If you’re not happy with your nose, then chances are good that you know what kind of nose you do like. Many people decide to pursue rhinoplasty because they see a flaw in their own nose that they don’t see in other people–especially celebrities.
While it can be useful to look at celebrity photos when you’re thinking about rhinoplasty, comparing your own nose to a celebrity nose can be a mistake. A nose job won’t make you look like your favorite star, and trying to recreate their nose on your own face is a recipe for disaster. Let’s take a look at why.
A Celebrity Nose Won’t Look the Same on You
Everyone knows this in theory, but it bears repeating: a surgeon could perfectly replicate a celebrity nose for a patient and it wouldn’t look the same at all. Instead of choosing a template or a “cookie
Besides the fact that it won’t look the same, it’s actually impossible for a surgeon to create an exact replica of someone else’s nose. It will always be just a little bit different. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that many celebrities got their perfect noses with a little help from a skilled surgeon! A nose is designed to suit the patient’s face–not to copy someone else’s.
Every Face is Unique
It might sound cheesy to say that every patient is uniquely beautiful, but it’s the truth. Every face is a unique blend and balance of facial features. It is possible to enhance the nose while still retaining those unique features.
Today’s rhinoplasty procedures are all about customization. A plastic surgeon takes the patient’s facial features into consideration to ensure that the new nose works in harmony with the eyes, lips, cheeks, chin, and ears. Facial balance and proportion are just as important for facial aesthetics as the features themselves.
A New Nose Affects the Whole Face
Because facial balance is so key, a new nose won’t just make the nose look different. The whole face will look different. When you look through before and after photos, take note of how a rhinoplasty changes each patient’s face. The rhinoplasty result often enhances other facial features, such as making someone’s eyes look more beautiful. Sometimes, the difference can be dramatic, even if only small changes were made to the nose itself.
Patients should be prepared for a surprise once they take off the splint! It may take some time to get used to, but most patients are thrilled at how their new nose affects their appearance in the long run.
Use a Celebrity Nose for Reference, Not Imitation
The good news about your favorite celebrity nose? It can be a great source of inspiration and serve as a reference for your surgeon. During the planning phase, your surgeon will discuss your goals with you before creating a custom treatment plan.
Your reference photos can help you and your surgeon get on the same page and help you set your expectations. A skilled surgeon will explain what is and isn’t possible and make recommendations based on their vision for your nose. Most surgeons also use computer imaging software to help patients visualize the results.
Enhance Your Features
A “cookie cutter” rhinoplasty almost always ends up disappointing patients. Before you move forward with this procedure, make sure you’re clear on your goals. You should only choose rhinoplasty for yourself–not to look like someone different, but to enhance your natural features. Choosing to work with a skilled facial plastic surgeon who is focused on creating custom, natural-looking results will help you avoid disappointment and an artificial look.
Dr. Anurag Agarwal and Dr. William Ross are renowned plastic surgeons for finesse rhinoplasty techniques at the