As a San Francisco plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty, I see many patients with different nose surgery requests. For the most part, people undergo surgery to hide imperfections or change the size of the nose. But recent trends have made rhinoplasty less straightforward
As times change, rhinoplasty patients are requesting different things. While there are certain nose “ideals”—such as symmetry and proportion—not all patients are after the exact same look. In this blog post, I’ll discuss how nose jobs and plastic surgery are quickly evolving. It appears the old saying is true: “One size doesn’t always fit all.”
In the ’80s and ’90s, it was fashionable for patients to request small, sloping noses. Many were seeking the same kinds of procedures, such as bump removal, decreased volume, or defined tips. Because this look was so popular, many noses ended up with a cookie-cutter appearance. It was easy to tell when someone had “work done.”
But now, with a new decade around the corner, change is in the air. Due to a shift in both the media and societal expectations, gone are the days of identical noses. Patients today are requesting more individualized looks that are flattering while still maintaining character. They don’t want every bump or curve taken away. Instead, patients desire a nose that fits their face well while also preserving their heritage and personality.
For those who are receiving their first rhinoplasty, the “natural look” is definitely in style. But for patients who had rhinoplasty in the past, there is a growing movement towards regaining a nose that is less generic.
To achieve a more unique appearance, some patients are now undergoing complete rhinoplasty reversals. Many of these cases involve rhinoplasties from decades past that stripped away any quirks or personality. In these individualized procedures, surgeons restore volume and individual shape, creating a more natural look. Occasionally, full surgery isn’t even needed to achieve this change. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is one noninvasive way to add character to the face.
As a practice, we always honor our patients’ individuality and heritage. We specialize in treatments like Asian rhinoplasty and double eyelid surgery so we can best maintain the natural, attractive ethnic qualities of our patients. Each person’s beauty should be enhanced, not erased. Whether you’re seeking a rhinoplasty revision or you’re just exploring nose job options, our San Francisco team is proud to create long-lasting results that complement both your look and your lifestyle.
If you’re curious about rhinoplasty, we’re happy to talk with you about creating a more natural look. Browse our before-and-after gallery to see our rhinoplasty patients’ results. If you have any questions or concerns, request a consultation online or call our office at (415) 441-1888.