As the central feature of the face, many believe that the nose plays an important role when defining facial beauty. But what is the “perfect” nose? The ideal shape of the nose has changed over the years. In the 90s, people were looking for the straight, small, symmetrical nose with a tilted tip, known as the “Barbie” nose. However, this look doesn’t work for everyone and, in many cases, made it obvious you had a nose job.
Now, the perfect nose is different for everyone and focuses more on overall proportions and symmetry.
The Perfect Nose Is Different for Everyone
When looking for the perfect nose, people often bring in photos of the size and shape they desire. However, when choosing rhinoplasty, you need to understand that while that particular nose shape works well on one person, it may not fit your facial features well. The fact is, the perfect nose shape is different for everyone and depends on your existing facial features.
Finding Your Perfect Nose Is in the Numbers
When determining the perfect nose for you, your plastic surgeon will take any photos into consideration, but they will also assess your facial symmetry. Several mathematical measurements can help determine the perfect symmetry for your nose in comparison to your other facial features. When facial features are taken into consideration, the end result delivers a much more natural-looking nose that matches your face.
For example, the horizontal thirds rule suggests that the face be divided into threes and the nose should fit within the center section. The vertical fifths rule breaks the face into five even segments, with the nose fitting into the center section. An article published on Rhinology Online in 2020 highlights other mathematical measurements that define the perfect nose for your face. This can include:
- A nose length that measures 0.67x the midfacial height
- The projection of the nose from the alar crease of between 0.55 to 0.60 compared to the dorsal length
- A nasolabial angle of 95 to 115 degrees for women and 90 95 degrees for men
- A nasofrontal angle between 115 to 130 degrees
- A button nose for women and a more downward-pointing nose for men
If you are looking for the perfect nose for your face, Dr. Drew Davis uses his years of experience and artistic ability to evaluate your facial features and create the nose that will perfectly match your features and highlight your natural beauty. To learn more about finding YOUR perfect nose, contact us online or call the office at 916-318-5770 to schedule a consultation.