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Nose Anatomy

Nasal aesthetics: 
A nose is considered beautiful when it is in harmony with the other features of the face. A pretty nose cannot suit all faces. Which nose is ideal for someone, depends on the person’s gender, age, ethnicity and personality. For instance, Europeans, Asians and Africans have different standards when it comes to nasal beauty. 

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By studying various faces, which are indisputably beautiful (models, famous actors), we have formulated some rules of symmetry and geometry that determine what a beautiful nose looks like. For instance, if we divide the face in three parts, starting at the hairline and ending at the chin, the length of the nose that is in the middle is equal to the other two parts. In addition, by studying the face in profile view, from the different angles that are formed, we take the proportions that an ideal nose should have.

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It is easily understood, based on the above, that the ideal nose cannot be the same for all faces. So, in every case, after studying together with the candidate the photo of the nose that we have in our possession, we propose realistic solutions, taking into account all the rules of harmony and symmetry.

Basic Principles of Anatomy:
The nose comprises the first part of the respiratory system. It is essential for the “filtering” and heating of the air we breathe in and its transfer to the lungs, through the pharynx, the larynx, the trachea and the bronchi. 


The shape of the nose is determined by the osteochondral skeleton, which is covered by soft tissue and skin. The skeleton is composed of interconnected bones and cartilage. The soft tissue consists of muscles, subcutaneous fat and skin, and it covers the skeleton. 
The upper third of the nose, the part that lies close to the eyes, consists of the two nasal bones. The middle third is composed of cartilage. The lower third consists of cartilage and soft tissue and is more complex. The cartilage on the tip of the nose has a unique shape that is different in every person and it gives all its strength in keeping the tip of the nose open and allow the air to flow freely through the nostrils.

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The skin types that line the skeleton of every nose vary. There is great variety in the skin’s thickness and composition, ranging from thin to thick and oily. Generally, when the skin is thick, this limits the results of rhinoplasty, meaning that cartilage surgery does not look the same as when the skin is thin. When the skin is thin, even the slightest skeletal alterations during a nose job become visible.


An important element of the nose is the nasal septum, which is inside the nose. Basically, it is a dividing wall, a vertical cartilage, lined by mucosa (the pink part inside the nose), and it divides the nose into two nostrils. A lot of people suffer from nasal septum deviation and this hinders proper breathing. The plastic surgeon can correct the deviation of the nasal septum during the same nose job surgery.

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