Male rhinoplasty is fundamentally different than female rhinoplasty. The size, shape, angles, proportions and aesthetic ideals are all unique, and Dr. Donaldson has the skills and experience required to appreciate these nuances and to create balanced, attractive refinements for men. According to ASPS statistics, over 60,000 men underwent nose reshaping in the United States in 2011.
Dr. Donaldson prefers an “open” surgical approach, which is defined by a 3-4 millimeter incision on the under-surface of the nose that is well-hidden when it heals. The remaining incisions are concealed inside the nose. The nasal bones and cartilages are visualized and directly manipulated using meticulous, time-tested techniques. In some cases, a conservative amount of tissue is actually removed in order to reduce the overall size and projection; in other cases, precise sutures are placed in order to change the shape or slope of the nose.
Patients are able to return home on the same day as surgery, and a protective splint is used to cover the nasal bridge for one week. Antibiotics and pain medication are prescribed, and Dr. Donaldson closely follows the surgical results over time.
If you’re considering male rhinoplasty, Columbus, Ohio, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Donaldson, is available to discuss your personal goals and expectations during a private consultation. Call 614-442-7610 to schedule your visit with this widely respected board certified plastic surgeon.