Recently, it seems like a lot of normal, everyday people are going out of their way to look like their favorite celebrities. Most often, the nose is the central focal point. After all, with the wrong nose, all efforts to look like someone else will be ultimately unsuccessful. The nose is an essential part of how we look, so changing it can often change how we are perceived.
The Allure of the Celebrity Nose
Most celebrities today are conventionally good looking. They always have perfect hair, no broccoli in their teeth, and just the right size nose. That nose might seem like the ultimate achievement for a person who despises his or her own. If you’ve ever stared at your own nose in the mirror, turned your head to get out of a picture, or come up with creative ways to hide your nose, you might be someone considering rhinoplasty. On the other hand, your favorite celebrity smiles on the red carpet for hundreds of photos, makes a career on camera, and never seems to hide that nose. That celebrity nose may look perfect on that celebrity face, but how will it look on yours?
The Dangers of Copy-Cat Rhinoplasty
Trying to copy a celebrity nose is pretty easy since celebrities are around us all the time, always visible and always prominent in the public eye. Some patients don’t aim as high for their copy-cat rhinoplasty, even bringing in clothing catalogs or pictures of friends and relatives to ask for their new nose. The truth is, it doesn’t matter who the nose belongs to, it’s never a good idea to copy another person’s nose onto your own face.
The goal of any rhinoplasty is to achieve a natural-looking result that suits you, including your other facial features. If your facial features aren’t similar to the celebrity (or normal person) you’re trying to copy, it’s not going to look right when you take a nose like theirs and place it on your face. Your nose is unique to you, from the nasal tip to the nasolabial folds. Your facial structure can be large or small, wide or narrow, round or square. Any of these factors can affect the type of nose that will look the most natural on you.
Furthermore, sometimes it’s just not physically possible to make your nose look like something completely different. Remember that your nose isn’t made of clay; it’s bone, cartilage, tissue, and skin that aren’t as malleable. Your nose can be altered and reshaped within reason, but you can’t just start from scratch. Work with your plastic surgeon to determine the most feasible and best looking new nose possible for you.
Designing the Right Nose
Start working on a plan for your new nose by consulting with a facial plastic surgeon skilled in the rhinoplasty procedure. He will be able to give you the perspective needed to decide how big or small, round or pointy your nose should be when all is said and done. It’s okay to make your own recommendations, ask questions, and even bring in some photos for inspiration. Don’t expect a copy-cat version, however; we’ve already talked about how easily that can go wrong.
If you’re really inspired by a certain nose, talk about what aspects are the most appealing to you. If it’s a rounded tip or narrower nostrils, your facial plastic surgeon can help you to find a good compromise. You may be able to combine these features with your other nasal changes in order to achieve a blended, but natural, look for you. During your consultation, your surgeon will implement the new VECTRA 3D imaging system to model your results ahead of time. This innovative device gives your surgeon the ability to take a 3D photo of yourself and make the projected changes. It can eliminate any miscommunications between you and the surgeon, as well as help to keep you satisfied with your results. You’ll get a chance to see first-hand what that celebrity nose might look like on your face.
Book a Rhinoplasty Consultation Today
Start planning your rhinoplastysurgerywhen you consult with a facial plastic surgeon who has experience with the procedure. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 14 years and specializes in facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He uniquely combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel better and look better. He holds dual board-certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.