As shown in statistics gathered from both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery over the years, rhinoplasty has continuously remained one of the most performed facial procedures for both men and women. Double board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology, Dr. Fernando Burstein is an expert in rhinoplasty and performs this procedure to resolve aesthetic and functional concerns that patients have regarding their nose and overall appearance. He has developed and refined techniques that preserve a masculine or feminine appearance for each gender.
Rhinoplasty is different for men and women as research from the University of Iowa has shown men must retain a larger nose size, precisely 10 percent larger, than women to bring oxygen to greater muscle mass. The study concluded that men have more lean muscle mass, requiring more oxygen for muscle growth and blood circulation, so larger noses enable more oxygen to be inhaled and transported through the body. With over 25 years of experience in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Burstein understands the importance of balancing aesthetics and function for his male rhinoplasty patients.
Men and women have distinct structural differences that involve the size, shape, and appearance of facial features. In addition to having a larger nose, men also prefer a firmer, sculpted bridge while women prefer a more subtle result. Other facial features for men are typically larger than women’s so it is imperative to keep the nose in proportion to the rest of each patient’s face. Dr. Burstein meets with each patient during consultation to discuss treatment options and techniques to yield the best, natural-looking rhinoplasty results.
If you are interested in rhinoplasty or any other facial procedure Dr. Burstein performs, please contact our office today. For more information on plastic surgery news and research, follow Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.