The Perfect Nose

The Perfect NoseThe definition of a perfect nose varies largely depending on a person’s age, ethnicity and face shape. When considering a rhinoplasty procedure, the patient and his or her cosmetic surgeon work together to achieve the ideal nose shape, width and length in proportion to the face, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing appearance based on balance and symmetry.

While it is true that each person’s perfect nose is different, many of the factors that add up to this ideal are common across the board. These include the universally accepted element of symmetry throughout the face, which is one of the most important aspects of what humans consider beautiful. Another factor is nasal projection, or how far out from the face the nose extends.

Find the Perfect Nose for Your Face

Since the advent of advanced cosmetic surgery, a number of mathematical formulas have been developed to determine the perfect nose for rhinoplasty patients. When considering a frontal view of your face, your cosmetic surgeon may divide the length of it into three separate and equal parts. Ideally, the nose should only fall within the middle third of the face. When divided horizontally into fifths, the nose should again align within the middle fifth. The horizontal division begins at the edges of each ear and works inward in equal measurements.

For individuals considering cosmetic surgery of any type, it is important to keep in mind that all measurements, ratios and formulas are intended only as guidelines. Each person’s face is different and, therefore, requires careful evaluation by an experienced cosmetic surgeon. An eye for precision and detail is essential as the construction of the perfect nose requires the application of true artistic ability. Your surgeon will assess your nose, your entire face and your desired results when planning and performing the procedure.

Why Choose Rhinoplasty?

There are a variety of reasons that people elect to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure. Some of the most commonly cited reasons include

  • The nose is too long in proportion to the face
  • The width of the nose is aesthetically unsatisfactory
  • A previous injury may cause the nose to look misshapen or asymmetrical
  • The nose appears too large, flat or round, or is otherwise incongruously shaped

Non-cosmetic reasons exist as well, including issues that affect the function of the nose. A deviated septum, for instance, may be improved with a rhinoplasty procedure.

If you are in any way unhappy with the size, shape, width or length of your nose and are interested in pursuing what you consider your perfect nose, a licensed cosmetic surgeon may be able to help you. An initial consultation will allow your surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty as well as provide you with the opportunity to pose any questions you may have regarding the surgery. Call today to schedule your appointment and find out how having the ideal nose can change your life for the best.

No-Obligation Consultation

For more information or to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Andrew A. Afshar, call the Bismarck office of Face and Jaw Surgery Center at 701-258-7220. Dr. Afshar can discuss your cosmetic goals with you and recommend the most effective treatment plan to deliver the results you desire.

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