Too many times we find celebrities being thrown under the spotlight because they underwent nose reconstruction surgery, more popularly known as rhinoplasty.

But the interest goes beyond Hollywood as individuals flock to clinics in search of what they deem to be a “perfect nose”.  But what really makes a nose perfect? What characteristics should be followed for it to be regarded as symmetrical or appropriate in relation to persons’ other facial features?

An essential factor that should be considered when ensuring that a nose looks good after rhinoplasty surgery is the patient’s ethnic background and how the nose looks at present.

The first condition means that when you are pining for a certain nasal aesthetic improvement, you should consider your roots. Do not deviate from what a typical nose would look like based on your ethnicity.

Also, it is essential that you consider how your nose looks before the surgery. You don’t have to go so far as to change it especially if only minor corrections are needed. You just have to be realistic and less aggressive with the outcome, because in most cases this could simply be just the tweaking that you need.

But what is interesting is that the ideas of what a beautiful nose looks like have also changed over the years. For instance, a prominent and a very straight nose was what they refer to as a “Greek nose”. For hundreds of years this was how a good nose should look like for both men and women. Meanwhile, earlier rhinoplasty surgeries were done to make the nose larger because a smaller one was often regarded as in indicator of congenital syphilis.

Another factor that would make a nose look beautiful on a person is symmetry. This is essential either in nature or engineering. But sometimes beauty calls for some minor flaws which can actually create a significant difference to a person’s face.

Although perfection may never be achieved in reality, something that is close to it is not impossible. That is why man even came up with a formula that would determine a “perfect nose”.  It should be that the distance from the infraorbital rim to the base of the nose should be equal to the width of the nasal base (the distance from outside of each nostril), and half the distance of the middle third of the face (from the brow to the nasal base).

The formula mentioned above will serve as a guideline, and it doesn’t mean that your nose is a disaster if it falls a few millimeters off.

Today, rhinoplasty surgery remains to be among the most requested cosmetic procedure in most countries and this can be attributed to the improvement in techniques and advancements.

To improve bumps or nose tips that are too bulbous or wide, injectable fillers can be used to smooth out minor flaws. But in most cases rhinoplasty surgery always served as a better option, especially when you want long term results.

But on your search to find what type of nose would look good on you, it is important that you have a good surgeon to guide you as well as fulfilling the job.

Whether you have minor or significant nasal irregularities rhinoplasty will often be the best option. It can either be an open or closed procedure in order to modify the structures better.

So what makes a good nose?

That would be one that is symmetrical and appropriate to your face with close consideration to other facial features.

Seek Professional Advice

While it is great to have better knowledge and understanding about rhinoplasty procedure, no amount of research is substantial than getting a professional advice from your doctor. A consultation with your doctor will allow for a proper assessment of your condition. This is also a great opportunity for you to raise some concerns, hesitations and your expectations in getting a cosmetic surgery. Plus, your doctor will be able to explain to you how best you can achieve the eyelid surgery results that you are longing for.

To contact Dr Andrew Kim, please send your concern here: frontdesk@advancecosmetic.com or call (02)9280 3632 – SYDNEY; 1300 155 110 – MELBOURNE