People come to a rhinoplasty surgeon wanting all sorts of changes. Sometimes they want a slightly shorter or smaller nose. It’s common to want a deviated septum or nasal hump straightened out, or a nose given better symmetry, and sometimes what patients want is for their nose to appear more masculine or feminine.
We recognize masculinity or femininity of the lips and jawline, but what does it mean to say that a nose looks more male or more female? Male skin is usually a little bit thicker than female skin, which blunts some of the sharp angles and makes the nose appear less delicate. The bridge of a man’s nose is typically straighter and more prominent, and the tip is less elevated. But these differences are so subtle that they only appear when you’re studying thousands of different faces.
And although the featuers of women may require a slightly more delicate touch, the basic procedures of rhinoplasty are the same for both sexes. The tricky part is to make the subtle changes that would make the average person say a nose looks more male or more female, even if they couldn’t say why. Only an experienced top rhinoplasty surgeon can do this.
So the first step in getting a nose job is to find the right surgeon. The surgeon you want is one who has a state-of-the-art suite for operations and a high rating from customers on Web sites such as realself.com. Before you even start, you should have a clear idea in your own mind of what you want your new nose to look like. Then you need to have an in-depth conversation with the surgeon and listen to his or her advice on what would work for you. Some surgeons can use computer imaging to show you various possible outcomes of the surgery, which may give you a new idea of the results you want from the operation. The nose you want might or might not suit your face.
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon. He’s been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has done nothing but facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. Many of his patients have already had top rhinoplasty done by other surgeons, and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they really wanted. If you’re interested in a nose job, make an appointment today or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee — and stay safe out there this weekend, Charlotte.