One of the principal aims of cosmetic rhinoplasty is to improve the symmetry and appearance of the nose within the context of the face as a whole. Here are some commonly requested enhancements:
– hump removal
– tip narrowing
– shortening or lengthening
– widening or narrowing the bridge
– adjusting the symmetry of the nostrils
There are also a number of other connected cosmetic enhancements that patients typically do not see; that’s part of the surgeon’s job – to educate and inform – and all part of the consultation process.
For example, to achieve symmetry, it may be beneficial to change the position of the nasion (the point where the nose meets the forehead) – for example, to give the appearance of a longer nose – and this will change the appearance of the face more than, say, just narrowing the nasal tip slightly.
These changes may also be required to keep the nose in context, which is particularly important when it comes to ethnic rhinoplasty. This is a procedure in which Dr. Naderi is particularly skilled.
Although everyone has an ‘ethnicity’, and in a sense all rhinoplasties have to take that into account, the term ethnic rhinoplasty (and ethnic revision rhinoplasty) has come to represent specific attention to non-Caucasian groups, including African American, Asian, Middle Eastern and Hispanic patients.
What this means is that surgeons like Dr. Naderi, who is an acknowledged expert in this area, take pride in maintaining the ethnicity of the nose whilst also making it more attractive. This is important, as the result should look naturally beautiful, rather than contrived.
Non-Invasive Nose Jobs
For small adjustments to the nose, fillers can be used to increase the volume in key areas such as the bridge. These can even be applied as a form of revision rhinoplasty, where the primary rhinoplasty has failed, but given the temporary (albeit long-term) nature of using fillers, surgeons will prefer to use surgical methods.
However, for some patients, it can be a good way to provide a quick change, with limited downtime, to see the effect that minor surgery could have. Of course, for a more permanent result, either closed or open surgical methods are used to change the shape and structure of the nose forever.
Comparison of Open and Closed Rhinoplasty Surgeries
About 70% of all rhinoplasties carried out by Dr. Naderi use the closed (or endonasal) approach. The advantages for the patient are clear – fewer incisions means less numbness and a faster recovery – and a skilled surgeon will not need to use the open approach on every nose.
Although both approaches make incisions inside the nose, the open approach also introduces an externally visible incision at the base of the skin dividing the nostrils. The resulting scar should be nearly invisible when fully healed, but if it can be avoided it is clearly better for the patient.
There are cases, such as surgery involving re-shaping the nasal tip, when it is unavoidable, but it is not a decision that Dr. Naderi takes lightly.
What is Right for You?
Knowing what changes to make to your nose isn’t necessarily as straightforward as you might think. Simply looking in the mirror is one thing – it shows you how you look to yourself – but it cannot take into account any changes that a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Naderi might suggest.
This makes the first consultation even more important. Dr. Naderi will use computer imaging to show you how your nose could potentially look after various procedures have been carried out.
Coupled with his skills at balancing ethnic norms with traditional aesthetic guidelines, the end result will be a natural looking nose that fits well within the face whilst also bearing the trademarks of what is considered to be an attractive nose.
While it may be true (and the statistics back this up) that patients have an idea of what looks attractive on other people – Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Freida Pinto often topping the list – that may not be right for their face. It’s important to consider the whole face along with the ethnic background of the patient, as well as their individual wishes in order to produce a result that the surgeon can be proud of, and that the patient is completely comfortable with.
A new nose isn’t just about feeling attractive; it’s also about bringing a new confidence and, in some cases, assertiveness, which can be spoiled if the result just doesn’t fit. This is why patients choose to trust Dr. Naderi, the best of the best, with their cosmetic surgery.
To learn more about rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and plastic surgery, as well as non-invasive procedures such as fillers, please contact The Naderi Center at 703-481-0002 in Virginia or 301-222-2020 in Maryland for a consultation today. You may also view Dr. Naderi’s before and after rhinoplasty photos to see the impressive results he achieves for his patients.