It might sound a little counter-intuitive, but most people who want a nose job actually like their noses. That’s true with plastic surgery across the board. People like most everything. They just want to tweak one or two things. So when most people talk about getting a nose job, they aren’t actually looking to change the entire nose.
Instead, they just want to change something about the nose. And there are plenty of targets. Many patients who consult for rhinoplasty procedures point to at least one of the following:
- The bridge of the nose (either it’s too thin or too thick)
- A lump on the bridge of the nose
- A drooping tip (especially when one smiles)
- A tip that is too far upturned
- Nostrils that flare too widely
When Should You Consider Rhinoplasty?
This does not preclude the possibility, of course, that some patients will indeed want to change several features of the nose. However, that’s not the most common case. More commonly, patients want to address only one of these features.
Typically, patients will seek out rhinoplasty when they feel as though their noses are drawing attention away from their other features. Remember that the face is all about proportions—the cheeks in proportion to the lips in proportion to the eyes, and so on. But the nose has the potential to throw those proportions off.
And so when those proportions are thrown into doubt, it can feel like people are staring at your nose. If that’s the case, then it might be time to consider getting a nose job.
People also consider getting rhinoplasty when:
- They suffer a broken nose or other nose trauma
- They can finally afford an aesthetic rhinoplasty procedure
- They suffer bullying or other mental trauma due to the nose
- They make a decision to change the nose
- They finally see what a nose job can actually change
If you want to know what a nose job might be able to change when it comes to your own nasal area, there’s plenty more information out there on what rhinoplasty can alter. It never hurts to do some more research!