The most prominent and centrally located feature on a person’s face, the nose is often thought to bring character to a profile. The goal of any rhinoplasty is to create a size and contour that are aesthetically pleasing and naturally harmonize all the features.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” What is considered aesthetically pleasing in one culture is not necessarily appropriate in another. While a shorter, narrower, less bulbous or upturned nose may be the sought-after look among Caucasians in a Westernized culture, it may not represent the strength or character of another. The classic “Roman nose,” for example, has a well-defined and often prominent bridge, and may hook down slightly at the tip. This general shape may be a source of both pride and identity. Dr. Beck is highly sensitive to such issues and will customize the surgery to create or maintain size and contours that reflect both the aesthetic goals and the cultural identity of his patients.