Few things have such a strong influence on facial symmetry as the nose. And having a wide nose can have a significant impact on how you feel about your appearance — you may be unhappy with the overall look and symmetry of your face, which can lead to feelings of self-consciousness, insecurity, and lack of self-confidence. Fortunately, rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is an effective way to correct a wide nose and improve your appearance and self-esteem.
Because wider noses are flatter and do not project from the profile of the face, they can have a significant impact on the appearance of your face. As a result, a wide nose can disrupt overall facial symmetry by making other facial features, such as your eyes or mouth, appear too small in comparison.
If the nasal passages are flat, this can cause breathing difficulties due to restricted airflow. Individuals who have constricted breathing due to a flat nose may also have sleep apnea, which can increase the risk of having a stroke or heart disease.
Rhinoplasty is an intricate procedure since the nose is a very delicate part of the face. There are several different approaches that your plastic surgeon may take to reconstruct and repair your nose if it is disproportionately wide.
A wide nose rhinoplasty, also known as an osteotomy, involves breaking the upper nasal bones to narrow the nose bridge. During this procedure, your surgeon will change the bone structure at the top of your nose to reduce the width of your nose overall. After your surgeon breaks your upper nasal bridge bones, the bones will be broken into smaller pieces that will be rearranged to change the overall width of your nose.
There are three ways to perform a wide nose rhinoplasty: open wide nose rhinoplasty, closed wide nose rhinoplasty, and bulbous nose rhinoplasty. The type of surgery that is ideal for you will depend on whether your nose is too wide at the bridge or at the tip, and on the extent of restructuring required.
During an open wide nose rhinoplasty, your surgeon will make incisions between your nostrils, under your nasal tip. This type of wide nose rhinoplasty is ideal for those who have a nose that needs major restructuring, as it offers your surgeon better access to your nasal bones.
During a closed wide nose rhinoplasty, your surgeon will make incisions inside the nostrils. Because this approach limits the extent to which your surgeon can alter the appearance of your nose, it may be ideal for those with wide noses that need minor restructuring.
A bulbous nose rhinoplasty is ideal for patients with an excessively wide nose at the tip rather than at the bridge. A bulbous nasal tip can be caused by excessive cartilage, too much space between cartilages, poor cartilage definition, or thick skin at the nasal tip.
During a bulbous nose rhinoplasty, which is also known as a tiplasty, your cosmetic surgeon will either make an incision between your nostrils or on the inside of your nostrils (in other words, your bulbous nose rhinoplasty will either be open or closed). Depending on the shape of your bulbous tip, your surgeon will then either tie widespread cartilage together, resulting in a narrower, sharper tip; implant new cartilage on the nose tip, which will cause the nose to extend, in addition to giving it a sharper appearance; or reposition your existing septum cartilage.
Your surgeon may also perform what is known as an alar reduction, which involves either reducing or tying together the fleshy parts of the skin on your nostrils that connect your nose to your face.
Because your nose is such a delicate part of your face, you will need to rest for a while after your wide nose rhinoplasty. You will feel some discomfort around the surgical site, which can be managed with pain medication prescribed by your doctor. Under-eye bruising and the use of a splint — which you will need to wear for the first week after your surgery — may make it difficult for you to work; as a result, and because rest is essential to your recovery, it is recommended that you take some time off following your wide nose rhinoplasty.
Furthermore, it is recommended that you avoid strenuous activity for two to three weeks after your surgery, and that you avoid wearing glasses for four to five weeks, to promote quick and complication-free healing. You should also avoid anything that will irritate your nasal passages, as coughing and sneezing may jeopardize your results, and make sure to eat well-balanced meals and stay hydrated. A complete list of recommendations for ensuring optimal recovery after rhinoplasty can be found here.
Absolutely. Rhinoplasty can permanently fix a nose you consider to be too wide. The technique your surgeon chooses to use will depend on the current structure of your nose, what you hope to achieve, and the technique that would be best to employ.
Before considering rhinoplasty, you should wait until your nose has fully formed. For most patients, this means waiting until they are at least 15 or 16 years old for boys and 13 or 14 years old for girls.
Minors must obtain permission from a parent or guardian for surgery at these ages. It is also critical that all patients, regardless of age, have realistic expectations about surgery and are mentally prepared for the procedure.
If you had rhinoplasty to make your nose thinner, any excessive wideness you notice after surgery is most likely due to swelling. This should be mostly gone in a few weeks.
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