Harmony and symmetry exist all over nature. In some ways, it’s simply a part of life. Humans have always been attracted to the idea of balance, both spiritually and aesthetically.
So it’s no surprise we also seek symmetry when it comes to our facial features. The nose, in particular, has a certain power in changing the entire face. Having a nose that seems out of balance can make people look and feel less attractive.
Rhinoplasty can be useful in getting the nose back in harmony with the rest of the face. As one of Washington’s top rhinoplasty surgeons, Dr. Mesbahi is skilled at helping people craft a nose that fits beautifully with their features and makes them feel more attractive than ever.
A Natural Fit: How Rhinoplasty Rejuvenates Appearances
It’s funny how much the little things can matter. When it comes to the face, even a small shift is enough to produce a radical change. The nose, in some ways, exemplifies this the most—and rhinoplasty results often show how much a change can affect everything else.
How the Nose Affects the Appearance
Barbra Streisand is a multi-talented performer and artist. She’s also a woman who’s made headlines for her refusal to change the shape of her nose—which goes to show just how distinctive one simple feature can be.
The shape of the nose affects how your facial profile looks. Having a nose that is too long may make your profile asymmetrical, even if other features are otherwise in balance. It can create a “beaky” or protruding effect that often looks unattractive.
The tip of the nose is also instrumental in how it fits in with the face. Sometimes, the tip can grow crooked or bulbous, throwing it off balance with the rest of your facial features.
Nose Job 101: How Rhinoplasty Works
This surgery is designed to change the shape or size of the nose. Rhinoplasty can also be used to treat defects in the nasal structures that affect breathing, like a deviated septum.
Dr. Mesbahi uses the Vectra 3D imaging system to get the best look at the patient’s nasal features. The system creates 3D renderings of the nose, allowing Dr. Mesbahi to better pinpoint problem areas and visually show what rhinoplasty can do to help.
Dr. Mesbahi offers both open and closed rhinoplasty:
Open rhinoplasty refers to the use of incisions across the columella, or the thin strip of tissue right between the nostrils. This method allows for better visualization of the nasal structures but may lead to a longer surgical time and healing.
Closed rhinoplasty uses incisions made along the inside of the nostrils instead. This method usually results in no visible scarring.
Dr. Mesbahi will cover the surgical sites with bandages and place a splint over the nose to support its new shape. There will be swelling and some pain, especially right after surgery, but most discomfort should resolve within one week.
Most patients may go back to work at this point, but the nose will continue to heal and change for about a year after surgery. Results are meant to be long lasting.
Rhinoplasty and Facial Contours
By using rhinoplasty to correct defects, patients are left with a nose that fits in better with the rest of their features.
- Reduce large nostrils
- Correct an upturned nose (“pig nose”)
- Remove bumps or humps
- Correct a nose tip that is bulbous, crooked, or hooked
- Smooth over depressions on the bridge of the nose
- Correct asymmetry along the nose
Dr. Mesbahi is known for his expertise in using rhinoplasty to improve harmony and get the most natural results possible. That talent has given him membership into the exclusive Rhinoplasty Society in the DC area.