Rhinoplasty – Choosing Your Nose Shape (Pt 1)

Rhinoplasty – Choosing Your Nose Shape (Part 1)

Rhinoplasty, sometimes called a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose. It may be  performed either for cosmetic reasons or to correct functional problems with the nose. Rhinoplasty is one of the more complicated facial surgeries, because it can include reshaping or removing portions of the bone or cartilage, reshaping or narrowing the bridge of the nose, re-sculpting the tip of the nose, or altering and improving the overall appearance of the nostrils.

Because of its complexity, whether or not to undergo rhinoplasty is a huge decision, one that will affect your appearance for life. In this two part article renowned Troy, Mi rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Ali shares his perspective on choosing the perfect nose shape when undergoing rhinoplasty surgery.

Picking the Right Surgeon for Rhinoplasty Surgery is Critical

A talented, experienced and artistic plastic surgeon will give you a nose that looks natural, is balanced, proportionate to your other facial features, and generally more attractive.

However, picking an unqualified surgeon can spell disaster. Poor or outdated surgical techniques employed by a less qualified surgeon will almost certainly yield disappointing results, and in some cases, can lead to permanent deformity. That’s why it is so important to select a surgeon like Dr. Ali, who is not only a board certified plastic surgeon, but who has performed hundreds of rhinoplasty surgeries over his 20 years of practice in the Troy, Michigan area.

Dr. Ali has the experience, artistic skill and technical expertise to help you select a nose that will enhance your appearance. There is a lot to consider in picking the right nose shape for your face. This article will feature some things you should keep in mind when choosing your new nose shape.

The Shape of your New Nose Should Complement Your Other Features

While modern, state of the art surgical techniques can completely and sometimes dramatically transform a nose, to achieve the most natural looking results, the underlying structure of the nose can only be changed so much. Dr. Ali suggests that his patients bring in several photographs of what they have in mind for their nose job. When selecting pictures, you should try to find photos of people who have a facial shape and structure that is close to yours.

A nose that looks great on one person may look awkward or even comical on you. The best rhinoplasty surgeries are those that result in a natural appearance from all angles. The appearance of your nose should be in harmony with all your other facial features as well.

Imagine if you placed Nicole Kidman’s tiny upturned nose, which is perfect for her delicate face, onto Kim Kardashian’s face. With Kim’s full lips and large eyes, Nicole’s nose would look completely out of place. Fortunately, Kim’s nose was given some subtle contouring that ensured that her nose would look balanced and in harmony with her other features.

Your Ethnicity Is Important to Consider in Rhinoplasty

Hair texture, eye and skin color are obvious examples of ethnic influences on our appearance. However, different ethnicities generally have different structural nasal shapes as well.

Rhinoplasty is designed to enhance your appearance, not to change who you are. A less experienced or less aesthetically inclined surgeon may lean toward giving everyone a “Caucasian” nose. This can lead to a nose that looks completely out of place, and that even may erase to some extent your important ethnic heritage.

Dr. Ali understands the unique and beautiful nasal characteristics of the various ethnicities. He has the experience and the artistic skill to augment your natural beauty in a way that doesn’t alter who you are.

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Best Rhinoplasty – Troy, Mi

Dr. Ali has all of the experience, artistic skill and technical expertise needed to help you choose a nose that will enhance your appearance and accomplish your goals, as he has done with a host of satisfied patients. If you live in or around the Troy, Michigan area and are considering rhinoplasty, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ali to discuss the very best options available to you.

Troy, MI area Rhinoplasty Consultation: 248-335-7200