How to decide if the nose fits your face?

21 May 2015 - KBB

How to decide if the nose fits your face?

Before determining the design of the nose, the type of your face also is  taken into consideration as well as facial symmetry and proportions. The type of your face may vary according to your face shape, your age, your gender, your ethnicity or even your personality.

Even though your nose design is a decision which is made by you and your surgeon special for you, there are some aesthetic judgements accepted in society.

Face shape is directly linked to one of the universally recognized beauty characteristics “the symmetry”. Round, square, oval, triangular, rectangular etc. Whatever the shape of your face, it should be designed as if you divide the front horizontally  into three equal parts 1/3,  vertically 5 equal parts 1/5 and if the profile is divided into 3 equal parts coincide with the portion of 1/3.  This ratio must be divided equally both vertically and horizontally and divided equally to other sections. So the nose area should not be wider than the eye area. When you consider this calculation, you may reach a conclusion as a small and slim nose on a round face causes deterioration and does not constitute an aesthetic appearance. The nose as a focus point has a very significant impact on the symmetrical structure of the face. The new nose must be very compatible with the general shape of the face in order not to lose the characteristic features of the person.

The relation between nose shape with the face sets as a whole with the bone structure. For example, the vertical changes may cause the face looks longer or shorter. If the central part of the nose is long it leads to the face also look longer.

The importance of the nose shape when reshaping facial profile

Not only from the front side, side profile also must adapt in the face. When shaping the nose, there are some basic rates and angles which affect the profile image such as nose-forehead angle, nose-lip angle, nose- chin angle, chin-neck angle, nose-ear size ratio,forehead-nose-chin ratios. These ratios and angles must be balanced with each other. For example, if a nose looks big from profile view, the forehead and chin angle must be carefully taken into consideration in order to achieve the symmetry and desired aesthetic look.

A substantial amount of people does not have facial symmetry and ideal facial ratios. For example,  for patients who have a bad upper face, middle face and lower face ratios, these proportionate disorders must be considered when planning their surgeries.  In cases where the lower face is too long, the nose need to be shortened carefully in order to keep the balance. Similarly, if forehead, nose and chin alignment is corrupted some additional operations to rhinoplasty might be required, such as forehead injections or aesthetic jaw surgeries.

Determination of the nasolabial angle between nose and forehead varies in women and men. For example, when nasofrontal (nose-forehead) angle is 115-130, nasolabial (nose-lip) angle is 90-120. This ratio is wider among women than men.

In conclusion before rhinoplasty, all of these ratios are calculated and then a nose is designed which fits to face the most. Patients can also be informed with designing 3D nose images.

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