Nose; In addition to its olfactory function, it is an organ that gives shape and attractiveness to the face. For this reason, the aim in rhinoplasty is to provide an aesthetic nose configuration that is compatible with other organs on the face. Nasal aesthetics can be performed for both compulsory reasons such as fractures and congenital structural defects. At this point, instead of a uniform nose model, a nose that is compatible with the structural features of the person should be created.
Determining the Most Appropriate Nose Shape for the Face Type
No matter what reason the nose surgery is performed, it should be in a form suitable for the face type of the person. Everyone's structural characteristics are different and therefore the changes to be applied during the aesthetic operation may not be applicable to everyone. The existing nose size and shape are effective in determining the changes to be made. In addition to this, skin structure, cartilage condition and many other factors are also taken into consideration. Other angles and proportions on the face other than the nose are effective in structuring the nose suitable for the face type. Other factors taken into account are as follows:
- Nose length
- Angle difference between forehead and nose
- Nose tip height and structure
- Angle between nose and lip
- Nostril structural features
- Nose floor width
The main thing in choosing a nose suitable for the face; the nose to be created should coordinate with the chin and cheeks, so that it looks compatible with the general facial features. At the same time, proper functioning of the nose functions should be considered along with the aesthetic appearance. Thanks to today's modern technologies, the sample nose structure that the person will have before the rhinoplasty surgery can be modeled through 3D software. This is an important step to see how the nose designed before the surgery will fit with the face.
Which Nose Shape Goes to Which Face Type?
In rhinoplasty, it is necessary to consider the characteristic features of the person in order to choose the appropriate nose shape for the face type. The existing nose shape, size, and other details on the face are considered as a whole, thus providing the closest natural nose configuration. Another issue that is taken into consideration during aesthetics is the gender factor, because there are some differences in the structure of the nose in men and women.
When the face is viewed from the opposite side, the width of the forehead, protrusion of the cheekbones, the width of the face on the line passing through the cheekbones, the shape of the lower jaw, the size of the lower jaw tip and many other factors are effective in determining the nose type.
In addition, side profile defects and the structure of the cheeks are among the determining factors. The most common face types in general are as follows:
Oval Face Type
In this face type, the jaw line is round and the angles at the corners of the jaw are not too much. The upper part of the face is much more prominent than the lower part, and the widest part of the face passes over the cheekbones in the horizontal plane. In the round face type, which adds a feminine air to the face, the nose lines should be arranged according to the chin. For this reason, round and smooth nose configurations are recommended, while sharp lines are not suitable for this face type.
Round Face Type
In the round face type whose width and length are almost equal to each other, the jaw line is round and soft. The upper and lower parts of the face are also almost equal, so the round face should have curved and smooth nasal lines. On the other hand, if the chin tip height is too low, oil injection can be applied to the chin tip to achieve harmony between the general contours of the face. In addition, it can be preferred to highlight the cheekbones and make the face look a little more oval. Thus, the nose created after rhinoplasty makes the face much more aesthetic.
Square Face Type
The square face type, whose width and length are equal or close to each other, is similar to the round face type, but unlike the square face, the transitions between the chin tip and the corners are sharper. The distance between the two sides of the chin is equal to the distance between the cheekbones and the forehead. The lines on this type of face are straight and angled, so the new nose to be created can be expected to be straight and sharply angled. Since the length of the face is the same as its width, the nose should also be kept short. In order to maximize the harmony between the nose and face, additional procedures such as highlighting the cheekbones with fat injection, filing the chin corners and lengthening the chin tip may be recommended.
Baklava Face Type
In the baklava type, also known as the diamond, the widest part of the face is the part that passes through the cheekbones. The chin tip is quite prominent and the forehead and chin corners are narrowly angled. It has a curved forehead, prominent jawline and wide-angle transitions. The lozenge type, which is one of the most proportional faces horizontally and vertically, is suitable for the nose configuration with a prominent tip. It is important that the nose back is designed straight and harmonizes with the prominent cheekbones on the face. In addition, it is recommended that the angle between the nose and the lip should not be too raised and that there should be angled transitions in the nose sections.
Heart Face Type
In this face type, the widest angle on the face passes through the cheekbones and narrowing towards the chin is observed. It is not recommended to make a very small nose in the heart face type where the chin tip is small and narrow. Instead, an ideally sized nose that will make the middle part of the face prominent should be created, so that the face can gain a more balanced and aesthetic appearance.
Rectangle Face Type
In the rectangular face type, the distance between the cheekbones and the chin corners is equal to each other, but unlike the square form, the width of the face is shorter than the length. The rectangular face, which has a noticeable angulation in the jaw line, has a hard-line appearance. For this reason, the nose to be formed on such faces should be parallel to the height of the face and should not be too short. Otherwise, the formed nose does not look natural and does not harmonize with the other features of the face. Since the whole face is angular in general, the angles of the nose can also be sharp.
Which Face Type Is Inkwell Nose Suitable For?
Inkwell nose, which is one of the popular noses in our country for a long time, does not go to every face type and may cause the face to look unpleasant as a result of aesthetic operation. Inkwell nose with excessively curved nasal ridge, excessively raised nose tip and short nose length; it usually hardly adapts to other structures of the face. The inkwell nose configuration, which adds a very feminine air to the face, can be applied on round and oval face types whose facial lines are not sharp and jaw lines are not angled. However, in order to understand which nose fits which face type in general, personal characteristics need to be examined in more detail.
The Importance of Choosing a Specialist in Nose Aesthetics
Rhinoplasty is planned by considering more than one factor in detail, and the purpose of the operation is to give the person a pleasant nose appearance that is closest to nature. In this way, nose configurations that are completely in harmony with the face and do not cause any problems in terms of breathing can be applied.
However, the selection of experts closely affects the quality of the result to be obtained. Physicians who are experts in their field and who explain the current nasal problems, changes to be made in the operation and representative nose modeling should be preferred. In this way, it is ensured that the person is satisfied with the changes made.