How Can Rhinoplasty Improve My Nose's Appearance?

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For many of us, feeling self-conscious about our nose is a daily struggle and often one that can interfere with our social lives, relationships, and even success at work — but you don't have to live with the nose you were born with. At Accent on Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. James Fernau, a board-certified plastic surgeon, understands how an unattractive or asymmetric nose can impact your self-esteem and overall quality of life. Dr. Fernau is dedicated to helping men and women achieve the confidence and facial harmony they deserve through rhinoplasty surgery, and you can join them. Keep reading to discover the exciting changes that may be possible for you with a life-changing rhinoplasty — from narrowing a wide nose, reshaping an asymmetric nose, and even improving your nasal breathing.

What changes can be made with a nose job?

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, offers the potential for dramatic improvements in facial balance and overall appearance. While there are limitations based on individual nasal anatomy and other factors, rhinoplasty can significantly enhance one's looks and even improve certain functional issues, such as breathing obstructions. Specific functional and cosmetic concerns that rhinoplasty can address may include:

  • Nose width (too wide or too narrow)
  • Unwanted dorsal hump
  • Bump in the nasal bridge
  • Bulbous nasal tip
  • Large nostrils
  • Asymmetric nostrils
  • An upturned nose ("pig nose")
  • Hooked nose
  • Flat nose
  • Crooked nose and/or deviated septum

Additionally, Dr. Fernau may recommend rhinoplasty surgery to address unwanted results of previous nose surgery — sometimes referred to as a "botched" nose job — or to improve nasal obstruction and obstructed breathing or snoring.

Will a nose job make me look different?

Because the nose is such a prominent facial feature, fine-tuning its size, shape, symmetry, and other characteristics can have a dramatic impact on a person's look, but that doesn't mean they will look like a totally different person necessarily. One of the main goals of rhinoplasty, in fact, is to enhance the overall appearance while ensuring that patients still look like themselves — just with more attractive, refined, and balanced features. Dr. Fernau carefully tailors each rhinoplasty to align with the patient's unique goals and desires, focusing on achieving a natural, harmonious look that complements the rest of the facial features. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Fernau will take ample time to discuss your concerns and desired outcome, explaining what results may be possible for you and how your overall facial balance may change and improve with rhinoplasty surgery.

What is a liquid nose job, and is it an alternative to surgery?

For those who are not ready for surgical rhinoplasty, injectable dermal fillers offer a temporary solution known as a nonsurgical nose job or liquid nose job. This option can make minor adjustments to the nose's shape and contour. However, for more comprehensive, lasting, and customizable results, surgical rhinoplasty remains the preferred method. Still, don't hesitate to discuss the possibility of nonsurgical rhinoplasty with Dr. Fernau if that is an option you may be interested in.

Get a nose handcrafted just for you with rhinoplasty surgery in Pittsburgh, PA

The appearance of your nose can significantly impact your overall facial aesthetics and self-esteem. If you're tired of feeling self-conscious about your nose, take the first step toward a new look and increased confidence by contacting our caring team at Accent on Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation in Pittsburgh, PA board-certified plastic surgery Dr. James Fernau today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.