This is the question patients frequently ask Dr. Gharooni. In answer to this question several parameters must be discussed:
- Skin type
- Level of current nasal deformities
- patient’s expectations of rhinoplasty
- Other facial components’ framework e. g. eyes, cheeks, chin, …
At the outset the applicant’s expectations and purpose of the surgery should be discussed. Unreasonable expectations result in dissatisfaction with the surgery outcome.
Rhinoplasty enhances the appearance of your nose. The other facial components, though, won’t change. Your eyes, lips and mouth remain as they were. Indeed, cheeks seems more prominent in spite of the fact that your cheeks don’t enlarge. It is due to your nose reduction.
It is not feasible to be the most beautiful one in your family, in the university or among relatives after a rhinoplasty. Therefore sensible expectations must be hold. You’ll be satisfied with your surgery outcome, provided you have a good grasp of your wishes and reasonable expectations. Otherwise you’d better give it up.
The skin type of the nose is another important point. The thick-skinned are going to have a more elegant nose after rhinoplasty. However, the alteration is less the thin-skinned.
Rhinoplasty is aimed at giving a better appearance and improving nasal breathing. So your nose will have more pleasing appearance following rhinoplasty and you look like very more attractive. Then if you’re looking for the best and the most perfect nose after rhinoplasty it is not viable.
Beauty is a relative concept. Hence your appearance improves compared to the past. But there’s no absolute beauty. Another crucial point is the fact that human face is not perfectly symmetric. Holding an inquiry, you’ll conclude the one eye is bigger or upper that the other and… thus you should lower your expectation of a perfectly symmetric nose after rhinoplasty. However it is not conspicuous, if the patient spends hours in front of the mirror, taking hundreds photos of the nose from many different angles, focusing on them; he/she will surely find trivial asymmetries.