For example, a nose can appear to be too long, too short, too wide or too thin, but only relative to THAT individual's facial features. The same nose could potentially look perfect on another person’s face. This is where rhinoplasty surgery gets interesting and really demanding. Suddenly it’s no longer about the nose. It’s about the face and the artistic and technical acumen of the surgeon to bring it all together.
The best example of this is ethnic rhinoplasty. Often, attempts are made to create an ideal nose on a Middle-Eastern, Asian, or African-American patient. But if the “ideal” that is being followed is based on the Caucasian nose, the end result is an unnatural appearance that screams “rhinoplasty.” When this occurs, the disharmony between the nose and the rest of the facial features distracts and detracts from the individual’s overall attractiveness.