The nose is such a prominent facial feature. It's also problematic because of its prominence. An issue with the shape or size of the nose can result in a poor appearance as well as problems with self-confidence. Such is the case with dorsal bumps. These humps on the bridge of the nose can be a major cause of self-consciousness. In fact, just a small bump can throw off the symmetry and proportions of your face. This can impact self-esteem for many years.
Once you have made your decision to undergo a rhinoplasty cosmetic surgical procedure with Dr. Griffin, you are no doubt already excitedly looking forward to what your new nose will look like. You may even be thinking that you will get to see that reshaped nose almost immediately after surgery.
What qualities make people determine which features they find more attractive than others? This question certainly is subjective, as everybody has their own idea of what they consider attractive. Some people may prefer large lips, while others may prefer round eyes. However, there may be a scientific way to determine which types of features are more likely to be considered attractive.
The nose is perhaps the most important facial feature, in terms of facial symmetry. This is because it is a noticeable feature and, ideally, should sit right in the center of the face, both horizontally and vertically. There have been numerous studies looking at perceptions of facial beauty. The general consensus is that humans perceive faces that are as close as possible to being perfectly symmetrical as more attractive than those that are not as symmetrical. Of course, the size and shape of the nose play a large role in how symmetrical the overall facial features may be.
Rhinoplasty (nose job) is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in America. Adjusting the various structures of the nose can have a dramatic impact on facial symmetry and overall appearance.
Many patients who would like to undergo rhinoplasty experience issues with the bridge of their nose. Below is some information on how rhinoplasty can address the needs of these patients.
Cosmetic Issues Caused by the Nasal Bridge
There are many issues that can affect the appearance of the bridge of the nose. They include:
Individuals over the age of 45 don’t have to look and feel old. In fact, the mid to late 40s and beyond can be rewarding years as long as the patient is healthy and does not suffer from any major illnesses. The physical signs of aging can be treated with various plastic surgery procedures, helping men and women age gracefully as they prepare for their senior years.
Aging is inevitable, and signs often start to develop earlier than you would think. According to research, many areas of our body (including the skin) begin a downward spiral around the time we hit our mid-20s. As a leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Griffin understands the aging process and offers a range of cosmetic surgery procedures and non-surgical treatments to address cosmetic concerns at any stage of life.
In Dr. Griffin’s experience, the following procedures are the most popular with patients ages 35 to 50:
A facelift procedure can rejuvenate the appearance of the face, producing a more youthful and refreshed look. In today’s youth-oriented culture, a procedure such as a facelift may help active older patients look as young as they feel.
Many patients experience bruising around the nose and under the eyes after undergoing rhinoplasty. This is usually accompanied by swelling and some pain, all of which indicate a healthy healing process; still, bruising can be uncomfortable and inconvenient for those who have received this surgery.
Non-surgical cheek augmentation can help to dramatically change the contours of the face, without any surgery. This is good news for men and women who want to avoid surgery but would like to either increase fullness, fill out sagging skin, or simply believe that their face would be improved with higher or more pronounced cheekbones. Instead of making an incision and inserting an implant, the doctor simply injects a dermal filler into the skin, which actually then becomes part of your tissue, plumping the appearance of the face for up to a year.