Understanding Your Nose & Shape in NYC

What makes a nose suitable for rhinoplasty surgery in NYC?

Noses come in lots of different shapes and sizes, and you may be wondering whether a cosmetic surgeon will be able to give you the desired results you are looking to achieve. Oftentimes when altering the appearance of your nose, it is important to understand how to create facial harmony upon the natural structure of the face in order to establish balance and proper aesthetic beauty!

Ever wonder what some of the main distinguishing features are of the various existing nose types? Or how they can be altered, corrected, and transformed by the top board-certified facial plastic surgeons?

Irregular Tip

A person’s nasal tip is the formulated cartilage sitting right at the end of your nose. Most people have a nasal tip that appears extremely different from one another. Example: One side may be bigger, small, higher, lower, or slightly curving to a certain side.

The overall shape of the tip of your nose stems from the underlying cartilage. Irregularly looking tips typically are a result of either genetics or possible injury. It is possible for a facial cosmetic surgeon to operate on the underlying cartilage in order to create symmetry upon the nasal tip.

Crooked Nose

Oftentimes, a crooked nose is not seemingly obvious to the owner. It is only visible/detectable in photographs or potentially a mirror- given an extremely long stare! A crooked nose is caused by the nasal bones or nasal septum not lying squarely down the midline of the face. This makes the nose look like it appears to be leaning towards one side of the face. Also, crooked noses may be inherited, mostly it is a result of injury. A rhinoplasty specialist can reshape the nasal bones to permanently straighten it out and give the optimized and desired facial harmony.

Nasal Tip Projection

An excessive nasal tip projection protrudes too far out from the end of your nose. Many times, inexperienced surgeons may interpret this as simply irregular. However, a nasal tip which sticks out far will make your nose look overall bigger than it actually is.   To alleviate this, one option involves raising the bridge of your nose, while the other option requires direct reduction of the nasal tip projection itself. The right surgeon will access the best possible alternative.

Depressed Nose

Commonly referred to as a “ski nose”, has an area of depression along the nasal bridge. Typically, this is corrected by using either septal cartilage or an implant to fill in the area. This will bring a smoother, flatter and more uniform outcome to the bridge.

Wide Nose

There are several factors which will determine the best route and results for a specific and customized rhinoplasty procedure. Skin thickness and elasticity will need to be evaluated. If the nose is considered to be wide due to underlying bone structure, significant reduction may be advised.

Big Nose

A nose that looks too large for the face is common. Depending on the targeted issue, the treatments to reshape are mostly common, efficient, and easy for any top board-certified facial plastic surgeon.

Small Nose

Not everyone wants a smaller nose. Those who have a naturally low nasal profile, or unfortunate accident where the nose has been crushed, want to increase the size of the nose to create an even aesthetic.

Long Nose

A frontal view of a long nose is not seemingly obvious. It is the side profile where the elongated length becomes noticeable and often makes a person feel self-conscious.

Nasal Hump

Bumps on the nose can occur as a result of injury or because of your genes, with the latter being the most common cause. A nasal/dorsal hump can occur with any type and shape of nose. The bump can easily be flattened by filing down the cartilage of the bridge of the nose.

Large Nose Tip

A large nose tip usually takes a bulbous form that makes the end of the nose look rounded or fat.

Wide Nostrils

Wide nostrils tend to be more common with ethnic rhinoplasty. To reduce the width of nostrils, a facial plastic surgeon will most likely make a weir excision. This involves removing tissue from the base of your nostrils where they attach to your cheeks. This excision can reduce the width and even the length of your nostrils, thereby making them appear smaller.

For more information in regards to specific noses and which procedure may be best suitable for you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with  top board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Philip Miller. Dr. Philip Miller and team are happy to assist you with an assessment as well as provide you answers to any concerns, questions, and other information regarding rhinoplasty treatments available.


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