Male vs. Female Rhinoplasty: How Men and Women Differ

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Rhinoplasty is one of the most versatile and sought-after facial plastic surgery procedures in North America to the extent that both men and women show an equal interest in it. Of course, rhinoplasty in men is totally different than rhinoplasty in women. Anatomically, there are numerous nuances that differentiate the two from one another. Whether you’re undergoing reconstructive rhinoplasty, aesthetic rhinoplasty, or revision rhinoplasty, it’s important that you find a facial plastic surgeon that’s capable of attending to your specific gender-related needs.

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Important Difference in Male and Female Rhinoplasty

People choose to undergo rhinoplasty procedures for a number of reasons, whether it’s to improve their facial appearance, balance their facial symmetry, or to correct medical issues. Here are some of the major differences between male and female rhinoplasty.

Goals and Aesthetic Differences in Rhinoplasty

Generally speaking, men tend to lean toward more prominent nasal structures with a strongly defined straight angle nose. Conversely, women favour a much more subtle and softer appearance with a slightly upturned nasal tip and a minor dorsal hump.

Anatomical Differences in Men and Women

Even the natural design and appearance of male and female noses are completely different. Most men naturally have a thicker layer of skin on their noses than women do which determines the type of treatments and procedures they’ll receive.

Men also typically have much longer and more conspicuous noses than women. In some cases, they might seek out rhinoplasty procedures to shorten or simply slightly reshape their noses to make them look a little less conspicuous.

Experienced facial plastic surgeons have the knowledge and training to perform rhinoplasties on both men and women.

Difference in Demand for Rhinoplasty between Men and Women

According to a 2018 report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 213, 780 nasal reshaping procedures took place in that year. About 25% (52,660) of those were men and 75% (161,120) were women.

Many plastic surgeons estimate that rhinoplasty is just as popular in Canada as it is south of the border. More and more men are opting for nasal reshaping to help them look more distinguished and rugged. The only difference is that there’s a bit of an age discrepancy in the types of male patients who are seeking out rhinoplasty.

Older men are more likely to undergo any type of facial reconstructive procedures because they want to maintain a competitive edge over their younger counterparts in the workplace.

Unless they have a medical reason for undergoing rhinoplasty, women tend to focus more on the cosmetic benefits and are also more likely to opt for accompanying procedures such as brow lifts, cheek implants, and chin augmentation.

Why Choose Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery

At Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery, we’ve helped numerous patients, both male and female, achieve their aesthetic and medical goals and we can help you too. With over 20 years of experience and extensive training working as a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Gantous is board certified and world-renowned. Contact us today to book a preliminary no-obligation consultation!

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