While the eyes are commonly referred to as windows to the soul, studies suggest that the nose could be the door. This most conspicuous facial feature has been shown to influence body image, self-perception, and even personality. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports rhinoplasty to be one of the most commonly requested surgical procedures; positive outcomes of these procedures have been shown to ameliorate psychological suffering due to deformities of the nose, to have beneficial psychological implications, and even to allow patients to feel more comfortable with their identity.

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