The nose is a crucial feature of the face that plays a significant role in facial symmetry. Its size, shape, width, and protrusion will affect whether it remains proportional to other facial features, which improves facial symmetry. As a result, many people seek out a rhinoplasty because more symmetrical faces are typically seen as more attractive to others.
Rhinoplasty could enhance symmetry by reducing the nose’s size and length, thus ensuring the chin and nose are similar in size. The procedure could also alter the nose’s tip and bridge for additional improvements to the appearance and proportions. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Somenek can consult with you if you are ready to learn more about how the surgery could improve your facial symmetry.
How Does Facial Symmetry Affect My Appearance?
Studies have shown that symmetrical faces are typically considered more attractive by most people. However, many factors play a role in facial symmetry, allowing for many facial features to develop without proper proportions. Essential aspects of facial symmetry include the position of the mouth, eyes, ears, and nose.
In addition to being more attractive, symmetrical faces can indicate good physical health, which may improve an individual’s romantic relationships. Ultimately, higher degrees of facial symmetry increase an individual’s attractiveness, translating to better opportunities and quality of life.
If the nose is not aligned with the chin from the side view, meaning it either protrudes too far or does not extend far enough, there are negative impacts on facial symmetry. Nasal surgery could correct this to improve the nose’s proportion and enhance symmetry.
How Could Rhinoplasty Surgery Enhance Symmetry
Various changes to the nose that enhance facial symmetry are possible with a rhinoplasty. First, the procedure could correct crooked and bumpy nose bridges that are significantly noticeable from the side. Further, wide nostrils may become narrower, while the correction of a deviated septum could improve breathing difficulties.
In addition, this procedure could reduce the tip of the nose if it is bulbous, droopy, or extends too far beyond the chin. However, the most notable change it could make is reducing the nose’s length to create a smaller, shorter feature for those with more prominent noses. By doing this, facial symmetry dramatically increases as the nose and chin, two vital focal points of the face, become proportional.
When the procedure is explicitly for restoring facial symmetry, Dr. Somenek considers the positions of the mouth and eyes in relation to the nose. Adjusting the nose to the other facial features successfully establishes better facial symmetry.
Rhinoplasty Could Significantly Improve Your Facial Symmetry
Though many people undergo rhinoplasty procedures to alter their nose’s appearance, an additional benefit is how it affects the symmetrical elements of the face. Since more symmetrical faces are typically considered more attractive, changing the nose to balance facial proportions could have a noticeable social benefit.
Possible improvements include changes to the nostrils, bridge, tip, and position of the nose. Though recovery may take a few weeks before returning to activities and for swelling to subside, the results are worth it. Contact us to learn more about how rhinoplasty surgery could improve your facial symmetry, appearance, and self-confidence.