Male Rhinoplasty

The Male Rhinoplasty

San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera, MD specializes in rhinoplasty surgery, revision rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, Hispanic rhinoplasty, and Asian rhinoplasty. Male rhinoplasty is different than rhinoplasty for women in several ways. First, men prefer a straight profile or dorsum. In ethnic rhinoplasty patients, some men even prefer a slight dorsal convexity to maintain their masculine features. In order to achieve a strong profile, Dr. Barrera employs cartilage technique, bone refinement using osteotomies, and limited nasal tip cartilage removal. Second, most men stay away from a pointy nasal tip. Over resection of the nasal tip can lead to a feminine nose and nasal obstruction. Special attention is placed on making sure the nasal tip support and strength are maintained or enhanced. Third, most male rhinoplasty patients also need considerable septoplasty in order to improve breathing. Sports injuries and trauma to the nose are especially common in men. Therefore, improving a deviated septum, reducing turbinates and nasal tissue, and supporting the nasal valve are necessary in most male septorhinoplasty patients. 

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What is the goal of Nose Job or Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty improves symmetry and augments the nose when the nose has suffered overresection, or secondary obstruction from previous nose job surgery. Rhinoplasty San Antonio specialist Dr. Jose Barrera, MD performs revision in noses often lacking projection due to a lack of cartilage support in the septum and dorsum of the nose. Using cartilage grafting from either costal or rib cartilage or auricular (ear) cartilage, the nose can be projected in lacking areas such as the glabella (between the eyes) and dorsum of the nose. Tip symmetry can be further obtained through aligning the domes of the nasal tip (alar cartilages). Dr. Barrera only uses natural cartilage to perform rhinoplasty San Antonio surgeries.  Our approach provides natural integration of our cartilage grafts which both enhances the nose and provides long-lasting results.

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Fixing the crooked nose with rhinoplasty by Dr. Jose Barrera, MD

San Antonio rhinoplasty surgeries often involve hispanic rhinoplasty techniques to remove the hump of the nose, correct a crooked nose and obtain tip symmetry in men and women.  Latino faces have a different aesthetic form and appeal in contemporary society, Hispanic nose jobs are performed to improve the frontal and profile views of the nose. Latino noses often are over projected due to excess cartilage in the septum and bone of the nose. Removal of the hump of the nose is common. Careful and refined rasping of the bone and cartilage can be performed, but the plastic surgeon must be careful to reconstruct any collapsed cartilage. Using cartilage grafting from the septum of the nose or from rib cartilage or auricular (ear) cartilage, the nose can be supported to ensure good breathing and function.  Nasal tip symmetry is important for Hispanic rhinoplasty. The nasal tip cartilages can be further straightened by aligning the domes of the nasal tip (alar cartilages). Hispanic rhinoplasty is popular in San Antonio and Texas given our rich Latino heritage.  Rhinoplasty San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera, MD will provide a thorough consultation and review your desires in achieving a straighter and pleasing nose.

Rhinoplasty Recovery in San Antonio

Rhinoplasty and nose job recovery can be very comfortable. At Texas Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, Dr. Barrera is minimizing pain using narcotic free solutions. We perform rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, sinus surgery, nasal valve reconstruction, Moh’s reconstruction of the nose, septoplasty and turbinate reduction.

How much does Rhinoplasty cost in San Antonio?

The cost of rhinoplasty takes into account the time required rhinoplasty surgery alone as well as anesthesia, surgeon, and facility fees. It does not account for a septoplasty or need for additional grafting sites such as the rib (costal cartilage), ear (auricular cartilage), and the added time in anesthesia and facility fees for these procedures. Primary rhinoplasty average costs between $7300 – $9000. Most revision rhinoplasty surgeries are performed for cosmetic purposes and will not be covered by insurance. If a patient has had a previous surgery and a revision rhinoplasty must take place, cartilage grafting is preferred. More so, an alloplastic or synthetic implant can be removed at the time of revision rhinoplasty followed by costal cartilage grafting. For best results, it is recommended that a revision rhinoplasty not take place within six months of the primary surgery.

Call today or reach out via our online form to learn more about male rhinoplasty options with Dr. Barrera today.