Earlier this year, data was released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that detailed the rise in male plastic surgery procedures. The overall conclusion was that male procedures had risen 43 percent in the past 5 years. This conclusion was widely discussed by media outlets and plastic surgery experts like our doctors here at BHP. Moreover, our doctors also observed that a larger than normal percentage of their male patients had requested rhinoplasty procedures compared to the average for female patients. Further examination of the ASAPS data confirms this observation. While men only accounted for 9.7 percent of all plastic surgery procedures performed in 2014, they made up 22.4 percent of all rhinoplasty patients.
Here are a few reasons why the rhinoplasty procedure is so popular amongst men:
- It Looks Youthful – Although our bones typically stop growing in our late teens or early twenties, the cartilage in peoples’ noses and ears never stops growing as long as we live. For this reason, many elderly people, men especially, have very large noses and ears. Because we are so used to seeing this, many people subconsciously associate a smaller nose with youthfulness. And, because one of the main reasons men get plastic surgery is to appear more youthful to compete in the job market, a nose job go a long way toward achieving this goal.
- It Looks Natural – The reason that the rhinoplasty is one of the more popular procedures in general is that it typically produces results that blend extremely well with a patient’s facial aesthetics. While certain procedures, such as buttock or breast augmentation, are designed to make certain features stand out, lots of men elect a rhinoplasty because they simply want a nose that will blend in. After a rhinoplasty, a person’s nose can finally complement their other features to enhance their looks, instead of getting in the way.
Like all plastic surgery procedures, a successful rhinoplasty procedure is as much an art as it is a science. Luckily, our surgeons have years of experience performing and perfecting this sought after procedure, so they know exactly what they need to do to achieve the results patients want. — If every time you look in a mirror you wish that you could change the way your nose looks, don’t fret any longer. We offer free consultations on all of their plastic surgery procedures, so prospective patients can get a risk free assessment of how a rhinoplasty can help them.