Rhinoplasty for Men – Nose shaping in Pittsburgh
In most cases, men want to greet the world with their best face on, professionally and personally. A dissatisfying nose can be an unwanted focal point of an otherwise handsome face. In addition, men sometimes suffer from breathing problems due to the misshapen internal structure of their nose. These concerns can weigh on men for years before they decide to take action. Rhinoplasty, or nose shaping, can refine specific nasal features to emphasize or improve the appearance or function of the nose. Dr. Brian V. Heil understands this discomfort or embarrassment. Rhinoplasty at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Pittsburgh can aid in giving you the facial harmony you desire.
WHAT IS RHINOPLASTY?
Rhinoplasty, or nose shaping, is one of the top three most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedures. Rhinoplasty surgery changes the shape of the nose for appearance, function, or both. The nose is made up of bone in the upper part, cartilage in the lower part, and skin. Rhinoplasty is a procedure that can change any part of the nose or all three, depending on the patient’s individual facial structure and personal goals. Nose shaping surgery may meet a patient’s goal by changing the size or shape of the nose giving the patient a more balanced nasal and facial appearance. In addition, the patient may desire a more harmonious profile and ask that humps or depressions on the bridge of the nose be smoothed. Alternately, a patient’s nasal structure may inhibit breathing; in that case, rhinoplasty would be performed to adjust the nasal structure of the patient to allow better airflow and efficient breathing. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Mayo Clinic, U.S.National Library of Medicine)
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM A RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURE?
Rhinoplasty surgery at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology is performed by our board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Brian V. Heil in our fully accredited surgery center in western Pennsylvania. The procedure can take up to two hours to complete. Patients are comfortably put under deep sedation or administered light anesthesia for the surgery.
Each rhinoplasty is as unique as each patient. Our Pittsburgh surgeon Dr. Brian V. Heil customizes each surgery to the specific anatomy and goals of the patient. Serious consideration is given to the patient’s facial dimensions and nose structure as they align with the patient’s expectations (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Mayo Clinic). The type of procedure used in the rhinoplasty is dependant on the needs of the patient. An open rhinoplasty procedure is commonly used for complex surgeries, such as a difficult tip surgery or revision procedure. Using the open method, our board certified surgeon accesses and adjusts bone and cartilage through a small incision at the base of the nose between the patient’s nostrils. Alternately, when the nose shaping requires a simple procedure, as in a simple tip adjustment or simple dorsal procedure, the closed rhinoplasty method is used. In the closed method, the nasal structure is accessed from inside the nose. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Mayo Clinic)
After the rhinoplasty procedure, a splint is placed on the outside of the nose to maintain the new position and alignment, as well as to limit swelling and bruising. Some patients will have internal packing within the nose. During the healing process, the patient needs to rest with his head raised higher than his chest to reduce any swelling and bleeding. The patient may notice some congestion due to swelling or the splints that were placed inside the nose during surgery. After approximately one week, internal dressings are removed. Throughout the healing process, the patient may notice some temporary swelling and bruising with discoloration around the eyelids lasting for a few more weeks. Patients will be released to participate in light activity first, and then to heavier, full contact activity after about six weeks from the date of the rhinoplasty procedure. In time, the nose will heal to its final result. Results are very slight changes with alterations measured in mm. However, these slight changes make a large difference in overall appearance. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Mayo Clinic)
WHAT ARE THE RISKS INVOLVED WITH RHINOPLASTY?
The benefits of nose shaping can last a lifetime. But like any surgery, rhinoplasty carries risks such as an adverse reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, and infection, among others (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Mayo Clinic). However, a private discussion with our board-certified Pittsburgh cosmetic surgeon Dr. Brian V. Heil will leave you fully informed of the benefits and risks involved with the rhinoplasty procedure as they apply to you. You will need to decide if the benefits of undergoing rhinoplasty will achieve your personal goal. Dr. Brian V. Heil will present the details of Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology rhinoplasty surgery and answer all of your questions and concerns to help you determine if rhinoplasty is right for you.
WHY CHOOSE PREMIER PLASTIC SURGERY & DERMATOLOGY?
Our entire staff at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology seeks to provide the highest level of care to our patients. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon and founder of Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Dr. Brian V. Heil brings in-depth knowledge and extensive experience to your personal care. Dr. Brian V. Heil earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. After which, he completed a five year integrated residency training program in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, along with a fellowship in Micro Surgery and Thrombosis Research from the University Medical Center of Pittsburgh, which is one of the country’s top plastic surgery training programs. He and his team have been treating patients since 2001 at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, which has grown to be one of the largest and most respected plastic surgery practices in Western Pennsylvania.
Dr. Brian V. Heil understands that since the nose is situated in the center of the face, it draws significant attention to itself. A nose with a displeasing appearance can detract attention from an otherwise handsome face. Rhinoplasty at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Pittsburgh can aid in giving you the face with which you want to greet the world. Each patient’s individual goals and personal situation is considered by Dr. Brian V. Heil when strategically planning his procedure. All rhinoplasty surgeries are performed by our board-certified surgeon in our fully accredited surgery center in western Pennsylvania.
The decision to have any cosmetic procedure is a personal one. Men may suffer for years before considering their options. You must know your individual goal and if the benefits of nose shaping surgery at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology will help you achieve that goal. To discuss your individual situation and weigh your options with our board-certified Pittsburgh surgeon Dr. Brian V. Heil, contact us at 724-264-3608 or send us an email.