Summary: There are many plastic surgery procedures that are targeted towards men. That trend has become fairly common. However, some procedures do tend to stand out, and for fairly logical reasons. Rhinoplasty for men has become quite popular on its own, for a wide variety of reasons—but the main one seems to be that a nose job for men brings a youthfulness to the face that doesn’t look like it’s trying to be youthful on purpose. For men, who already tend to be secretive about their plastic surgery desires and procedures, that’s definitely a bonus.
The Popularity of the Nose Job for Men
The nose is one of those objects that take on great importance. That sounds odd, I’m sure, because the nose is inextricably linked to your face. In fact, it’s hard to think about someone’s face without a nose (try to imagine it for a second). Changing the nose, then, drastically changes the face. Even a small change can have a kind of overall subtle effect on the entirety of the nose. But that’s actually kind of a good thing, it’s part of what patients tend to like about rhinoplasty. Because, let’s put it this way, most rhinoplasty patients feel as though their noses get too much attention.
Changing the nose, then, brings everything back into proportion, and patients then feel as though others can finally appreciate the face as a whole—rather than judging the nose as too big or too small. It’s a subtle difference, but it’s one that’s important to rhinoplasty patients of all types. That’s why plastic surgeons put so much time and effort into perfecting the proportions of the nose and how it works with the face. What’s important is how it all works together, of course, and that’s one thing that most cosmetic and plastic surgeons will place an emphasis on.
Targeting Men for Plastic Surgery
But there’s one group of people for whom rhinoplasty is becoming much more popular, and it’s not necessarily the group you would expect. That group is men. According to recent statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty for men has increased something like 45% over the past 5 years. That’s an enormous rise in popularity, even taking into account how plastic surgery for men has more broadly also been rising in popularity. It used to be that plastic surgery was mainly marketed towards women. Of course, that’s no longer the case.
So why are men gravitating towards rhinoplasty? A couple of reason, I think. First of all, a straight nose (or straighter nose) does a lot to improve overall looks. In other words, it’s an efficient strategy. The final result makes the face look more youthful without, necessarily, diminishing wrinkles or creating a “facelift” kind of look. This means that the men in question can be vain without looking like they’re vain, and that can be a big deal to those who also want to maintain an air of masculinity. So rhinoplasty let’s the face look more youthful but not in a way that will draw attention, necessarily to the work done.
Correcting Trauma to the Nose
I think another reason why rhinoplasty tends to be popular in men is due to the prevalence of nose trauma in men. My sense is that, when comparing broken noses in men and women, you’ll probably find them to be more common in men. (To be sure, I’d have to go look at statistics to back that up—it’s just my sense. It’s also completely possible that men are just more vain about their broken noses.) In either case, rhinoplasty is often used to correct the appearance of a broken nose, removing lumps and straightening the bridge.
Regardless, rhinoplasty can be a major decision, and that’s true no matter where you live. Whether you’re getting a rhinoplasty in Clear Lake, TX, or a nose job in New York, you want to make sure that you’re prepared for the experience. Initial recovery from rhinoplasty generally takes several weeks, and during that time, you want may be required to wear a cast or sleeve around your nose. This is, of course, for the protection of your results, but it might not be the most comfortable thing in the world.
Wanting a Rhinoplasty Procedure
If you’re interested in getting a nose job—and according to these statistic, if you’re male, you’re much more likely to want a nose job today than you were five years ago—contact your plastic surgeon to see what kind of options you have. After all, not every patient is going to be the best fit for a rhinoplasty surgery. There are just some folks who will have to seek out other options. Most good candidates, however, end up with great results, so you’ll want to discuss all options with your plastic surgeon. And that’s getting easier, for men especially. There is less stigma associated with men who get plastic surgery, and that means more plastic surgery clinics are creating and tailoring procedures just for men. That means you can count on results that are more geared towards you: more youthful and more masculine. And that’s a good thing for a nose.