If you are bothered by the appearance of your nose, or if you have difficulty breathing, you may want to consider undergoing rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is performed to alter the nose or the nasal structure, and is suitable for both men and women. But how do female rhinoplasties differ from male rhinoplasties.
Rhinoplasty is generally performed using a closed or open technique. With the closed technique, the incisions are made inside the nostrils, but with the open technique an additional incision is made on the underside of the columella, which is the skin and cartilage between the nostrils.
The procedure is generally done on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia with sedation. After surgery a nasal splint is usually put in place to help the nose maintain its new shape. In addition, there is generally bruising and swelling for up to 7 days.
How do female rhinoplasties differ from male rhinoplasties?
The techniques used to perform male and female rhinoplasties are the same. However, there are some subtle differences in the shape of the male and female nose that influence the aesthetic goals of the procedure. The male nose is generally wider, has a more prominent bridge, and usually has a lower tip than the typical female nose.
As a result of these facial aesthetics, there are differences in the expected outcomes of female and male rhinoplasties. There will therefore be subtlevariations in the adjustments needed to refine the nose, and improve the facial profile.
If you are in the Houston area, contact Correa Plastic Surgery, The Woodlands, TX, to learn more about rhinoplasty.Call281-419-9119 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bryan Correa. Dr. Correa will evaluate your overall health and nasal structure, to determine if rhinoplasty would be appropriate for you.