Rhinoplasties, or nose jobs, can help you fix those imperfections that may always have bothered you about your nose. They can also address more serious issues that might keep you from breathing correctly. But what kind of nose shapes can these procedures help with?
1. Fixing a Boxy Nose Tip
If you have a boxy nasal tip, you have cartilage at the bottom of your nose that is either rectangular or square, giving your nose tip a boxy appearance. To fix this issue, Dr. Gandolfi can reshape and remove the cartilage that causes the problem.
2. Dealing With a Nose Hump
Nose humps are common, and Dr. Gandolfi has experience helping people get the straighter look they want. Nose humps usually occur on the ridge of the nose, and they can result from genetics or injuries. A rhinoplasty may help shave down the hump.
3. Decreasing a Bulbous Nose Tip
Having a bulbous nose tip can be as frustrating as having a boxy one. The main difference between the two shapes is that a bulbous tip is rounder.
Rhinoplasty allows Dr. Gandolfi to remove cartilage from the tip of your nose and work what remains into a smaller shape. As a result, you can enjoy a more angular and defined nose tip.
4. Reshaping a Pinched Nose
A rhinoplasty may help you obtain a more natural look if you have a nose pinched near the tip. Some people are born with pinched noses. However, that is only the case for some people who struggle with this concern.
Most people got their pinched nose from a previous unsuccessful rhinoplasty. The pinched look comes from a surgeon removing too much cartilage.
But there’s no need to continue living with this look if you’re unhappy with it. Dr. Gandolfi can widen the tip, which makes your nose look better while at the same time helping you to breathe more easily.
5. Tweaking a Plunging Nose Tip
When you smile, you may notice the tip of your nose pointing down toward your lips. Although it’s not always visible, a plunging nose tip can be frustrating. Dr. Gandolfi can fix this issue by anchoring the tip to muscles higher up in your nose while avoiding over-tightening the muscles to prevent a scrunched appearance.
6. Narrowing a Wide Nose
Many people worry their noses are too wide or broad. Sometimes, this can mean that the bridge of the nose is overly wide. A traditional rhinoplasty procedure can involve breaking the bones at the bridge and then reshaping them to give you a narrower look.
7. Removing a Hanging Columella
A hanging columella is not a common issue. However, if you do have it, you can get help. A hanging columella happens when the skin between your nostrils hangs down below your nose.
This may leave your nose looking disproportionately long and out of balance with the rest of your features. Rhinoplasty can reduce the length of the septum to give you a more balanced appearance.
Fixing Your Nose’s Shape With Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty offers a chance to address the cosmetic issues affecting your appearance and breathing and improve your quality of life. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brad M. Gandolfi offers rhinoplasty and many other cosmetic procedures so that you can look and feel great. If you’re thinking about nose surgery but are unsure whether it’s right for you, read more about rhinoplasty today.