The age of the selfie and the rapid increase in social media has brought a new level of scrutiny to your appearance. Whether you realize it or not, you likely take extra special care with how you present yourself to other people. You might even have a “good side” that you tend to favor. That can be difficult to achieve if you are unhappy with how your nose looks. As the focal point of your face, your nose can have positive and negative contributions to your overall appearance. If your nose is causing you to have a “good side” and a “bad side”, rhinoplasty from Dr. Haitham Masri could help improve your appearance from all angles.
Your Facial Symmetry
You may think that your face looks exactly the same on either side, but in reality, nearly everyone has some sort of facial asymmetry. When you look at a picture of yourself and flip it backwards, you’ll notice a difference in how you look. The same is true if you look at pictures of yourself from each side. Facial asymmetry usually results from genetics, but it can be exacerbated or heightened by one of your facial features.
Your Facial Profile
A profile is a view of the side of your face. Of all your facial features, your nose and chin are the most important in creating your facial profile. They project the most from your face and give it character. To have a clean profile, your nose and chin need to be balanced in size and proportional to each other. They should also create smooth lines from the side.
How Your Nose Alters Your Facial Symmetry and Profile
Your nose can have different characteristics based on your heritage or your lifestyle. For example, if you are an athlete, you might have a crooked or dented nose from injuries. As another example, people with Middle Eastern heritage often have raised nasal bridges, giving them a hooked nose. Characteristics like these help define the way your nose affects your facial symmetry and profile. They can be as minimal as a small dent or bump on the side of your nose or as significant as a twisted septum. When your nose throws off your symmetry, your entire appearance can be affected.
How Rhinoplasty Can Improve Your Appearance
Achieving proper facial symmetry is all about balance and proportion; if there is something about your nose that causes it to stick out, that throws off your symmetry. Once that feature is identified, a rhinoplasty surgeon can improve it. Rhinoplasty surgery changes the way your nose looks by changing the soft tissue and cartilage which make up your nose.
There are different techniques and approaches that a rhinoplasty surgeon can used based on your individual needs. If your septum or nasal bridge is too high, too low, crooked, or dented, the surgeon can straighten and smooth it out. If your nasal tip is too bulbous, droopy, or lifted, the surgeon can refine it so the tip is an appropriate shape and size. Dents can be filled in and bumps can be smoothed out.
Each person’s nose is different and will affect each person’s appearance differently. Rhinoplasty surgery can be tailored to the individual patient so their nose will be proportional and balanced within their face. When your nose is improved, your symmetry, profile, and overall appearance will also be improved.
Why Dr. Masri Should Be Your Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Dr. Haitham Masri has been a rhinoplasty surgeon for almost 30 years and was the first surgeon in Michigan to become board-certified in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Masri is also board-certified in otolaryngology and sleep medicine, which made him the first plastic surgeon in the country to be certified in all three specialties. For each rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Masri considers the patient’s entire face from all angles. His meticulous approach to creating facial balance creates outstanding results that are unique to the patient.
Dr. Masri has two practices in Michigan, one in Dearborn and one in Birmingham. Each location has a highly professional staff dedicated to providing a comfortable and relaxing experience for patients. Dr. Masri sees patients from all over and his years of experience have allowed him to treat thousands of patients.
If your nose is throwing off your facial symmetry and makes you feel like you have a “bad side”, contact Dr. Masri by calling (866) 487-3223 for a rhinoplasty patient consultation.