How to Fix a Big and Long Nose?

You might find yourself looking in the mirror or at photos and thinking something seems to be a little bit off. Often, the reason behind it is located in the center of your face: your nose. Everyone is born with little details and facial features that make them unique. Although our differences are what makes us beautiful, we have to accept that sometimes we do not like what we see in the mirror. So if you feel like the size your nose is bigger than other people’s, you are not alone. The good news is that it’s possible to reduce the size of your nose with different treatment options.

A rhinoplasty surgery can be performed to change the shape of big and long noses. However, it is more difficult to operate a nose surgery when the nose is big due to several reasons. Different procedures can be performed through a rhinoplasty according to the change the patient want to make.

A big nose rhinoplasty can be carried out in two different ways: open or closed technique rhinoplasty.

As the name suggests, the surgeon separates the skin from the nose, exposing the bone and cartilage during an open rhinoplasty procedure. It is more practical and convenient for the surgeon to perform an open rhinoplasty. Because it gives wider area to work on to the surgeon.

On the other hand, a closed rhinoplasty is a less invasive procedure. The incision is made inside the nose without peeling off the skin. Many patients want to choose closed rhinoplasty as the recovery period is shorter. However, it can only be used to perform less extensive changes and big nose surgery isn’t one of them.

What Is Considered a Big Nose?

You may be wondering ”what is considered a big nose?“. Is there really an ideal nose size for everyone? Or what is considered a big nose on a woman? Does the gender affect the ideal nose shape and size. We can list several more questions like that. In point of fact, the answer to all of these questions is simple: ”a nose that looks too big for the patient’s face” is our definition of the large nose. We consider a nose big when the tip is overprojected and the dorsum is too high.

Some may have specified various bone and soft tissue sizes to define ideal facial size and proportions. However, most experienced rhinoplasty surgeons do not use precise measurements to analyze a nose. Most surgeons need only their sense of aesthetics to prepare for the operation thanks to their experience. The rhinoplasty surgeon’s experience of what looks good reflects his or her knowledge of facial angles and dimensions and ideals for surgical goals. Accordingly, he may recommend other operations in addition to rhinoplasty when appropriate. For example, a woman with a protruding nose and back chin may benefit from both rhinoplasty and chin augmentation surgery.

Is It Hard to Fix a Big Nose? 

Let’s be honest: a big nose surgery is the most difficult surgery among rhinoplasty surgeries. However, it is not impossible to do. ClinicExpert’s surgeons are trained to work on every nose shape and type. Therefore, they are capable of delivering the best outcomes even when the odds are low. If you have thoughts like ”my nose is too big”, or asking yourself ”why is my nose so big?”, we recommend you to consider surgery. By making an appointment via WhatsApp, you can get a pre-consultation from our experts.  They can determine which one is the best option for you during the consultation. Do not forget that choosing the best surgeon for your needs it the key to the success.

How Is Big Nose Surgery Performed? 

Depending on the what you opt to change, the surgeon can perform the following steps during the procedure:

Length: The length of the nose is a critical issue for those with big and long noses. Fortunately, we can shorten a long nose through shortening the septal cartilage. Not only that, we can rotate up and back the cartilage at the tip of the nose.

Height: Again, we can reduce the height of the nose by a dorsal reduction. This consists of removing tissue from the nose’s bridge. Of course, it is not just about the height of the nose. We will reduce the projection of the tip of the nose. We can do it in two ways: either by overlapping the central cartilage, or dissecting the nose tip. The latter can decrease the nose’s projection by releasing some of the skin and placing the cartilage back.

Width: If you want to reduce the width of your nose, we can perform an osteotomy for that. This procedure basically consists of cutting and reducing the bone. In the sequel, we placed closer the middle cartilages together through stitches. This procedure is known as an upper lateral cartilage refinement. We can also reduce the width of the nose tip by removing bowed cartilage and stitching it together.

Last but not least, we must also ensure modification of the nostrils. Plastic surgeons call the procedure to change the size of the nostrils, alarplasty. Through the operation, we can remove a small portion of skin from the nostrils. This also helps us to attain a more symmetrical look overall.

How to Find the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon for a Large Nose?

When searching for the best rhinoplasty surgeon, several factors are crucial to consider. First and foremost, as we mentioned above, expertise and experience play a pivotal role. Look for a surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty and has a proven track record of successful procedures. A surgeon’s portfolio of before-and-after photos can provide valuable insight into their skills and aesthetic sense. Additionally, ensure they hold board certification and affiliate with reputable medical organizations by checking their qualifications and certifications. Another vital factor is patient satisfaction and testimonials. Read reviews and seek personal recommendations to gauge the surgeon’s ability to deliver results and provide a positive patient experience. Communication is key. So finding a surgeon who listens attentively to your concerns and goals, and who can clearly explain the surgical process and potential outcomes, is crucial.

Finally, choose a surgeon with whom you feel comfortable and trust. This will contribute to a smooth and successful rhinoplasty journey for sure. By considering these important factors, you can increase your chances of finding the best rhinoplasty surgeon to help you achieve your desired results.

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