The process of reshaping the human face has as much to do with artisanship as it does with science. It is important to note that in order for your surgeon to perform a successful surgery, he or she must have a higher understanding of what it means to change the human face. The technical understanding gained from intensive schooling and training are essential, but the most successful surgeries come as a result of both technical proficiency and a finely tuned, skillful hand.

A skilled surgeon will tell you that when performing any correction to the face, the key is to do a lot while only doing a little.[1]  This seeming paradox means that in order to preserve the natural appearance and beauty of the patient, the surgeon needs to accomplish the task while altering the face as little as possible. Knowing where to alter and what to leave becomes a matter of experience and skill.

Another aspect of a successful surgery is the ability to evaluate the patient. Much of what a rhinoplasty does is improve the emotional state of the patient and a proper screening will help the surgeon better understand what the clients needs and wants are. In an industry where a solid understanding between the patient and the surgeon can be essential, your surgeon will make sure you are emotionally healthy for the procedure. [2]

Much like how a painter can make a single brushstroke add a whole new life to a work of art, your doctor can make small adjustments and make you feel more confident and happier with your face. Also much like creating a work of fine art, often it is the skill of the painter holding the brush that makes that single stroke so profound. While your surgeon possesses a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of your nose, along with deep knowledge about how to perform the surgery, the most inspiring aspect of the entire process is to see the skill and craft of the surgeon manifest in the natural, attractive result of your surgery.



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