According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nose reshaping was the second-most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States in 2014. With over 217,000 performed in one year, it is easy to see that many people are unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of their noses. Part of this dissatisfaction may be caused by the perception that your nose makes your face appear disproportionate. If you feel that your face is unbalanced and believe your nose is the culprit, nose surgery may be right for you.
Considering the Face as a Whole
Many patients that seek out nose surgery to achieve facial balance may be surprised when their doctor recommends they receive a different cosmetic procedure instead.
This happens so frequently because facial imbalance often is not caused by a single feature — for example, some patients seeking out nose surgery may be advised to get chin implants instead. This is because a small chin can make a nose look bigger than it is. In this case, the chin is the primary cause of facial imbalance, not the nose.
Another procedure often recommended for those considering nose surgery may be cheek implants; small or sunken in cheeks tend to highlight the size of an otherwise average nose. The bottom line is that your other facial features play an important role in how big or how small your nose appears to be. Considering these in conjunction with your nose will help you achieve the facial balance that you desire.
Fixing Your Nose’s Unique Aesthetic to Achieve Balance
Everyone’s nose is different — the specific nose alteration that achieves facial balance for one person often does not for another.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery states that 13 percent of plastic surgeons report an increase in requests for celebrity nose procedures. It is important to remember that the ‘ideal’ Hollywood nose may not necessarily be right for your unique facial structure.
Be open and honest with our doctors about the results you are looking for. Even if you go in with a very specific vision of what you want your nose to look like, we can help determine if your desired nose is a good fit for your face.
Deciding to have your nose reshaped is a big decision. By considering all of these factors, you can make an informed decision that will give you the results you want.
If you are interested in receiving nose surgery or simply want to learn more, call us today at Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center. It would be our absolute pleasure to help answer any of your questions and get you started on the path to a more beautiful you.