New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Educates on Differences in Male Rhinoplasty – the Most Popular Cosmetic Procedure for Men
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2011 statistics, Rhinoplasty is the most performed plastic surgery on men. Dr. Paul M. Parker of Parker Center for Plastic Surgery discusses the differences between male and female rhinoplasty.
(PRWEB) November 27, 2012 – 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 (24,533 men had rhinoplasties) and the eighth most popular cosmetic surgery for women (101,574 women had rhinoplasties), according to the ASPS.
“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 more handsome and masculine,” said Dr. Parker.
Rhinoplasty has been defined as the surgery that most combines the art and 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.
Dr. Paul M. Parker of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery in Paramus, NJ goes on to explain that correcting the form and function of the nose should be done conservatively to preserve a natural looking result. When appropriate, Dr. Parker will perform a chin augmentation in conjunction with Rhinoplasty to optimize balance and facial harmony. With this combination Dr. Parker will often have to do less extensive surgery on the nose to achieve a more natural look for the patient.
”There are many differences between creating the optimal male and female nose. The male face is heavier, squarer and the nose is 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, which is 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. 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.
“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,” Larry, rhinoplasty patient, age 23.
During their initial consultation, Dr. Parker will first have the patient explain what they don’t like about their nose. Dr. Parker will then perform a physical examination of the face and nose. Following that, Dr. Parker will carefully explain a customized treatment plan to the patient, pointing out to them on their nose what changes he plans to make. He will supplement this discussion with a computer imaging session to give the patient an idea what their nose should look like after surgery. Digital imaging is very helpful to patients, allowing them to correlate the surgeon’s verbal description of the results with a morphed photo image.
At the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, New Jersey rhinoplasty procedures are performed by Dr. Paul M. Parker in their on-site, state of the art, fully accredited, ambulatory surgical center, Surgiplex, LLC. Following their procedure, patients usually recover quickly and painlessly with the Parker Center’s Rapid Recovery protocol. A light plastic splint is removed one week after surgery. Typically, some swelling and a little bruising are present, but patients see the improvements in their nose already.
“I bruise very easily. I knew I’d be bruised, but I really didn’t have a lot of swelling or pain at all. In fact, when Dr. Parker took the splint off the following Monday, I could see immediately the improvement in my nose. It was beautiful,” said Annemarie.
As the swelling subsides over the next several weeks, the patients see their nose take final shape. Both men and women alike usually remark how improved but natural their nose now looks.
“I’m so very glad I did it. I love the way my nose looks now. I was very open about my surgery and told everyone. I’ve already recommended Dr. Parker to several friends who’ve asked me about it. I told them it was wonderful. From the moment I made my appointment to my after surgery lymphatic massages, it was a wonderful experience,” Annemarie exclaimed.
About The Parker Center
Located in Paramus, New Jersey, the Parker Center is a 15,000 square foot facility boasting an AAAASF and Medicare certified surgical center and state of the art medi-spa. The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery prides itself on enhancing their patient’s lives through individualized support and impeccable attention to detail.