Many people assume that celebrities get exclusive nose jobs that deliver them better outcomes than the rest of us. Patients often visit surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery with photographs of celebrities and say things like, “I want a tip just like hers”, or “This is the nose that I want”.
Seeing photographs that the patient likes is extremely helpful to the surgeon but is not totally realistic. Only certain noses can be made from YOUR nose. Saying it another way, the surgeon cannot necessarily produce ANY nose that the patient seeks. Your bones and your cartilage and your skin do not allow complete freedom like a computer screen does!
Why is Rhinoplasty so Popular Among Celebrities?
The nose may be the most defining feature on your face. It is a central focal point and plays a significant role in defining your overall facial aesthetics.
For those living in the limelight, the pressure to look perfect is intense. A proportionate and attractive nose helps flatter the rest of the face, which is why many celebrities opt to undergo rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is a customizable intervention. It can be used to address cosmetic concerns or breathing concerns or both.
Celebrities have rhinoplasty for the same reason we do: to make cosmetic enhancements to their nose, such as refining the nasal tip shape, smoothing the nasal bridge as seen in profile, reducing overall nasal size, and changing the angle that the tip makes with the upper lip.
The enhancements achieved with a nose job help celebrities achieve a nasal shape that approaches their goals. Aesthetic surgeons execute the surgical techniques after assessing each candidate’s unique nose anatomy and facial features. No one, celebrity or otherwise, receives precisely the nose they want. It is the goal of the surgeon, to understand what the patient seeks and attempt to communicate how closely he/she can come to that goal, KNOWING THAT PERFECTION IS NEVER ACHIEVED.
Can I Recreate My Favorite Celebrity’s Nose With a Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is not a copy and paste procedure. While the procedure is common, it is not as simple as you might think.
What makes a rhinoplasty unique, even more so than other aesthetic surgical procedures, is that nasal appearance varies more between people than other features. And because everyone's anatomy is different, it may be unrealistic to copy your favorite celebrity’s nose.
A rhinoplasty works best when it is customized to your unique facial features and anatomy, knowing what your ideal is. As such, having an image in your mind and striving to achieve a similar-looking nose is fine, as long as you understand the limitations of that goal. An experienced surgeon will be able to tell you approximately how close he/she can duplicate your goal or even may say that surgery is not recommended because your goal is unrealistic. That’s why the doctor-patient relationship is so important.
Consult a Cosmetic Surgeon
Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in rhinoplasty. Dr. Charles Thorne is an experienced aesthetic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in the field. He will address your questions and tell you if your goals are realistic. Dr. Thorne will recommend a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and facial features. Hopefully, you will feel like a celebrity!
Book a virtual consultation with Dr. Thorne to discuss your candidacy for rhinoplasty.