The nose is at the center of the face, so many people focus intently on the tiny imperfections they see on theirs every time they look in the mirror. It’s no surprise that rhinoplasty, a procedure that alters the shape and size of the nose for aesthetic purposes or to improve functionality, is sought after by many people worldwide who are unhappy with the appearance of their noses.
Along with your eyes, the nose is one of the first features people see when they look at you, and changing it too drastically can change your entire appearance. Dr. Mark Markarian in Boston believes in making tiny, millimeter-size adjustments in the nose during both female rhinoplasty and male rhinoplasty to address your concerns while maintaining your natural beauty.
While both men and women can improve the appearance and functionality of their nose with rhinoplasty, men only take up about 20% of all rhinoplasty surgeries delivered in the U.S. each year, according to Cleveland Clinic.
In the past, when people thought of rhinoplasty, they thought of the cookie-cutter “slope” nose that many plastic surgeons gave their patients. Years ago, people wanted to achieve this unrealistic, overly perfect look.
Most people today want their new noses to complement their other facial features and don’t want to change much about it. The goal for many rhinoplasty patients today is to improve concerns such as dorsal humps, bulbous tips, overturned tips, overall size, and asymmetry in a natural manner that doesn’t completely change their faces.
The days of everyone ending up with sloped, “button” noses after cosmetic nose surgery are over, and Dr. Markarian’s beautiful results are proof.
Dr. Markarian’s goal is to create a natural result tailored to each patient that maintains harmony and symmetry with the rest of the face. Below, you’ll find examples of his patients proving that rhinoplasty can be undetectable while still effectively improving your concerns.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 220,000 rhinoplasty procedures are delivered yearly in the U.S.
When Form Meets Function
6 weeks after a Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty
This young woman visited Dr. Markarian, concerned with her dorsal hump and how it impacted her side profile. Without completely changing her appearance or creating a “cookie cutter nose,” he reduced her dorsal hump and refined her nasal tip. Some significant cartilage grafting took place to improve her breathing and appearance and provide long-term stability and structure to the nose.
Her results look great already, but the swelling will continue to resolve and reveal her new nose over the next year.
Removing Dorsal Humps While Maintaining A Natural Appearance
6 weeks after a Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty
This patient wanted to reduce her dorsal hump and improve the contour of her nasal tip. Through cartilage grafting and reshaping, Dr. Markarian shaved down her bump without creating an unrealistic-looking result and improved her breathing. By focusing on providing stability and structure while working to improve the appearance of her nose, Dr. Markarian achieved a result that will maintain its appearance and functionality for the long term.
Bear in mind that this is just 6 weeks post-op, and the patient still has significant swelling that will continue to reduce in the months ahead.
Maintaining Facial Harmony And Masculinity
1 year after a Male Rhinoplasty
This patient consulted with Dr. Markarian over concerns about a dorsal hump and the how far out his nasal tip protruded from his face. With a male rhinoplasty, Dr. Markarian deprojected and refined his nasal tip and shaved down his bump while maintaining a masculine aesthetic. With a hump reduction, tip deprojection, and overall tip refinement, Dr. Markarian addressed his concerns without completely change the appearance of his nose and its balance with the rest of his face.
6-weeks post-op, this patient still has significant swelling that will continue to reduce over the following months.
Minor Details That Make A Big Difference
6 weeks after a Rhinoplasty
This patient came to Dr. Markarian with an overturned nasal tip that appeared to droop and a slight dorsal hump. To improve the aesthetics of her side profile, she underwent a dorsal hump reduction, deprojection of the nasal tip, and tip rotation.
These minor changes that make a big difference allow her to feel confident in her side profile when her face is at rest and smiling. Dr. Markarian used multiple cartilage grafts to provide long-term stability and a natural result.
She still has a significant swelling that will continue to reduce over the months ahead.
Lifting Tips And Reshaping Bridges
4 months after a Rhinoplasty
When this patient first visited Dr. Markarian for a rhinoplasty consultation, she was uncomfortable with multiple deformities in her nasal bridge and tip, including a dorsal hump and drooping nose. Through hump reduction, tip deprojection, and overall tip refinement, Dr. Markarian reduced the size of her dorsal hump and improved her tip so it no longer droops when she smiles.
Achieving this beautiful, natural result required several essential maneuvers beyond hump reduction and tip deprojection, including angulated caudal septal trim, spreader grafts, alar contour grafts, and a soft tissue tip graft. It requires an experienced plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty, like Dr. Markarian, who can spot these finer details and precisely address them without changing the patient’s overall appearance.
4-months post-op, about 80% of her swelling has improved, and her results will continue to improve for more or less the next 8-months.
Ready To Improve Your Nose While Maintaining Your Natural Beauty?
Dr. Markarian is Harvard-trained and richly experienced in making precise adjustments to the nose that will significantly impact its aesthetics and functionality. His main aim is to achieve a natural result to complement a patient’s natural features.
If you’re ready to love your nose without saying goodbye to your natural beauty, schedule a consultation with Boston plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Markarian.