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. For example, our cosmetic surgeons at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery in Baltimore, MD, can work with you to straighten a crooked nose or remove a large bump on the bridge of your nose. Some people might need rhinoplasty to reduce the length of the tip of their nose or to reduce the size of a bulbous nasal tip. Others may feel their nose is too narrow or too wide for their face, whereas others may have a nose that is simply too large or that’s asymmetrical because of an accident.
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.
When Will I See the Results of My Rhinoplasty?
Most patients see the natural-looking and well-balanced nose that they have always wanted just weeks after their rhinoplasty.
Once the procedure has been completed, you should be able to enjoy the results for the rest of your life, as long as you carefully follow all your surgeon’s aftercare instructions.
Improving Your Facial Balance at the Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery
The best way to find out how to improve your facial balance with rhinoplasty is to contact the board-certified plastic surgeons at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery in Baltimore, MD. Schedule your consultation by calling us at (410) 744-0900 or by contacting us through our website.