Though the paradoxical age-old saying presents people with an interesting yet somewhat conflicting idea, some might suggest that less actually is more when applied to the medical art of rhinoplasty, more attractive, that is.
Facial plastic surgeons of different eras sought primarily to create one, socially accepted nose, but modern plastic surgeons are more concerned with customizing treatment plans to suit each patient’s needs.
By altering the nose in ways less extreme than the 1970s “ski jump” or the upturned, under-projected noses of the ‘80s and ‘90s, the new era of rhinoplasty seeks to maintain some identifying characteristics.
Metropolitan areas around the country serve as the perfect breeding ground for ingenuity. The concentration of educated, cultured citizens presents competition amongst both the working and social classes.
Each recent generation has supported a counter-culture: in the 70s it was hippies, the 80s freely dispensed metal rockers, the 90s presented us with our first dose of grunge and American punk, while the millennium recycled through some of these old phases. It was not until recent years – perhaps the result of a cultural evolution – that people began to expand their ideals of beauty.
With a growing appreciation for the very differences that distinguish one person from the next, these city-born influences have spread to the suburbs and beyond. The concept is reflected in the life choices people make, how they dress, and even the modifications chosen during a facial plastic surgery. This is especially true of rhinoplasty patients.
The nose is a very telling part of the face. Through its size and shape, the feature can be telling of one’s ethnicity, whether or not a person may have suffered a facial injury, or if a person was born with a congenital irregularity. While patients may seek to improve their looks by undergoing cosmetic nose surgery, they may not wish to give up their full story through a total transformation.
Less is More in Application
Virginia rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Shervin Naderi caters to each patient’s wishes to the extent he is able, as there are times when a person’s anatomy prevents certain alterations. In keeping with his philosophy of patient care, the doctor can perform rhinoplasty conservatively, so more of the original tissues of the nose remain intact.
Often, patients seek to preserve their ethnicity throughout a plastic surgery. In such cases, Dr. Naderi may only slightly reduce a dorsal hump, create minimal alterations within the nasal tip, or minimally thin the overall structure. In some cases, a person may have a unique characteristic of the nose, such as a slight asymmetry or a divot in the skin they would prefer not to correct.
Minor changes during rhinoplasty can create significant changes. Think of the size of the nose in comparison to other body parts; it is quite small. Its size and central location of the face emphasize any changes made during a surgery. The removal or addition of tissue in the amount of millimeters can create significant changes.
Facial plastic surgeon Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS is familiar with the subtle nuances found in the varying architectures of the face. With a dual board certification and a specialty rhinoplasty practice, Dr. Naderi is skilled at altering the nose to suit a patient’s needs as well as their overall facial harmony.
Aside from ensuring an unsurpassed level of aesthetics, the doctor also caters to the functionality of the nose and breathing issues. Contact the doctor at one of his office locations toady: Herndon, Virginia – (703) 481-0002, or Chevy Chase,Maryland – (301) 222-2020.