Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Male rhinoplasty

The goals in male rhinoplasty for my Houston patients are typically different than my female patients. The main concerns for male rhinoplasty patients I see are either a dorsal hump or a crooked nose. Most of my male nose surgery patients also have some functional issues such as a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, or nasal valve collapse. Male rhinoplasty patients are less concerned about a droopy nasal tip, bulbous tip, or wide nostrils.

The key with male rhinoplasty is to keep a masculine nose by keeping a nice straight bridge, not over-rotating the tip, and preventing a pinched appearance. Of course, assuring that if the nose is crooked, creating and maintaining a straight nose is essential. Lastly, septoplasty, turbinate reduction, and valve repair using spreader grafts or alar strut and batten grafts is key to supporting the nasal airway and improving breathing.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, TX.