Male Nose Reshaping
Surgery to reshape the nose is a very common plastic surgery procedure and it can increase or decrease the size of the nose. The shape of the tip, the bridge and also the nostrils can be changed, as can the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Sometimes breathing difficulties can be corrected at the same time. Often, in men the nose has been deformed by injury and this can be corrected.
What can be done
An operation called reduction rhinoplasty reduces the size of the framework of the nose over which the skin is draped. The skin itself is not touched. The frame of the nose, which is made up of bone in its upper half and gristle (cartilage) in its lower half, is approached from underneath the skin through cuts made inside the nostrils and a small incision between the nostrils
The nose can be can be straightened by correcting the septum and fracturing the nasal bones, which heal again in their new position. This operation effectively narrows the width of the nose.
Sometimes the size of the nose as a feature of the face is influenced by the proportions of the other features, such as the chin and the cheek. To normalise facial appearance it may be advisable to alter these features as well, either at the same time as the rhinoplasty or during a separate operation.
What to expect
There is always some bruising and swelling, particularly around the eyes, which can take up to three weeks to disappear completely. A firm splint over the nose must be worn for a week. By the end of about six weeks swelling will have settled sufficiently for you to look normal to others and as if you had not had recent surgery. Indeed, it is likely that that you will be surprised by the absence of other people’s reactions to your new nose. They, of course, have not been as conscious of your nose as you have been