The nose is often referred to as the centerpiece of a person’s face. Its size and shape can, for better or for worse, significantly impact one’s facial profile. Some people feel that their nose creates a focal point that detracts from their more attractive features.
Imperfections with your nose that do not fit in with the rest of your facial features can be improved and better balanced through rhinoplasty, better known as a nose job.
As one of the most common types of plastic surgery, rhinoplasty can take care of those nasal imperfections and give your face a more proportional and balanced appearance.
When Are Facial Features Considered Balanced?
A person’s face is deemed well-balanced when the forehead, nose, and chin make up equal thirds of the face when viewed from the front. When viewed from the side, facial balance also considers how in proportion the forehead, nose, and chin appear to each other.
Chin augmentation may be required to correct a receding chin, and an improvement to the nose through a rhinoplasty can make facial features appear more harmonious. Balance is achieved when the facial features pleasantly align. The more balanced and in proportion a person’s features are, the more attractive they will appear.
People get rhinoplasty to restore their nose after an injury, correct breathing problems or a congenital disability, or simply to adjust the nose’s overall shape so that it perfectly matches the rest of the face.
What Can Rhinoplasty Do for My Nose?
While the procedure will vary from patient to patient, rhinoplasty generally works by restructuring the bone, cartilage, and skin in your nose.Possible improvements your surgeon could apply to your nose through rhinoplasty include:
- Change the size
- ● Change the angle
- Straighten the bridge
- Reshape the tip
- Narrow the nostrils
While many people have nose surgery only for its cosmetic benefits, others will have rhinoplasty to improve their breathing. Often, the same defects that make your nose look unattractive are the same defects that may give you breathing problems.