How to Find the Perfect Nose for Your Face

Posted on October 14, 2016 | by

Year after year, hundreds of thousands of US men and women have their noses slimmed, straightened, and improved with rhinoplasty. In fact, over 145,000 Americans had nose surgery in 2016 alone, making it the 6th most popular cosmetic procedure in the country. Despite this procedure’s popularity and long history (according to records, various forms of rhinoplasty have been around since 800 BC), most people don’t understand the role your nose plays in balancing your features—or how surgeons determine the right look for each patient.

If you’ve ever wondered how plastic surgeons like Dr. Samaha determine how to provide the best nose shape for a natural results, be sure to check out this recent Huffington Post article or read on to hear some key points.

Your genetics play a role

The key to creating a great looking nose that improves facial harmony is maintaining a natural appearance that enhances your natural contours—and one of the best ways to do this is by understanding your genetic makeup. For example, people of some ethnicities have thicker nostrils. Be sure your doctor is taking nuances such as this into account when planning their surgical approach and helping you determine the best new shape for your nose, rather than giving you a “one size fits all” nose job.

It’s all about balance

As the central feature of your face, your nose plays a large role in the overall balance of your facial features. Separately considered, you may have a perfectly fine nose, but if it is out of proportion in relation to your other features, it can greatly impact your appearance. That’s why plastic surgeons spend so much time looking at a patient’s chin, brow, cheeks, eyes, and overall facial shape when developing their surgical plan. Any changes made to your nose should be proportional to other features and enhance overall facial symmetry.

Have you ever viewed rhinoplasty before and after pictures and been surprised by how different a patient looks? Many of our patients are thrilled to see that even small changes to the nose can have such a big, positive impact on the entire face.

Choose the right surgeon

Whether you’re looking to make your nose more proportionately sized or remove the bump you inherited from your great uncle, it’s important to work with a board certified plastic surgeon who has the experience and knowledge to provide you with the best possible results.

Dr. Fouad Samaha is a leading Boston rhinoplasty surgeon, and he would be happy to help you explore your options and understand the possibilities during a private consultation. Contact us today to get started; we would be glad to help!

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