Modern rhinoplasty can be utilized to make a huge number of changes to the nose. While the surgery cannot work miracles, it can fix serious deformities, breathing problems, and aesthetic issues when performed by an expert surgeon.
Many people who wish to undergo rhinoplasty, however, are concerned about their nose looking unnatural and over-operated. This is an understandable fear, since many celebrities who decide to get nose reshaping surgery overdo it and end up with less than desirable results.
Fortunately, most rhinoplasty specialists today are focused on producing the most natural-looking results possible. So how can you help ensure your nose stays looking natural?
An Overall Consistent Look
The way to get a nose that looks as natural as possible is to have changes made so your nose still fits your face. Each face and nose are unique, and no one nose looks good on everyone. In earlier days of rhinoplasty, many surgeons gave patients “cookie cutter” noses–noses that were technically aesthetically pleasing, but fit very few faces, resulting in an over-operated look. If you want a natural appearance, do not request the nose of a celebrity. Instead, work with your surgeon to come up with a plan to suit your features. Consistency and facial harmony will always provide the best results.
The nose is a dominant facial feature and, as such, it greatly affects the balance of the entire face. If the surgeon focuses on facial balance, then the nose has a far greater chance of appearing natural after rhinoplasty. Sometimes patients elect for other surgeries, such as chin refinement at the same time as rhinoplasty, to help balance out the face with the new nose.
There are many, many rhinoplasty techniques that can be employed to improve the look and functionality of the nose, and a specialist should be able to combine and optimize any number of these techniques to produce a result the patient will be pleased with. In the past, rhinoplasty was more limited, and little care was taken toward customization, but today’s patients push surgeons to create more unique and individual results.
Subtle & Strong Results
One of the keys to a natural-looking nose following rhinoplasty is subtle changes that make a big difference. Taking too much off the nose or other dramatic changes can easily be a dead giveaway for plastic surgery and give you the over-operated look. Another important factor is a strong structure. The surgeon should always ensure sufficient structural support so the nose will not eventually collapse, develop breathing problems, or change significantly as it ages.
Knowing What You Want
While you don’t have to know exactly what you want from surgery, you should know the basics of what you want to accomplish with rhinoplasty. For example, going into a consultation wishing to reduce a nasal hump is a good goal, while just saying you want your nose to look better is vague and may not give you results you are satisfied with. Most people do not have a problem pointing to specific areas they feel need work, so this starting point is easy to find. Knowing what you want helps you communicate better with your surgeon.
Getting a Preview
A good way to begin feeling at ease with the rhinoplasty procedure and your eventual results is to get a computer-generated preview image during your consultation. Most surgeons today use this technology as it is an excellent way for doctors and patients to communicate about the goals for surgery. Keep in mind that these previews are just that – previews – and the final result will not look exactly like the images. They are, however, a good starting point and can help put you at ease about how natural your nose can look after rhinoplasty.
A Skilled Surgeon
The best way to help ensure a successful rhinoplasty surgery and result is to choose your surgeon carefully and follow all pre- and post-op instructions, no matter how irritating and insignificant they may seem. It is much easier to get a good result from a single surgery, and you don’t want to be faced with a second, more difficult operation (along with a separate bill) that has a lower chance of looking natural. Take your time and do your research before selecting a surgeon! A skilled surgeon is the most important factor in any rhinoplasty.
If you’re looking for a surgeon you can trust in the Toronto area, and then look no further than Dr. Robert A. Mounsey of Revesse. Dr. Mounsey is a highly skilled and artistic rhinoplasty specialist who has experience customizing nasal surgery for a wide range of patients. Dr. Mounsey can help you get the natural results you desire. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call Revesse at 416.438.2499 today.