Rhinoplasty For Men In La Jolla, CA
Do you have a nose that is unusually large? Are you feeling self-conscious about a hooked nose or a rather bulbous nose? Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, accredited by the Joint Commission and awarded the Gold Seal of Approval which reflects our commitment to excellence and quality patient care, offers rhinoplasty to local men requiring cosmetic surgery.
What Is Rhinoplasty For Men?
Rhinoplasty is a procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty can address a number of concerns including curved, hooked or bulging noses, nostril size and noses that are disproportional in width or size when compared to other facial features. Rhinoplasty is also a suitable option for addressing issues with the septum, which could impede breathing. The septum is the wall of cartilage and bone centered between the nasal passages. A deviated or an irregular septum can cause a host of medical problems.
Benefits Of Rhinoplasty For Men
Besides the fact that men have told us how great they feel after undergoing the procedure, they have also enjoyed these additional benefits:
- Reduced feeling of embarrassment about the appearance of their nose
- Improved level of confidence and better self-esteem
- Better self-image, greater peace of mind
Why Choose Dr. Shumway as Your Rhinoplasty Surgeon?
Shumway Cosmetic Surgery is located in sunny La Jolla, California, part of the easily accessible San Diego area.
Dr. Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS is an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. He received his credentials at the nation’s most prestigious medical centers and has been a cosmetic surgery instructor at Duke, UCLA, and UCSD. Dr. Shumway stresses the importance of close post-operative care and carefully instructs patients through both the surgical and recovery process.
Dr. Shumway always evaluates each patient personally. He will carefully consider which techniques will best work for you and will provide exceptional results with minimal downtime.
How Is Rhinoplasty Surgery Performed?
Rhinoplasty can be accomplished using two basic surgical methods: closed and open. Determining which method is right for you depends on several factors. During your consultation, Dr. Shumway will weigh all factors relating to your individual needs and explain both procedures.
Closed rhinoplasty calls for all incisions to be made inside the nose by way of the nostrils. This technique does not create visible scarring and allows for faster healing.
In open rhinoplasty, Dr. Shumway will make a small incision in the small portion of skin located between the nostrils at the base of the nose. This method is preferred in cases where the surgery is correcting a more complex issue. It can take a bit longer to heal after an open rhinoplasty than what is the case with the closed technique. Scar tissue could be visible but is typically quite minimal.
In most cases, rhinoplasty surgery can be performed in about an hour.
Throughout the procedure, Dr. Shumway will adjust your cartilage and bones to produce the preferred outcome. Following the surgery, the patient typically wears a tiny plastic splint for up to seven days. The splint not only provides protection, but also allows your nose to maintain its new, more desirable shape.
How Long Will It Take To Recover?
Generally, the recovery time for most rhinoplasty patients is relatively pain-free. You’ll likely see a small amount of bruising and swelling near the nose and eyes, and experience minimal discomfort. In terms of aftercare, just take it slow as you heal. Use cold compressed to address swelling, and keep your head elevated when possible.
Oftentimes a rhinoplasty patient may return to work or school about a week after the procedure is performed, at which time the newly shaped nose will already be a marked improvement over the old nose. All swelling should subside over the next several months.
How Will I Look?
The post-surgery appearance of your nose may be drastically different or nearly the same as it was before, depending on whether the reason for your surgery was cosmetic or functional in nature. Dr. Shumway will talk with you about your expectations and desired results during your consultation.
Is Rhinoplasty For Men Right For Me?
If you are unhappy or embarrassed about the size, shape or appearance of your nose and you recognize the potential results rhinoplasty can bring, this procedure could be a suitable option for you. Surgery for teenage boys should wait until the nose stops growing, which is typically around 16 years of age. During your consultation, you will be provided with detailed information regarding surgical options, as well as the necessary steps you’ll need to take before and after surgery, to ensure you’ll love your new look!
How Much Does Rhinoplasty For Men Cost in San Diego and La Jolla, CA?
The cost of your rhinoplasty will depend on the extent of surgery that is needed for your individual anatomy and cosmetic goals. The procedure may be covered by your insurance if you are having the procedure for medical reasons, such as repair after trauma or breathing problems caused by the internal structures of your nose. We offer payment plans and work closely with CareCredit™ to help men with the cost of their rhinoplasty.
On the Road to a New You
Calling Shumway Cosmetic Surgery for a consultation is your first step in the rhinoplasty process. In our La Jolla office, Dr. Shumway will listen to your concerns and provide you with his professional expertise. You will discuss where there might be room for improvements, your options, and the safest and most effective plan to achieve your goals.
At your consultation, you will have the opportunity to see many before and after photos of other men who have chosen Dr. Shumway as their rhinoplasty surgeon.
Dr. Shumway, a board-certified facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon and a longtime Officer and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. His services have improved the lives of people from in and around San Diego and La Jolla. Dr. Shumway is also famous for facelifts, laser peels, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks, and so much more. If you are looking for self-improvement and cosmetic surgery (major overhaul or minimally invasive), he and his professional team will accommodate your needs! Please call 858-587-2640 today to schedule your free initial consultation!