FACIAL PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
Dr. Milgrim Is New Jersey’s Leading Expert in Male Rhinoplasty
In previous years, there was a fairly strong stigma that prevented most men from opting for any sort of cosmetic procedure. Even something as simple as hair removal was seen as a threat to masculinity.
In the last 10-20 years, however, that stigma has begun to fade, and men are increasingly starting to take their looks more seriously. There are a number of reasons that have been driving this shift, and social media and the internet is probably at the forefront of it. We spend more and more time updating our profile pictures on media sites like Facebook and Twitter, not to mention the normalization of online dating apps like Tinder. Coupled with better medical technology and techniques, and better pricing, cosmetic surgery is no longer just limited in demographics.
One of the most popular procedures for men is a rhinoplasty, which is a reconstruction of the nose. Our noses are one of the most prominent features of our faces, and these small cosmetic “edits” can completely change a person’s facial structure. There are functional components to this surgery as well, but many opt for the more cosmetic approach.
This article will focus more on the cosmetic side, but we want to lay the foundations for how we approach rhinoplasty. In most cases, addressing functional problems will also improve the actual look. Some conditions are due to congenital deformities, while others are due to trauma such as a broken nose. Some examples of functional rhinoplasty include:
- airway obstruction
- septoplasty (from a deviated septum)
- septal hematoma
- repairing of cartilage
Depending on the condition, surgical options fall into two categories – closed reduction (mild) and open reduction (used for large scale structural changes). For obvious reasons, your ability to breathe is our primary concern.
A cosmetic rhinoplasty is typically judged by how proportional the nose is to the surrounding facial structures. In men, we’re looking at angle, definition, size, and how straight or convex the bridge looks (a concave curve gives off a more feminine look). Some of the reasons that men opt for cosmetic surgery include, but are not limited to:
- increased confidence
- moving away from the “family look”
- better profiles
- a more masculine look
This last point is important, because it’s important to find yourself a plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty and has enough experience to understand how to keep and accentuate your masculine features in relation to the rest of your face.
Why Milgrim Plastic Surgery?
At Milgrim Plastic Surgery, we have been industry leaders in rhinoplasty, serving the New Jersey community for over 25 years. Dr. Milgrim is a board-certified rhinoplasty surgeon, and has performed procedures on thousands of patients over the years.
As a leading expert in rhinoplasty, Dr. Milgrim emphasizes the “natural nose”, which takes into account the overall appearance of the patient’s face, and relies on differing techniques to maintain the patient’s proper ethnic look.
If you’re interested in a consultation where we can discuss your options, we encourage you to call our office today, and schedule an appointment.