Men and women’s faces are shaped differently – the intricacies are often minor and hard to pinpoint, but important to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon. At our Beverly Hills & Pasadena practices, our surgeons have diverse expertise in rhinoplasty procedures that treat men and women of various ethnicities. Though the techniques for male and female rhinoplasty are the same, the aesthetic goals and outcomes are different.
A male nose typically has a straight dorsum (bridge) with less of an upturn of the tip compared to a female nose, which typically has a slight slope to the dorsum and slightly more upturn to the tip. Most male nose surgery patients are looking to improve the balance of their nose with their face. Often that may mean reduction of a dorsal hump, narrowing the bones or nostrils, or improving the tip of the nose while maintaining a masculine contour.
Women, on the other hand, usually prefer a smaller, shorter nose with a slight upward curve at the tip and a small indentation above the tip of the nose. The angles on a woman’s nose are often more delicate and feminine. This is consistent with the fact that the female face is also typically smaller and narrower.
While there are certain female and male standards for rhinoplasty, these are generalizations. The best form of rhinoplasty for both men and women is to create a balance and harmony with each individual’s unique facial features. For some patients, this means a wider and more distinct nose and for others it means a smaller and more delicate nose.
To learn more about the differences between nose surgery in men and women, or to schedule with our plastic surgeons Dr. Leif Rogers and Dr. Nima Naghshineh, please fill out the form on this page or call our Beverly Hills or Pasadena office at (310) 860-8915.