19 Oct Improve Facial Harmony with Rhinoplasty
Nose surgery (nose job) can produce a very pleasing aesthetic balance of the face especially in patients with large noses preoperatively. Common changes performed in rhinoplasty in such patients are reducing the dorsal hump, refining and possibly raising the tip, and shortening the projection of the nose. In some patients, the size of the nostrils is also reduced.
Aesthetic benefits achieve with rhinoplasty are the following:
-Reducing the dorsal hump allows to accentuate the eyes and cheek bones.
-Decreasing the projection of the nose improves the balance between the nose and the chin ( and lips)
The angle between the columella and upper lip is considered aesthetically desirable to be 95-100 degrees in women and 90 -95 degrees in men. This results in a more youthful appearance of the nose in patients with droopy noses preoperatively
These are general guidelines. Patients’ preferences need to be considered when formulating a rhinoplasty plan. For example, some patients prefer to preserve ethnic or family features and may not wish to reduce the size of the nose much. A combination of surgeon’s recommendations and patients goals typically results in a better nose reshaping balanced plan.
Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants Plastic Surgery