Why Dr. Whitfield for male facial plastic surgery in Austin?
Dr. Robert Whitfield is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience in cosmetic surgery of the face. He has an intimate understanding of male anatomy and an eye for proportion in reshaping the nose structure in men. This, combined with a keen artistic eye, allows him to deliver natural looking, attractive, and balanced rhinoplasty results for his male patients. He offers male patients more:
- Dr. Whitfield is always on the leading edge of new technology and techniques in facial plastic surgery.
- We provide the highest quality, individual care.
- Dr. Whitfield is a perfectionist in performing male nose job surgery.
- Dr. Whitfield is listed in “Best Doctors in America” year after year.
A private consultation – your first step to a more attractive nose.
The first step on your journey to a new nose is a private consultation with Dr. Whitfield. The meeting will include discussions with you about what you dislike about your nose, a physical exam, an assessment of your skin quality, and precise measurements taken of your nose. Together, you will come up with the treatment plan to best achieve your desired outcome. A rhinoplasty may be performed as a single procedure, or in conjunction with a chin augmentation or facelift.
Benefits of a custom male nose surgery
A nose can be too large for the rest of your face, but it can also be too small. The key to excellent results in a male rhinoplasty is creating the right nose for your individual facial features.
Some patients also have a nose that doesn’t function properly due to a deviated septum – a common problem for men, leading to excessive snoring. A rhinoplasty can improve breathing issues straightening the passages that are restricting airflow as part of a custom rhinoplasty.
A rhinoplasty can:
- Decrease the size of your nose
- Narrow a bridge that it too wide
- Reduce the size or alter the shape of your nostrils
- Smooth a bump or hump on nose bridge
- Reduce the size of the tip and/or change the position of the tip
- Reduce an overlarge, hanging, or bulbous tip
- Repair a crooked nose or asymmetrical nose
Differences in the male nose
While the technique is the same for both men and women, there are aesthetic differences to consider. With men, it is important not over-feminize the nose by reducing the tip to being out of balance with the rest of the face. Also, men tend to have a higher nose bridge and a wider mid-nose width than women. They also have thicker skin. This can affect how the skin re-drapes after surgery. Dr. Whitfield takes all of these difference into account when crafting a custom treatment plan.
What is the surgical procedure?
Dr. Whitfield prefers to perform what is called an open rhinoplasty where an incision is made in the columella, the section of cartilage between the two nostrils. Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Whitfield may remove bone or cartilage, add cartilage with a cartilage graft (taken from the septum or the ear) and/or correct a deviated septum. All of this will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation.
What is the recovery time after rhinoplasty for men?
Male rhinoplasty will be performed under general anesthesia in the safety of an accredited surgery center or hospital. After your procedure, your nose will be protected with airway splints as well as a plaster splint that Dr. Whitfield will creates after your nose reshaping is complete. You can expect to be bruised, possibly as far up as the eyes, and swollen for at least two weeks. The stitches will be removed in about seven to ten days.
Protect your new nose structure
It is very important to take it easy and protect your nose as you recover from male rhinoplasty surgery. You want to avoid any kind of trauma to the nose, as even forceful blowing of the nose can cause the splints to move.
Be very careful with the new nose structure until the area has sufficiently healed. The swelling can take anywhere from two to six weeks to resolve.
Swelling at the tip of the nose may take up to a year to finally disappear, although the residual swelling will visible mostly only to you – not others. Most people can return to daily activities within a week and can go back to more vigorous exercise or other activities within four to six weeks. Final results are achieved in about nine to twelve months, when tip swelling to complete resolves.