How a Rhinoplasty Can Affect Your Entire Face


Few facial features are as prominent as your nose. One that is too large, small, overturned, or curved can impact your entire facial proportions. Patients who feel self-conscious or unhappy with the contour of their nose have surgical and non-surgical options. A rhinoplasty, or “nose job”, is the only permanent way to alter the appearance of your nose and bring it into greater harmony with the rest of your face.

The Impact of Your Nose on Your Facial Structure

Because of its central location, the nose can affect the proportions of other facial features. Generally speaking, patients and surgeons aim for proportionate symmetry that creates a harmonious balance among features. A nose that is overly large, small, or otherwise disproportionate to the rest of the face can be reason to pursue a rhinoplasty.

Noses can be genetically unfavorable to some patients, or they may experience issues with their nose shape after trauma (such as a nose break). Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that improves the shape, size, and contour of the nose to your preferences.

During your consultation, you will discuss your desired look with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Here at West End Plastic Surgery in Washington, D.C., that is with Dr. Lexie Wang.

Dr. Wang was one of just two surgeons to be awarded a fellowship at the highly prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), where she trained under legendary surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif. She recently joined the top 7% of U.S. board-certified physicians when she was named a Castle Connolly Rising Star for 2023. When you choose Dr. Wang, you can rest assured that you’re in excellent hands.

Rhinoplasties Are Individualized

Not all rhinoplasty procedures involve giving the nose a full-on makeover. Something as simple as changing the shape of the nose bridge or tip can have a dramatic effect on its overall appearance.

While some patients have more dramatic rhinoplasty procedures to correct birth defects or injuries, others opt for procedures as simple as narrowing the nostrils. The key to a good rhinoplasty is finding a doctor who can help you select the right choice for your needs and goals.

Schedule a Consultation at West End Plastic Surgery

If you live in Washington, D.C., or the greater DMV area, please contact us to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Wang. You can request an appointment online or call us at 202-785-4187. We look forward to meeting you!


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