As Dr. Shah sees patients from all over, he is often asked the difference in aesthetic between European and American noses. From Dr. Shah:
First of all, there is such a wide difference amongst patients within Europe and the United States that it is not possible to distinguish one type of aesthetic versus the other. European patients as a whole tend to favor as natural appearance as possible. Patients do not want to look overly done and look like they have had plastic surgery. This is definitely true for American patients as well, but some Americans prefer a more stylistic version of their nose. An example of this is seen in the angle of the nose or how “up” it may look. European patients often prefer this angle to be closer to 90 degrees while some American patients, particularily females, will want a shorter nose. Tailoring your operation to both the face as well as the person is one important step to achieving successful outcomes.