Rhinoplasty and Facial Changes

While rhinoplasty makes changes only to the nose, it’s impressive the amount of change the shape of the nose can have on the entire face. Often, a rhinoplasty procedure makes the nose smaller, more symmetrical and can fix bumps and unusual shapes through surgery. While the rest of the face remains unchanged, it is often perceived differently after surgery.

Facial Symmetry

The face is not symmetrical on any patient. Only dolls have perfectly symmetrical faces and understanding how the dimensions of the face can change from one side to the other helps explain why a face may appear unbalanced or crooked. Since facial symmetry is highly correlated to the way we perceive beauty, the face that has a crooked nose isn’t normally considered to be beautiful in the traditional sense.

Normally these faces are considered unusual or unconventional. By making the nose straight and no longer crooked, it evens out facial symmetry and this makes the face more attractive overall.

Child-Like Features

When researches compiled the most attractive woman in the world, they discovered that beauty is often found in childlike features. Large, round eyes and a small pert nose are cited as two of the most remarkable features along with a small chin and forehead. While it’s hard to change the shape of your forehead, rhinoplasty allows patients to achieve a smaller, more pert nose.

Rhinoplasty that reduces the size of the nose brings into better proportions with the rest of the face. Once a prominent nose is reduced, the beauty of the actual patient is able to be showcased.

Understanding how the rhinoplasty affects not just the nose but the entire face is critical for patients as otherwise they may find themselves surprised when they look into the mirror for the first time following surgery.