Dr. Jeffrey Schreiber, a Baltimore plastic surgeon, says that like Agron, many of his clients have elected to get rhinoplasty both for aesthetic and for practical reasons. The nose, after all, lies in the center of the face and protrudes slightly, making it liable to be struck by accident. In extreme cases, the trauma may even break the nose’s bridge, and only surgery can return its original shape and look.
In other cases, clients are unhappy with their natural noses—they find it too big or too small, or maybe it has unsightly bumps. Some may even have congenital defects such as nasal clefts, or suffer from conditions such as relapsing polychondritis (wherein the nasal cartilage collapses upon itself). In these instances, rhinoplasty can enhance a person’s nose and improve their self-esteem in the process.