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The size and shape of your nose can say a lot about your facial appearance. Next to the eyes, your nose is seen as one of the main focal points of the face that many people notice right away. When your nose is symmetrical and well balanced, this creates facial harmony. However, when the nose is too long or misshapen in relation to the rest of your facial features, this can cause your face to appear slanted and unbalanced. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, can create a more proportionate nose by changing its size and shape to help you achieve your aesthetic goal.

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Know Your Nose

Facial balance is key for creating an attractive and youthful appearance. Because of this, a poorly sized nose or an asymmetrical snout can distract and overpower the rest of your beauty. Other imperfections such as humps or a drooping nasal tip can cause patients to feel self-conscious about the way they look. When looking into rhinoplasty, it is important that you discuss and properly plan your procedure with your surgeon so they can determine the best technique that will provide you with a more balanced facial structure. A few things to consider:

  • Do I need to reduce or increase the size of my nose?
  • Which rhinoplasty technique will best suit my facial structure?
  • How much adjustment does my nose need?
  • Do my nostrils need to be widened or narrowed?

What Can Rhinoplasty Treat?

If you are feeling self-conscious about your nose, know that you are not alone. Many men and women unhappy with the proportions of their nose have turned to plastic surgery for help to correct one or more of the following issues.


Natural Insecurities

One of the most common reasons many people consider rhinoplasty is to correct their natural nasal structure. Typically, patients want to change their unusually long, large, or asymmetrical nose because it can make them feel unattractive. The size and shape of your nose can also play a primary role in obstructing your overall facial symmetry. Rhinoplasty can correct these issues to restore facial harmony to the face.

Nose Injury

Facial injuries caused by a car accident or participating in rough, physical activities can have a significant impact on our facial aesthetics. Damage to the nose can result in a crooked or a prominent nasal hump that may leave many people feeling embarrassed about their appearance. Rhinoplasty can restore the nose to its natural shape by smoothing out depressions or bumps along the nasal bridge.

Deviated Septum

While most people seek out rhinoplasty for aesthetic purposes, others may consider this procedure to correct functional issues like a deviated septum. This condition can develop naturally or result from a previous accident. When the cartilage that separates the nasal passages is crooked, it can have a significant impact on your ability to breathe. Many people with a deviated septum may also experience shortness of breath or snoring issues. Rhinoplasty can address this problem by straightening out the nasal septum to improve airflow through your nose.

If you are interested in rhinoplasty and would like to learn more about this procedure, please call Dr. Clark’s office at (916) 925-3912 or schedule a consultation with us online today!