I'm 21 years old. I have a droopy tip so I don't want the tip to droop anymore. My nose also curves so I would want to have a straight nose instead and even make my nose smaller, while still keeping it natural and masculine looking. Are these goals realistic?
I'm a 21 Year Old Male, Am I a Good Candidate for Male Rhinoplasty? (photo)
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Good candidate for male rhinoplasty?
In general, straightening a crooked nose is a difficult procedure and requires an experienced specialist. It is not possible to get the nose 100% straight, but great improvements can be made. A drooping nasal tip can be corrected with rhinoplasty, and it is possible to make subtle changes to the nose while maintaining a masculine appearance. I would recommend a consult with a board certified and experienced rhinoplasty specialist. They may use computer imaging software to morph a photo of you and give you an idea of how the final result of surgery may appear. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
I'm a 21 Year Old Male, Am I a Good Candidate for Male Rhinoplasty?
Elevating the tip and reducing the dorsum in a male with a hump and a droopy tip are reasonable adjustments. You are right to not have the dorsum reduced beyond straight and the tip not elevated too high. Find a rhinoplasty surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties a year. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Rhinoplasty to maintain masculine features
Your goals are realistic. Many men have the same problem, get the same surgery and do not lose their masculine appearance. What makes a nose masculine in appearance is the tip to upper lip angle and the outline of the bridge. By controlling these factors your surgeon can give you the results you want and still maintain a masculine appearing nose.
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Physically your goals are very realistic. See an experienced surgeon so you get the natural, strong result you describe.
Droopy nose rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty changes required to improve this nose would include lifting the tip, reducing the hump and projection of the nose, releasing the depressor septi ligament, osteotomies and tip refinement. Releasing of the depressor septi ligament will prevent the tip from drooping upon smiling. For further examples of droopy nasal tips corrected in our practice, please see the link below. Virtual rhinoplasty as software is available on our website for you to try out.
Age 18-21 Male Rhinoplasty
It is absolutely an excellent age for having a rhinoplasty as you can enjoy your new nose for many years. Once you have stopped growing a rhinoplasty can be performed.
David Ellis MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
Art of Facial Surgery
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