The nose represents the focal point of the face and disproportions of the nose may introduce imbalance in facial harmonies. Modification of the nose thus has the potential for restoring balance and harmony to the entire face.
Rhinoplasty is the medical term for changing the shape of the nose and Functional Rhinoplasty is the term commonly applied for restoring or improving function to the nose.
When considering rhinoplasty, one must carefully consider and be able to articulate the exact concerns with the nose. For example, some clients may be able to articulate quite clearly that they are dissatisfied with a bump on the nose; the nose may not be straight; or the nose maybe too wide.
Many clients enquire about ethnic rhinoplasty. That is to say, they have a desire to avoid changes that would somehow obviate their ethnic character. I am careful to preserve ethnic features if this is the client’s desire. Some clients wish the opposite — that is to say, they want a nose that changes their ethnic appearance. In any case, the best nose is the one that fits an individuals face and achieves balance and harmony.
Consultation for a Rhinoplasty involves a full exam including a history of breathing problems, trauma to the nose, previous facial surgery etc. Detailed photography is obtained at the time of surgery which aids in planning.
I generally recommend at least two pre-operative consultations before scheduling surgery.
One should consider Rhinoplasty for the following reasons:
- Improving the function of the nose
- Correcting deformities resulting from previous trauma
- Improving the form of the nose
- Improving facial harmony
At the Reddy Aesthetic Institute, we use 3-D simulations to aid in the planning and discussion of rhinoplasty surgery. If you are considering surgery of the nose for improved appearance, schedule a consultation at the Reddy Aesthetic Institute.