At Refine Clinic our objective is to help our patients achieve their perfect nose shape. And, while your rhinoplasty journey may begin with a celebrity inspiration, part of our job is finding a nose shape that looks natural and complements your facial features. Ultimately it is achieving a balance between your ideal and what looks good on your unique face.
The Search For The Perfect Nose
As one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, a nose job can be performed for both cosmetic and physical or reconstructive reasons. The nose is a prominent feature on the face, and attracts other people’s attention when we interact with them. Many patients visit our clinic wanting a nose like Scarlett Johanssen or Kate Middleton but we need to work with your individual features and ensure we have an end-result that looks natural – or like you haven’t had any nose surgery.
Popular Nose Shapes
Nose shapes go through trends, and are certainly influenced by the people we see in the media. Here are some shapes considered ‘perfect’ by our patients
The Snub Nose
This nose shape can give the face a cute appearance as it turns up at the tip. It is a soft and round shape with a slightly curved silhouette.
The Celestial Nose
This perfect nose shape is a smaller shape that usually has a dent in the bridge and a tip that protrudes. It is a popular nose shape shared by around 13% of the population.
The Nubian Nose
This nose shape features wide nostrils, a long smooth bridge and a wide base. It can frequently be seen in people with African ancestry.
The Greek Nose
The Greek nose shape is strong, with its straight bridge being its most noticeable characteristic. It is a popular shape requested by patients wanting rhinoplasty.
The Roman Nose
Another classic nose shape, the Roman nose gives its owner a very strong and dignified profile. It has a sloping curve and an exaggerated bridge. Also called an Aquiline nose, this nose shape is popular in rhinoplasty and can be seen in use in ancient Roman sculptures.
What Kind Of Results Can Rhinoplasty Achieve?
Your journey to achieving your perfect nose requires collaboration with your cosmetic surgeon. Your surgeon will be able to assist you with changing the size of your nose, in its profile and width. Your surgeon will also be able to discuss your options in terms of nasal symmetry, as well as changing the shape of your nostrils or shape of your nose tip.
Some of the results that can be achieved through nose surgery include:
Changing the symmetry of the nose
It may not always be possible to achieve perfect symmetry, but you may be able to have adjustments made to contribute to facial harmony.
Straightening your nose
Rhinoplasty may be able to straighten a crooked nose.
Reducing nasal openings
Rhinoplasty can reduce the size of nasal openings and open the nasal passages to improve breathing. This is frequently done through septoplasty or surgery carried out on the nasal septum.
Changing the size of your nose
Nasal surgeries can be performed to make the nose bigger or smaller, to change the size and shape of the nasal tip.
Are You A Candidate For A Nose Job?
cosmetic surgery is not always an option for everyone and your options need to be discussed with your surgeon along with a thorough consultation. It’s important to consider your options in the context of your health and surgery goals, and it needs to be considered along with your lifestyle factors. Some of the factors that might influence whether a nose job is viable for you include
There are some limitations
What can be achieved through nose surgery depends on the cartilage and bone structure that you have. While you might start off with an ideal, it needs to be discussed with your dentist to see what can be reasonably achieved.
Your final result may take up to a year
Because of the healing process, it may be as long as 12 months before you get an idea of how your new nose has settled. In some cases, patients may need further surgery. Are you ready to commit to a longer-term process?
Your facial bones must be mature
Nose jobs can only be performed on faces that are fully matured, otherwise, it can affect the person’s normal growth process. This is usually age 17 for boys and age 16 for girls.
Are you a smoker?
Smokers run the risk of complications associated with nose surgery so if you want rhinoplasty we would highly recommend that you quit smoking.
Risk Factors For Nose Surgery
Some patients may not be eligible for rhinoplasty. Patients who can’t have anaesthetic, patients whose bodies can’t heal themselves or are bleeders, and patients at risk of surgical complication may be recommended to avoid nasal surgeries.
What To Do Before Surgery
To achieve your perfect nose you’ll need to follow all of your surgeon’s advice, including
- Looking after your health and fitness before the procedure, to aid with recovery
- Let your surgeon know about any medication you’re taking and stop certain medications, including any natural or complementary medicine.
- Quit smoking if you haven’t already. Smoking increases your risk of complications from the surgery and during the recovery period.
Make sure you are prepared for your recovery period so that you can heal well. Make sure you have everything you need so that you can rest and recover at home. Discuss any concerns you might have with your surgeon in advance. The more prepared you are, the less anxious you will feel.