More Men Choosing Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery in New York City

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Dr. Mark A. Erlich and the other doctors at Profiles & Contours, New York Plastic Surgery, PC, have seen a steady increase in the number of men choosing the practice for nose surgery, also called rhinoplasty.

The plastic surgeons at Profiles & Contours, New York Plastic Surgery, PC ( report that, during 2009, the most popular surgical procedure among their male patients was rhinoplasty. More men are choosing nose surgery in New York City and Connecticut at their offices, a rise which corresponds to a nationwide trend.

"We've seen a consistent increase in the number of rhinoplasties performed for male patients," explains Dr. Mark A. Erlich, the cosmetic surgeon who leads the practice. "I think men are beginning to recognize that looking their best enables them to feel more comfortable socially and professionally. For many men, looking their best means modifying the most prominent facial feature – their nose."

Men choose rhinoplasty surgery for many different reasons. Many want to improve the balance of their facial features, while others wish to correct a deformity caused by injury or prior nose surgery. Some, however, suffer from breathing difficulties, so they request septoplasty, a specific nose surgery designed to correct functional problems. Whatever their reasons for choosing rhinoplasty, most male patients of Profiles & Contours report improved self-confidence following their procedure.

"Some men have difficulty understanding why others would want to have nose surgery," explains Dr. Salvatore Farruggio, a board-certified plastic surgeon at the practice. "I've found that many men considering rhinoplasty have been thinking about the procedure for many years, and are very self-conscious about their nose. And for others with breathing difficulties, surgery provides often overdue relief."

Men who would like to undergo rhinoplasty surgery must have a realistic idea of what's possible with nose surgery, and should be in good health. Because the surgeons at Profiles & Contours have performed more than 8,000 nasal surgeries, they have seen and treated a full range of cosmetic and functional concerns, from the most complicated to the very straightforward. A consultation and careful examination will enable a prospective patient to decide whether rhinoplasty will help him achieve his goals.

"I can't overemphasize the importance of the initial consultation," explains Dr. Erlich. "During the consult, we examine each patient thoroughly and are able to preview potential results using advanced computer imaging. We also discuss the cost of the procedure, the anticipated recovery time, and any questions or concerns the patient might have. I anticipate that rhinoplasty for our Manhattan and New York patients will continue to grow in popularity, with men in particular having increased interest in the procedure."

Profiles & Contours, New York Plastic Surgery, PC ( serves rhinoplasty and septoplasty patients from New York and Connecticut. Profiles & Contours director Dr. Mark Erlich received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed training in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York before establishing his successful cosmetic surgery practice. He has served in numerous leadership positions and actively involves himself in training new surgeons. Dr. Salvatore Farruggio earned his MD from New York Medical College before training thoroughly in general and plastic surgery techniques at Westchester County Medical Center and the University of Oklahoma.

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