The nose is the central unifying component of the face. The ideal nasal shape must be structurally functional and allow the person to breathe easily. It must also be aesthetically pleasing and fit the face appropriately. When a person’s nose is asymmetric, crooked, has a large hump, or excessively bulbous tip, it distracts the observer’s view from the rest of the face. An aesthetically pleasing nose will blend in seamlessly with the rest of the facial features. Some may even say a well-shaped nose will draw a viewer’s attention to the eyes.
Dr. Weng believes in respecting all these principles in rhinoplasty. She believes when planning nose surgery, the ideal shape of the nose should be considered within the landscape of the rest of the face. She strives for a natural look and shape that is individually catered to each patient. She also pays particular attention to structure and function and believes in maintaining or improving patient’s nasal airway for breathing.
An ideal candidate for rhinoplasty is at least 16 years old, in good physical and mental health, has significant concerns about nasal breathing and/or the appearance of the nose, has realistic expectations and is prepared to wait up to a full year to see the final result.