Changing Your Nose Can Change Your Entire Face

There are a lot of features on your face – eyes, nose, chin, etc. Each of those features is a special part of you and come together to create your appearance. When your features are in balance, you have a more attractive appearance. That’s why when one of those features is thrown off, it can disrupt your face as a whole. As the center of your face, your nose is one of the most distinctive and obvious facial features. It has a lot of potential to make your face look attractive or less attractive. That’s why rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries available today – it reshapes your nose so that the look of your entire face is improved.

What Causes Your Nose to Be “Thrown Off”?

Attractiveness is judged based on proportionality; when your features are proportional to each other and to your face as a whole, they make you more beautiful or more handsome. When they are not proportional, it affects your level of attractiveness. In your nose, this happens when your nose is larger or smaller than is proportional. This problem is related to your genetic coding and how the inside of your nose is structured.

A feature can also be thrown off balance when it has some sort of defect or abnormality. This is a common problem with people who have injured their noses through an accident, sports injury, or physical abuse. When a nose is broken or fractured, sometimes the bone and cartilage don’t heal in the same shape as they were before the injury occurred. This can result in a dented or crooked appearance to the nose.

How Does Rhinoplasty Make Your Nose More Attractive?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can change the way your nose looks on the outside by changing the bone and cartilage on the inside. For example, if you have a nose that is crooked, a rhinoplasty surgeon can rebuild or straighten out the bridge of your nose so that it looks smooth and straight. Every patient’s nose is slightly different, so there are several different ways a rhinoplasty surgeon can go about adjusting its shape.

Generally speaking, rhinoplasty tends to focus on the bridge, tip, and base of the nose. Bridges can be too high or too low, or they can be dented or crooked. The tip of the nose might be the wrong shape or size, or it could point up or down too far. The base of the nose might be too wide or too narrow, which can also give your nostrils an odd shape.

Rhinoplasty can fix all these issues by adjusting the shape of the cartilage. Sometimes this can be done using the existing cartilage; other times an implant is required to achieve the desired shape. Some noses only need minor adjustments, which could be achieved without opening up the entire nasal cavity. Other noses need a complete overhaul, which might involve changing its entire shape.

How Do I Know What My Nose Needs?

Sometimes it is really obvious to you why your nose is a problem. Every time you look in the mirror you think, “I wish I could fix this”. It can also be rather difficult sometimes to know what your nose needs. You don’t like the way it looks, but you aren’t sure what the underlying problem is.

Thankfully, rhinoplasty surgeons have a thorough knowledge of what makes a person’s face attractive and how to reshape a nose so that it matches that ideal. They have to study a lot of different faces and learn how each patient’s face is different and how all their features combine to create a good balance. This is important because you can’t give the same nose to every patient. A “cookie cutter” nose will only look good on a very small handful of patients. When you see a rhinoplasty surgeon, they’ll spend a great deal of time studying your face and your nose to determine the best way to make everything proportional.

Rhinoplasty from Dr. Weniger

Dr. Frederick Weniger is one of South Carolina’s top plastic surgeons and performed rhinoplasty on thousands of patients. His artistic skill and precision techniques create noses that look natural and promote overall harmony in a patient’s face.

To schedule a rhinoplasty consultation, call (843) 757-0123.