Many people are unsatisfied with some aspect of their appearance. One of the most commonly targeted areas for plastic surgery is the nose. Shape, size, and straightness all come into play when a person is considering getting rhinoplasty surgery.
Nose reshaping surgeries still remain one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for both men and women. Here are 6 of the most common nose concerns that can be fixed with rhinoplasty.
1. The Noses has a Large Bulbous Tip
A person’s nose can be a very rounded tip, which is caused by the overall shape of the lower lateral cartilages. This can end up making the nose looking much wider, disproportionately big, or both. To correct the problem with the best and safe rhinoplasty surgery, the lower lateral cartilage is reshaped to be much smaller, giving the nose a softer, more triangular appearance.
2. The Nose is Crooked
A crooked nose could be caused by a number of things, such as an injury or other hereditary factors. The problem can be corrected, but the procedure should only be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, as the bones within the nose need to actually be reset, which can take a long time to heal.
3. The Nose Bridge is Too Wide or Too Flat
In the event that a person’s bridge is too flat, bridge implants may be used. If a nose bridge is too wide, then the width of the nasal bridge can be reduced and the tip of the nose can be altered to create more uniform appearance. Be aware, however, that such surgeries can take up to a year to heal after the swelling has gone down.
4. The Nose is Too Pointy
A pointy nose can be the result of excess cartilage on the tip of the nose or projecting nasal septum cartilage. The cartilage is removed to round out the shape of the nose for a softer appearance.
5. Prominent Hump or Bump in the Nose Bridge
Nose humps differ for each person, so this kind of surgery is dependent on how dramatic the bump is. Patients should always communicate how much of a reduction they want in the bump so that the surgeon knows how much to remove. Most times, however, patients are fine with a complete removal of the hump so that the bridge of their nose can appear much straighter.
6. The Nose is Too Big or Too Long
An overly large nose can lead to a lot of bullying. It can also distract from other facial features, which can harm a person’s self-esteem. An overall reduction of the size of the nose involves a lot of reshaping techniques that may not only take a long time, but may also require several procedures in order to achieve the final desired shape.
Keep in mind that a cosmetic surgeon is not the same as a plastic surgeon, as the former is unlikely to have the same surgical training that is required to perform such procedures to give you the look you want while also protecting your health.