Can a Rhinoplasty Make My Nose Less Wide?

When it comes to the facial characteristics of a person, the nose plays a huge role in facial harmony. Although different people are born with different nose shapes and sizes, some people do not find their noses appealing. Those who are not happy with the look and symmetry of their noses can suffer from a lack of confidence, low self-esteem, and insecurities. Other people may have nasal breathing issues, which can contribute to obstructive sleep apnea, poor exercise tolerance, and difficulty concentrating. Individuals with any size or shape of nose can undergo rhinoplasty or nose job to surgically reshape the nasal framework (cartilage and bone) to improve the aesthetic appearance as well as its breathing function.

What are the Benefits of a Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Surgery?

For those individuals who dislike the size, shape, and profile of their nose, a cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure can fix aesthetic issues such as narrow or wide nostrils, a dorsal hump, crooked nose, bulbous tip, overall size of the nose, and more. This procedure can also refine the shape and size of the nose to slim a nose that is too wide. Some patients require augmentation of their nose to build up the nasal tip and bridge for more definition and narrowing. This is true, especially in patients of Southeast Asian descent or African descent. Others need a reduction of their overgrown nose to reduce a hump, which is commonly seen in patients of Caucasian origin, Middle Eastern, or some African countries. Dr. Walker will speak with you regarding your desired changes during your consultation appointment so that a personalized treatment plan can be created to address your unique goals.

How is Rhinoplasty Done?

The rhinoplasty procedure is done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, meaning you will go home the same day. Dr. Walker can perform your procedure using one of two main approaches, including open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty. During an open rhinoplasty, a small incision will be created between the nostrils at the bottom of the nose. During a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are created inside the nose. The technique that is right for you will depend on the main concerns you wish to address. For those who are looking to reduce the size of a wide nose, your nose can be sculpted and tissues moved or removed to improve the overall symmetry of your face.

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If you are considering rhinoplasty, it is imperative to consult a surgeon who specializes in medical reconstructive and cosmetic procedures like Dr. Thomas Walker, MD, FACS. To learn more about rhinoplasty with Dr. Walker, schedule a consultation at our office today.