A bump seen in the profile view is one of the most common concerns we see in patients seeking Rhinoplasty. Many wonder about or ask whether they can achieve a perfectly straight-line profile after surgery? You may have seen Rhinoplasty results such as these or those that go one step further and scoop out the nasal bridge.
The fact is that even beautiful unoperated noses are NEVER perfectly straight in profile. You could even say that nature hates a straight line since all of our features are made up of gentle curves and geometric shapes. Our eyes are drawn to straight lines. We recognize them and pick them out easily. So, a scooped out or even straight nasal profile is usually a dead giveaway that someone has had Rhinoplasty surgery. Not only is it unnatural, a ski-slope profile overly softens the nasal appearance, making it appear ‘washed out’ and child-like.
A naturally appealing profile has a very slight fullness or ‘strength’ in the area of the bridge and just a hint of a depression or ‘break’ just above the tip. This is the post-operative profile we often recommend and strive for in our practice, though we will work with you during your consultation to see what is optimal for you. So, if you want a great-looking and inconspicuous Rhinoplasty result, ask us about going ‘natural’.
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