Surgery to reshape the nose is a very common plastic surgery procedure and it can both increase or decrease the size of nose. The shape of the tip, the bridge and also the nostrils can be changed, as can the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Sometimes breathing difficulties can be corrected at the same time.
The nose is the central feature of the face, many people are self-conscious of shape which they may regard as too big, too small or have some other feature which they dislike. The characteristics of the nose are inherited from parents and develop during adolescent years. They continue until the age of 16, when the nose stops growing. It is, therefore, unwise to operate before this age.
Injury to the nose is a common cause of flatness. Occasionally, it is a characteristic which is inherited. This can also develop after surgery to the interior framework of the nose (septoplasty to improve the breathing). The owner of a flat nose may acquire the reputation of the profession of a fighter as opposed to a sports person which may have an adverse effect to self-esteem.
- Improve appearance of the nose
- Skin grafts may be necessary depending on severity of the nose
- Bruising and swelling may be an issue after surgery
- Nose may not feel natural after surgery
- May be technical issues in gaining the look you want
- Can only be done under general anaesthetic
- Nose bleeds after surgery may occur