The nose is a key defining characteristic of any face. The shape and size of the nose influences the face’s overall harmony, balance and proportions. Even a slight alteration in shape or size can greatly enhance overall facial appearance, just as a slight distortion can have an amplifying negative effect.
Every nose is unique. There is no ideal to aspire to, because what looks best on you depends on the elements of your face as a whole. Beauty is a function of harmony, balance and proportion. With rhinoplasty, your expectation and that of your facial plastic surgeon would be to improve your appearance by making your nose more harmonious with the rest of your face. Even in cases where functional improvement is the primary goal, rhinoplasty offers an opportunity to improve size and shape at the same time.
This article provides you with the basic information you need before making a decision to undergo nose surgery, information about how nose surgery is performed and what you can realistically expect. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to nose surgery; nor should it be considered an alternative to a thorough and detailed discussion with your chosen facial plastic surgeon.
Successful outcomes in nose surgery, as with all surgery, are a result of teamwork and rapport between you and your facial plastic surgeon. Only your surgeon can answer questions about what specific changes to your nose might help improve your facial harmony and profile.