Beauty standards of the plastic surgeries are imported from the European countries. Unlike in Iran, for the European rhinoplasty applicants, small size of the nose is not considered as an essential feature of beauty. On the contrary, they are more interested in a nose which is in good shape and in proportion to the face. We have to consider the standards for our surgeries and respect the demand of our patients in the meantime. Because, if do not reduce the size of nose, some applicants may not be happy.
The problem is, reducing the size of nose usually makes the nose weak. Weakening of nasal tissue might cause breathing problem in the future. One of the functions of cartilage is to keep the nasal airways open. To reduce the size of nose, there is no way but carving and reduction of the cartilage. This cartilage eduction migh cause breathing difficulties if it is not done properly.
We make the nose small and at the same time increase the strength of nose by the cartilages taken from other parts of the nose. Nasal tip and nasal turbinate need strengthening. Iranian nose surgeon has to take initiative to consider the standards and fulfils the wishes of applicant at the same time.