The term “inclusive beauty standards” is a new catchphrase that has been popping up lately to describe the body positive movement and embracing one’s unique beauty. This is largely in response to the media’s portrayal of beauty that falls within a very narrow standard, and is unrealistic for most people (especially women) to achieve. While many people might think this would make fewer people seek plastic surgery, body positive and cosmetic enhancement are not as at odds as people might think. In fact, inclusive beauty standards open up procedures like rhinoplasty to new possibilities. How?
Both Rhinoplasty and Inclusive Beauty Standards Emphasize Self-Esteem
Rhinoplasty, contrary to popular belief, is mostly motivated by a desire to increase confidence and self-esteem, and has less to do with the nose itself. Body positive movements often emphasize inner beauty and self-esteem, which rhinoplasty can have a positive impact on.
Perfection is Not the Goal
Of course rhinoplasty surgeons always do their best to make patients’ dreams become reality, but the goal of nasal surgery is not perfection, but an improvement in specific flaws and overall facial balance. Perfection is an unrealistic goal for anything in life, and rhinoplasty surgeons have the ability to produce significant improvement, perfection is just out of reach.
A More Custom Experience
In the body positive movement, homogeneous beauty is not the ideal. Embracing unique beauty and recognizing that not all features need to look the same opens up plastic surgery to greater creativity and custom procedures. Today, rhinoplasty is all about the individual’s goals, rather than a specific look.
It Is All About the Patient
While many people erroneously believe that most rhinoplasty patients elect to have the procedure to impress other people, most of the time, the motivations behind the procedure are personal. Many people who seek rhinoplasty have a great deal of insecurity about their nose and would like to improve their confidence as well as your nose. Patients who seek the procedure for themselves, rather than to please others, tend to be happiest with their results.
Facial Balance and Harmony
While everyone has unique features, much of what we unconsciously find attractive has to do with the overall symmetry, balance, and harmony of the face. Rhinoplasty involves the nose, a very prominent facial feature, which can affect overall facial balance. One of the goals of cosmetic nasal surgery is to help those facial features work better together and improve overall aesthetics.
Customized rhinoplasty techniques allow patients to retain their ethnic identity and improve the aesthetics of the nose without losing its character. Ethnic rhinoplasty involves advanced techniques and knowledge that help patients retain their distinctive look and simultaneously reach their aesthetic goals.
Showcasing Top Surgeons’ Talent
There are many plastic surgeons who offer rhinoplasty in the United States, but one a select number specialize in the procedure. While rhinoplasty used to involve similar techniques for each procedure, today the surgery requires a great deal of artistry and adaptability. Techniques have advanced, and this complex procedure has the potential to impact patients’ lives in a very positive way.
If you are considering rhinoplasty surgery, it is important to choose an experienced, board certified specialist, who has spent years training and refining techniques and honing his or her skills.
Dr. Stuart Bentkover is a double board certified plastic surgeon who has a passion for rhinoplasty and has been helping patients achieve their goals for over 35 years. If you would like to discuss your custom rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Bentkover, call Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery in Worcester (508-363-6500) or Stoneham (617-247-0033), MA today to schedule your consultation.