Rhinoplasty or a “nose job” has always been a top cosmetic surgical procedure for both sexes. In 2011 it was the most popular cosmetic surgery for men and the second most popular cosmetic surgery for women according to the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons).
“Rhinoplasty is a popular surgery because it has such a dramatic effect on a person’s appearance. I believe that it should make a woman’s appearance more beautiful and a man’s appearance more handsome and masculine,” said Dr. Parker.
Rhinoplasty has been defined as the surgery that combines the art and the science of plastic surgery. While rhinoplasty can be done for purely aesthetic reasons, it is also done to take care of physical defects of the nose. Creating an aesthetically pleasing nose that is balanced and in harmony with the rest of the face takes a high degree of skill and experience.
”There are many differences between creating the optimal male nose versus the female nose. The male face is heavier, squarer, and more pronounced than on the female face. We work to create a male nose that is wider and straighter without the slight curve we give a female nose. There’s also several differences in the tip of a male nose. It’s broader and fuller than a woman’s nose,” explained Dr. Parker.
Dr. Parker goes on to explain other differences in rhinoplasty surgery between men and women such as a female nose will have a supratip break (a slight depression just before the tip) and the male nose does not. The angle of the underside of the nose to the upper lip should be slightly less in men than women. Also the chin should be more prominent in men, and the skin of male patients tends to be thicker than women.
In a consultation with Dr. Parker, he will do an examination, listen to the patients concerns and explain a customized treatment plan. The patient then meets with Liz Kolb, the digital imaging consultant at Parker Center. Liz has seventeen years of experience and has been working with Dr. Parker for many years. She will show patients just what they will look like after surgery through digital imaging software.
“The way Dr. Parker approached me when we first met was great. He was professional, knowledgeable and really made me feel comfortable. He was confident that he could give me exactly what I wanted, and he did. My nose is perfect. I looked exactly the way they showed me I would with the computer imaging before the surgery. I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am,” said Larry, a rhinoplasty patient.
At the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty procedures are performed by Dr. Paul M. Parker at their on-site, state of the art, fully accredited, ambulatory surgical center, Surgiplex, LLC. To learn more about male versus female rhinoplasty or any other cosmetic procedure visit our website www.parkercenter.net . For a consultation please call our offices at 201-967-1212.