Dr. Peter Brownrigg has proudly served patients throughout Ottawa, providing expert care and great advice when it comes to enhancing aesthetics. While the majority of the patient base is women, Dr. Brownrigg has also treated many men at his practice. With this in mind, we would like to consider the rise in popularity of male facial plastic surgery and why a rhinoplasty may be ideal for you and your needs.
More and more men are taking better care of themselves, which means working out more, paying attention to what they wear, and really taking a close look at their own appearance. When there are aesthetic issues with the face and the body that men would like to address in some fashion but that cannot be treated through diet or exercise, that's where plastic surgery comes into play. Even a minor cosmetic procedure can make a major difference when it comes to overall aesthetics and self-confidence.
That brings us to the popularity of rhinoplasty (nose job).
A rhinoplasty is performed in order to improve the overall shape and contour of the nose. By doing this, overall facial aesthetics can be improved.
For instance, when a person undergoes a rhinoplasty to adjust the straightness of the bridge of the nose, it can bring out the symmetry in the rest of that patient's facial features. Just a minor change to the nose can really make a big difference to the way you look and how other people look at you.
The best candidates for rhinoplasty are patients who have issues with the size, shape, or straightness of their nose. They should be in good health overall and not suffer from any health conditions that would make a facial surgery a risk to general wellness.
It's important that rhinoplasty candidates have realistic expectations about the surgical process and what it can achieve, which includes knowing about the risks and benefits and the potential for complications.
In addition to improving the look of the nose, a rhinoplasty can also be performed in order to address certain issues with the sinuses. For example, it is not uncommon for a rhinoplasty to be performed in order to treat a deviated septum or other forms of nasal/sinus cavity blockage. Candidacy for this type of rhinoplasty can be discussed in greater detail during your visit, and typically following a recommendation by a medical doctor.
A rhinoplasty may be performed as an open surgery or a closed surgery. During closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside of the nostrils. During open rhinoplasty, an incision is made in the skin between the nostrils so the surgeon can have greater access to the various structures of the nose. The ideal form of surgery for you and your needs will depend on the nature of your aesthetic goals or medical situation.
The procedure is carried out with the patient under general anesthetic in order to avoid pain, discomfort, and anxiety.
To learn more about rhinoplasty and your many other options for advanced aesthetic enhancement and rejuvenation, be sure to contact our cosmetic and reconstructive surgery center today. Dr. Peter Brownrigg and the entire team here looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve excellent results through surgical and non-surgical means.