Rhinoplasty can help correct several nose problems, here are six of the most common concerns that specialist plastic surgeons can help resolve through Rhinoplasty Surgery.

The bridge of the nose is too wide or flat

A nose that is either flat or broad across the bridge is particularly common in many African, Hispanic and Asian ethnicities. Rhinoplasty surgery can correct this by reducing the width of the nasal bridge, adjusting the tip of the nose as well as adjusting or refining the base of the nose.  After nose bridge augmentation surgery, most patients will notice a significant improvement in the contour of the entire nose and an altered facial appearance.

But you should be aware that the healing process can take up to a year or more before the related swelling resolved completely. Also, you may or may not be comfortable with such a changed appearance — like most things, it can take time to become accustomed to a different look, even if you love the result.

The nose has a large bulbous tip

Patients who have a nose with a large bulbous tip generally have a more rounded tip due to the shape of the lower lateral cartilages. If you have a bulbous nose tip, it can make your nose look disproportionately overly wide or big or in some cases both. A Rhinoplasty procedure can easily fix a rounded nasal, bulbous tip simply by reshaping the lower lateral cartilage.

The nose is too big or long

When an individual has a significantly long or large nose, it can often become the focus of much-unwanted attention. A long or large nose can also detract from other attractive facial features, such as when the nose overshadows the lips or eyes or lips.

This problem may require a more complex Rhinoplasty procedure, consisting of a reduction in the nasal tip along with the creation of a smaller, shorter nose, which can include quite complex nose reshaping procedures. A complex Rhinoplasty can help the patient gain a more balanced facial profile and a front-view that complements the entire face.

The nose is too pointy

Excess cartilage is normally the result of a pointy nose. A cartilage reduction in this area through nose reshaping surgery is often effective; the results can feel and look amazing once the swelling resolves. Rhinoplasty procedures to alter a pointy nose cannot only reduce the size of the nose but round the nose tip off a bit, giving it a softer and less pointy appearance — which in turn changes the overall facial balance.

Remember that nearly all nose surgery involves swelling that might take months to a year — or longer — to resolve fully. Make sure that you are well aware that your final result may not be noticeable for quite some time.

The nose is crooked

A crooked nose is normally because of a facial trauma during the birth process or facial trauma. A crooked nose might also stem from genetic factors — including a potential overgrowth of cartilages and bones that ends up pulling part of the nose ‘off to one side.’

Asymmetry is another problem (out of balance side aspects of the nose), especially if it’s quite noticeable or extreme. This type of “cosmetic flaw” is often more difficult to correct.

Rhinoplasty can effectively correct the problem; however, the procedure should ONLY be administered by an experienced Plastic Surgeon with extensive Rhinoplasty experience and excellent communication skills.

To fix a very crooked nose, the nasal bones must typically be reset through osteotomies. That is a fairly complex and often more invasive procedure than other less traumatic forms of Rhinoplasty, such as Tip Rhinoplasty or Bridge Augmentation. However, the complex surgery can help give you a straighter nose profile.

The nose has a nose-bridge bump or prominent hump

Nasal bumps and humps vary significantly in size and detract from the rest of the face by drawing attention away from the eyes.

When you’re having the consultation with your specialist plastic surgeon, its essential that you discuss the amount of reduction you want over the hump. Some patients may prefer to eliminate the hump entirely to make the bridge of the nose entirely straighter. Other patients may choose to keep some bridge fullness to maintain ethnic or family features.

If you have one or more of the above nose shape concerns and are considering rhinoplasty surgery, take a look at nose jobs Sydney with Shire Cosmetic Medicine for expert advice.