As social media becomes even more prevalent in our culture, people are becoming more aware of how they appear in photographs. Most people have to take multiple pictures of themselves before they find one that they deem satisfactory enough for the internet. A lot of these pictures are taken from one side of the person’s face more often than the other side because the person thinks they only have one “good side.”
As one of the most distinctive features on your face, your nose contributes a lot to how your face looks from the side. This is especially true if your nose has bumps, defects, or is disproportionate to the rest of your face. Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, involves reshaping your nose so that it blends in better with your face and makes it look good from all sides.
Your Facial Profile
It sounds a little odd to think that you could have a “good side” and “bad side” to your face, but it is entirely possible. A person’s face can look slightly different from one side to the next, especially when you’re viewing the face completely from the side, also known as a profile view. Your profile has a big influence on the aesthetic appearance for each side of your face and contributes to how your face looks as a whole.
Your profile’s appearance is primarily dictated by your nose and chin, which are the most prominent facial features. To have a harmonious face, the nose and chin should be proportional to one another with smooth lines. If your nose is a little larger or smaller, or it has bumps or dents, the overall look of your profile and the overall balance of your face is thrown off.
How Rhinoplasty Helps
Rhinoplasty can improve the look of your nose by shaping it so that it is smoother and proportional to the rest of your face. For example, if you have a nasal bridge that is hooked or especially high, causing the nose to really stick out, a rhinoplasty surgeon can lower your nasal bridge by removing excess cartilage. If you have a low nasal bridge that causes your nose to blend in with your face, a rhinoplasty surgeon can use implants to raise your nasal bridge higher. If you have broken your nose before and have been left you with a crooked bridge or defects in the nose, a rhinoplasty surgeon can fill in and smooth out the lines.
Getting Rhinoplasty Surgery
As you can see, there are many different ways that rhinoplasty can improve your nose. Every patient’s nose is different and every face is different, so what works for one patient may not work for another. That’s why it’s really important to have a rhinoplasty specialist assess your face and your nose to determine the best way of giving you the best results.
Dr. Paul Nassif has been practicing rhinoplasty for over 20 years and is widely considered one of the best rhinoplasty specialists in the country. He has helped thousands of patients get the best look for their nose and face. To schedule an initial patient consultation with Dr. Nassif, call (310) 275-2467 or send an email through our Contact page. Make an appointment today so your “good side” can become your every side!