Have you ever looked in the mirror and been unhappy with the nose you see looking back at you? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. More than 200,000 Americans undergo this surgery each year, with the vast majority being very pleased with the results. So, if you are wondering if rhinoplasty is right for you or want to know about different nose shapes that can be corrected with rhinoplasty, we have put together a list of common nose shapes that Dr. Kaweski can correct.
When you look in the mirror, you deserve to like the nose that you see. If you do not, then Dr. Kaweski, a rhinoplasty specialist, can help you achieve the nose that you are looking for. Here are seven nose shapes that can be corrected with rhinoplasty.
#1 Shaving Down a Hump
A hump in the nose is one of the most common reasons you may want to undergo rhinoplasty. Humps usually happen on the ridge of your nose, and these humps are the result of an injury or genetics. Overall, rhinoplasty is an effective procedure for shaving down the hump and reshaping the nose.
#2 Fixing a Pinched Nose
A pinched nose usually refers to a nose that is squeezed or pinched near the tip. Some people may be born with a pinched nose, but more frequently, this results from an earlier botched nose job when too much cartilage has been removed to create a slimmer nose shape.
Correcting the pinched nose entails carefully widening the tip via surgery. When done correctly, this procedure will improve the appearance of your nose and help you breathe better.
#3 Correcting a Boxy Tip
As the name suggests, a boxy nasal tip happens when the cartilage at the bottom of your nose is squared off or rectangular, giving the nose a boxy shape. Boxy nasal tips are a lot more common than many people realize. To fix this, a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Kaweski, will carefully and skillfully reduce the amount of cartilage at the tip.
#4 Minimizing a Bulbous Tip
A bulbous tip is very similar to a boxy tip in many ways. In fact, many patients describe their boxy tip as a bulbous tip and vice versa. The only difference is that a bulbous tip is slightly more rounded than a boxy tip.
With rhinoplasty, a surgeon can carefully reduce the cartilage at the tip of the nose, subtly reducing the tip’s size. When done correctly, the tip of the nose will be reshaped to a more angular or defined tip.
#5 Propping up a Plunging Tip
Unlike some of the other concerns that are always visible, a plunging tip is only noticeable when you smile, and even then, it can be hard to detect. When you smile, the tip of your nose may pull down towards your lips, often causing this downward tilt. This may be enough to negatively affect and chip away at your self-confidence.
To fix a plunging tip, your surgeon will need to anchor the tip of your nose to muscles that are higher up in the nose. A surgeon like Dr. Kaweski will carefully guard against over-tightening, which could lead to an unnatural or scrunched-up appearance.
#6 Getting Rid of a Hanging Columella
A hanging columella is a less common but no less distressing reason why you may seek nasal cosmetic surgery. A hanging columella occurs when the skin at the bottom of your septum sags down below the nose. This can lead to your nose looking disproportionately long or out of balance with the rest of your face.
While there are some less invasive interventions you can try to fix a hanging columella, these fixes are usually temporary. On the other hand, rhinoplasty offers a long-term result by gently reducing the length of the septum.
When performed by a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, rhinoplasty can yield a much more balanced appearance and likely boost your confidence in your appearance.
#7 Narrowing a Widened Nose
You may potentially be concerned that your nose looks too broad or wide. Frequently, when people mention that their nose is too wide, they are focused on the bridge of their nose. While this is a matter of personal perception or aesthetic preferences, you have some options if you would like to change the appearance of your nose.
With traditional rhinoplasty, the bones at the bridge of your nose are broken, and the surgeon reshapes the nose. The outcome is a narrower profile to your nose, which is satisfying for someone who believes their nose is very wide. There is also a non-surgical technique called liquid rhinoplasty, in which a liquid filler is inserted into your nose and changes the shape.
It is important that you carefully discuss these options with your provider and decide which one is best for you.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Kaweski Today
If the look of your nose is negatively affecting your self-esteem, search for a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty.
If you live in San Diego, book a consultation with Dr. Kaweski at the Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery. With years of experience, she is more than happy to talk about how rhinoplasty can help you achieve your aesthetic goal. Call us at (619) 464-9876.