Male Rhinoplasty Brisbane

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Male rhinoplasty, often called a male nose job, is becoming a more common surgery for improving facial aesthetics. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for men, as it addresses one of the most prominent parts of the body. This intricate surgical procedure allows men to achieve a more ideal nose shape and size, in proportion to their other features.

While male rhinoplasty surgeries can create a more visually ideal nose shape, they can also address breathing issues as well as disfigurement from past trauma. If you are concerned about unevenness, a nose hump, a deviated septum, or other issues, you may be a good candidate for this surgery. Brisbane plastic surgeon, Dr Andrew Broadhurst, will assess your nose and develop a personalised plan in line with your goals. Surgery will then address deformities and create a more visually appealing nose shape. Once the area heals, patients often report a boost in confidence from their post-surgery results.

What are the benefits of male rhinoplasty?

The nose is often seen as the central ornament of the face. Male noses often have certain characteristics that differ from female noses. For example, they are often more structural, with a wider and higher nasal bridge. This means many male rhinoplasty surgeries involve making the bridge of the nose smaller and lower so as to be less prominent. However, if your nose is small and thin, this can also be a cause for your concern, and you may wish to make the nose larger and more structured. Your surgeon will employ techniques in order to address the specific issues you are concerned about. The procedure can:

  • Improve overall symmetry
  • Achieve a more even nasal tip
  • Lower and soften the nasal bridge
  • Reduce the bridge hump
  • Reduce the size of the nostrils
  • Improve the angle of the nose
  • Correct a deviated septum (wall between the nostrils)
  • Address breathing problems and improve nasal airflow

Good candidates are usually men who are non-smokers and are seeking to fix a visual or functional concern regarding the nose. By addressing your personal concerns, your male rhinoplasty can help give you a boost of confidence in your outward image. It can therefore have a positive effect on your self-esteem and overall mental health.

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Your Initial Consultation

Before your male rhinoplasty, you will need to have an initial appointment to determine if you are a good candidate. This will be a virtual meeting with Dr Broadhurst, either over the phone or via FaceTime. Every procedure is different, which means this your surgery will be specially tailored to achieve the best results for you. You will need to discuss your medical history and any current medications you are taking. Additionally, you should express your concerns and reasons for wanting surgery, as well as your ideal outcomes. This will help us develop a treatment plan that is suited to your needs and goals. During this meeting, your surgeon will explain the process of surgery and what to expect afterwards. You should then have a good understanding of what the process entails.

Your Second Consultation

Your second meeting will take place in person a few weeks before your male rhinoplasty. This will be at one of our Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, or Ballina locations. The purpose of this is to ensure you are prepared for surgery, confirm the details, and discuss the likely outcomes. It will also give you the chance to ask any further questions.

Dr Broadhurst will examine your nose to determine the exact areas to target. You will discuss the surgery in detail in order to confirm any last details and ensure you have a full understanding of the process. After this meeting, you should have a clear idea of what to expect before and during surgery, as well as the aftercare and healing process. Dr Broadhurst welcomes any questions you may have about your surgery. With years of experience, he will be able to provide you with quality advice and information so that you can approach surgery fully informed.


What to expect during your procedure?

The surgery is performed in one day under a general anaesthetic. In some cases, if the nose surgery is less complex, your surgeon may opt for a local anaesthetic. You may need to stay in the hospital overnight, depending on how your body responds to the surgery. We recommend that patients have someone there, usually a friend or family member, to make sure they get home safely.

During your male rhinoplasty surgery, the surgeon will shape the nose by modifying the bones and cartilage. He will remove or add cartilage according to what was discussed during your consultation. Reduction rhinoplasty is when tissue is removed from the nose to the area smaller or more refined. Augmentation, on the other hand, adds volume to a certain area to achieve the desired size and shape. For example, if the tip of your nose requires rebuilding, your surgeon may take a cartilage graft from a different area of the body. This is usually the rib or ear. Surgeons can use one of two methods when performing this surgery:

Male Open Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty is often the favoured approach because the incision method does not leave scars on the outside. The surgeon makes small incisions on the inside of the nose. Patients who have closed surgery often have less swelling and a quicker recovery time.

Male Closed Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty is usually the advised method for more complex cases. The surgeon makes an incision at the bottom of the nose between the nostrils (the columella). This allows the surgeon more access to the underlying structures of the nose, which facilitates more precision. The benefit of this method is that the skin can be lifted for better access to the entire nose structure. However, patients who undergo open surgery may be left with a small scar.

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How much does a male rhinoplasty cost in Brisbane?

Male rhinoplasty is performed for many different reasons. Each male patient has different concerns and desires for the outcomes of surgery. As a result, costs can vary depending on the methods required and the extent of the changes to the patient’s nose. When thinking about costs, we need to take many different factors into account, such as surgeon and anaesthetist fees. The hospital stay, medication, and aftercare costs can also affect the final price. You should keep in mind that the more extensive your procedure is, the longer your surgery will take. For example, if you need a cartilage graft from a different part of the body, this may extend the duration and impact the final cost. We can outline the cost of your surgery after we have discussed these factors.

A common question from patients is whether Medicare will cover part of the cost of their nose surgery. Since this surgery is usually done for cosmetic reasons, Medicare will not cover the cost. However, if you need the surgery due to a medical issue, Medicare may cover a portion of the total fee. We can answer any further questions you may have about costs during a private discussion.


Recovery After Male Rhinoplasty

After your male rhinoplasty, your nose will be bandaged. Your surgeon might also apply a splint to stabilise the nose. Patients should have someone there to drive them home.

The first few days can be the most difficult for male patients, as they usually have some swelling and bruising. Your nose might also feel congested, and it is common for patients to experience some light bleeding. We can prescribe oral pain medication to help you with any discomfort. Most patients find that they do not need to take pain medicine for more than a few days. During this time, it is important to avoid heavy lifting or any tasks that put a strain on your body. To further aid the recovery process, your surgeon will give you at-home care instructions, tailored to your needs. Following this advice will help reduce your risks and give you the best chance at a great result. You may be advised to:

  • Avoid exercise and heavy lifting for a few weeks
  • Sleep on your back and keep your head elevated at night
  • Do not have hot baths or showers for the first week
  • Avoid activities that could injure the nose, especially in the first two weeks
  • Avoid smoking, as this can impact the healing process
  • Abstain from drinking alcohol during recovery
  • Drink lots of water and maintain a healthy diet
  • Take prescribed oral pain medication

We will ensure you are well informed before your surgery so that you know what to expect. Most patients take at least one week off work following their surgery, but some choose to take a longer rest period. You can resume rigorous activities after about six weeks. Bruising around the nose and eyes will fade over time, and most of the swelling will subside within two weeks. However, the nose is a very sensitive area, and it may take up to six months or a year to see the full results of your male rhinoplasty.

Procedure Risks & Complications

Male rhinoplasty is a common procedure for men, and most patients are happy with their results. However, every surgery comes with risks of complications. If you are thinking about having rhinoplasty surgery, it is important to understand both the risks and benefits before you proceed. Mild side effects are common after male rhinoplasty surgery, such as swelling, bruising, and the feeling of a stuffy nose. These are the expected consequences of surgery on this delicate area and will subside within a few weeks. Scarring may be visible after open nose surgery, but these scars usually heal well and soon become unnoticeable.

Severe side effects are rare but can include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction to anaesthesia
  • Asymmetry of the nose
  • Poor or complicated wound healing
  • Changes in sensation
  • Persistent pain or swelling
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Discolouration
  • Poor scarring
  • Further surgery to address issues

Although these complications are uncommon, they can occur. If you experience a severe side effect after surgery, you should seek medical care. In order to reduce your risk, it is important to take adequate rest and follow your at-home care instructions. Additionally, you should make sure that your surgery is performed by a qualified professional. Dr Broadhurst in Brisbane is a skilled surgeon with many years of experience giving patients great results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is different about male rhinoplasty?

Although all nose surgeries are similar, different aesthetic goals are associated with male compared to female rhinoplasties. Men often seek a rhinoplasty to straighten or lower the nasal bridge and make the middle of the nose wider. In comparison, women tend to have nose surgery to reduce the width or correct the angle of the nose tip.

Am I a good candidate?

Good candidates for male rhinoplasty procedures are usually men who are in good health and want to address issues with the shape, size, or function of their noses. They are also generally non-smokers, do not have bleeding conditions, and have realistic expectations about what rhinoplasty surgery can do for them.

What is involved?

Different techniques are required depending on what you want to achieve. If you are undergoing surgery to reduce the size of your nose, the surgeon may remove cartilage. If you are increasing the size, the surgeon may use a cartilage graft to reshape the nose. In either case, your surgeon will work to improve the overall function and appearance, in accordance with your personalised treatment plan.

How long is the recovery time?

Exact recovery times can vary from patient to patient. Generally, you will need to take at least one week off work to allow your body to rest and recover. Most of the bruising should subside within two weeks, and you will be able to resume light activities. Patients should avoid strenuous activities during the healing process.

When will I see the results?

Although your results may be visible after a few weeks, the nose can take a long time to fully heal. This means it may take several months or a year to see the full results. However, once the nose fully heals, patients can enjoy the permanent outcomes of their rhinoplasty.