No two noses are the same because we each have different genes. While most of us already knew that, science has presented us with evidence that identifies just how much genetics affect our nose shape.
Scientists have discovered 14 facial traits that affect the look of the nose. They looked at 6,000 photographs of Latin American noses and then used 3D computer models to analyze the attributes they discovered. In the study, the scientists linked the genes GLI3 and PAX1 for the nostrils, and then RUNX2 for the bridge. The DCHS2 gene is responsible for the angle of the nose as well as how far the nose projects out from the face. These genes are also involved in the cartilage and bone development of the face.
This research is interesting, but how can it help people contemplating plastic surgery?
Many patients come to us because they are dissatisfied with the look of their nose. The truth is that your nose is a compilation of genes that came from your mother and father. If you look closely at your parents and other family members, your nose reflects someone’s nostrils, bridge, point, and angle.
Some people get a combination of nose genes that they like, while others don’t – it’s really the luck of the draw when it comes to the combination – just not the genes.
What This Means About Your Nose
The nose you get is the nose you get, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have it changed. This is when the wonderful world of plastic surgery comes into focus. We are all born with a nose that is a beautiful combination of our family. However, sometimes, that nose isn’t exactly what we love. For those situations, a rhinoplasty or nose job can help.
Changing the look of the nostrils, bridge, tip, and angle of the nose is easy for experienced plastic surgeons. With cosmetic nose job surgery, patients can have a nose that they love.
Consult with a Nose Job Surgeon in Long Island or NYC
Free consultations are available to discuss changing the appearance of your nose. Our cosmetic and plastic surgeons in New York City and Commack, Long Island have many years of experience performing rhinoplasties.
Contact us today for an appointment Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Saturdays until 6:00 PM. We look forward to helping you love the way your nose looks!