Study Suggests the Ideal Nasal Tip Rotation and Projection

Nose surgery continues to be among the top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures over years. It is mainly because the positioning of the nose really matters when it comes to an improved facial appearance. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual report for 2013, nose reshaping surgery is the second most popular cosmetic surgery with over 200,000 procedures. People who consider their nose disproportionate with the rest of the facial features usually consider rhinoplasty surgery to improve its appearance.

A new study published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Journal discusses the ideal proportion of a nose, describing the apt nasal tip rotation and projection. People looking for nasal enhancement can consider it when discussing their treatment goals with the plastic surgeon. Besides, the surgeon could utilize the information to offer optimal rhinoplasty results.

The study involved 106 side view pictures of women in the age range of 18 to 25. Each image was digitally assessed and modified with naso-labial angles at 96, 101, 106, 111 and 116 degrees. A variety of social groups assessed these pictures for attractiveness. The study concluded that a slant of 106 degrees was the finest nasal angle with a 1 tip projection. Another online survey was also conducted with about 4,000 people when similar findings were revealed. The study backed previous research papers which showed 104 and 108 degrees as the ideal nasal angle for women.

For men to look very attractive and for the face to be more masculine, an angle of 90 degrees is considered ideal. There is a close relationship between nasal tip projection and rotation, which only a skilled surgeon can identify. A surgeon experienced in providing this delicate surgery can use the findings as guidelines to offer good rhinoplasty results.

A number of celebrities have reportedly undergone rhinoplasty surgery procedure and the results have been optimal. The long list includes Rebecca Adlington, Jennifer Aniston, Dianna Agron, Cameron Diaz, and Ashlee Simpson among others.