Men and women differ in a number of distinguishable ways when the two genders are discussed and compared. Physically, men exhibit more pronounced facial structures with angular jawbones, and larger foreheads and noses.
An article on the Live Science website suggests that the size of men’s noses has evolved to more pronounced dimensions to oxygenate their muscles. Men are genetically equipped with larger muscle masses than women, so the larger nose has become a parallel of this internal attribute.
The article explains that the size of human noses we see today are smaller than those of our primitive relatives, the Neanderthals. While today’s humans are taller and leaner than the archaic humans from which we evolved, the Neanderthals were a shorter, yet more compact being with larger muscle mass, thus requiring larger noses.
Prior to modern forms of transportation, the Neanderthals spent a great deal of their time traveling on foot, hunting and collecting food, and exerting their bodies in ways we are not accustomed to today.
A study conducted out of the University of Iowa cited by the Huffington Post online relays the point in adolescent lives when the size of the nose differs. It is during pre-pubescence – typically 11 or 12 years old – that boys begin to develop more substantial muscle mass, while their gender counterparts, females, tend to instead form more subcutaneous fat.
The nose grown of young males follows this timeline, which is partly why the two features are thought to correspond. These changes prior to puberty prepare the young body for changes that occur both internally and externally until adulthood.
Because the size of the male nose is significant due to biological necessity, it makes sense that this translates to aesthetic ideals.
Over-alteration of a nose situated on a masculine face is not just unattractive because it appears too “done,” but it is in direct opposition to what we know to be genetically important.
It has often been said that a sign of attractiveness is good health, though a small nose that could not properly deliver oxygen to one’s muscles starkly contrasts with that notion.
Dr. Naderi of The Naderi Center believes in preserving the traditional aspects of the male nose. While most patients request significant alterations, the location and size of the nose (which is comparatively small when examining it in comparison to other features of the face and body) lends itself to changes by the millimeter.
When possible, the doctor preserves the maximal amount of natural tissues of the nose. Some men make the choice to leave small imperfections of the nose untouched which promote a natural outcome, making the man appear he was born with a great-looking nose.
When men undergo other cosmetic procedures, the doctor is equally prudent about helping them to maintain the characteristics common to their gender. Dr. Naderi may perform cosmetic injections with less dermal filler, insert medium to large-sized chin implants during chin augmentation surgery, and perform a blepharoplasty sparingly. Hormonal differences in men and women account for many of these common feature differences.
Washington, D.C. area facial plastic surgeon, Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS caters to patients through two office locations: 297 Herndon Parkway Suite 101 Herndon, VA, 20170 – (703) 481-0002; and 5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1655 Chevy Chase, MD, 20815 – (301) 222-2020. You can also contact the doctor’s specialty rhinoplasty practice website through his Contact Form.