose that is straighter and longer with a slight dorsal hump.

After many years of performing rhinoplasty surgery, I have seen firsthand that what one patient considers an ideal result may not be satisfactory for the next. It’s important to remember that rhinoplasty is an individually-tailored procedure and the desired results will ultimately depend on each patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals. Some patients will require traditional rhinoplasty surgery, others may benefit from an ethnic rhinoplasty technique, or even a non-surgical (or liquid) nose job. We will discuss all your options during your pre-surgery consultation to determine the most helpful surgical plan for your specific needs and goals.

For more information on rhinoplasty or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional cosmetic surgery tips, news, and more.