Roman, flat, Greek, columbine, upturned. The subtle shapes of our nose determine our facial appearance and, with so much to choose from and more graceful shapes than others, it is not surprising that these interventions are also our daily bread in the world of celebrities. Certain cases attract attention, such as the nasal changes of Elsa Pataky, Angelina Jolie, Blake Lively, or Kylie Jenner. But not only have they undergone this procedure. Ryan Gosling, Zac Efron, or Patrick Dempsey has undergone radical changes.
Rhinoplasty is definitely one of the fashionable plastic operations. In Spain, it is, in fact, the fourth most in-demand today after breast augmentation, liposuction, and blepharoplasty. According to data from the Spanish Society for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (SECPRE), one in 10,000 Spaniards undergo surgery each year to convert their nasal appendix into the desired nose.
What can be changed in a nose?
Rhinoplasty seeks to modify three key aspects: symmetry, shape, and size. Small flaws can modify the equality between the two sides of our nose and as many scientific studies suggest, such as that of the academic David I. Perrett and his team at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, “facial symmetry can act as a marker of genetic quality and is preferred during mate selection in various species, including humans. “It is not surprising, therefore, that undergoing this procedure to, for example, straighten a crooked nose increases our attractiveness in the eyes of our potential partners.
What do you need to know about the form?
It is important to know that the quality and experience of our surgeon play a fundamental role in the final result. Operations that have this objective can change the shape of the tip or the bridge, increase or decrease the width of our nostrils, align them with the lip, etc. Finally, noses or noses can consider changing the size, which a priori seems very complicated, but in the hands of experts, they are relatively simple operations, since removing or adding small portions of tissue achieve remarkable results.
New techniques that shorten the postoperative period
Patients undergoing changes to their nasal appendage can go weeks with bruises and casts, and even months without breathing properly. The advantages of minimally invasive rhinoplasties are less postoperative inflammation, a shorter recovery period, and the absence of external incisions.