My nose is getting bigger as I age can rhinoplasty correct these concerns?

This is a question that I answered for a patient that had a hump, and a wider nose but felt that it has gotten worse as she aged. She wondered if a rhinoplasty could correct those elements in her nose.  This is how I answered her questions:

Your Nose can grow as you age and rhinoplasty (Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgeyr and Dr Young is in Bellevue Washington) can correct this and other anatomical characterisitics.  When you age, your skin can enlarge over time which can create the appearance of a larger nose.  Also as you lose volume in your face, the nose can take on a larger role.  Also as ligaments in your nose loosen your nose has a tendency to lengthen further creating the illusion that your nose is getting longer.  Many of these elements can be corrected with a rhinoplasty.  The hump that you have will appear larger because your tip will descend as you age.  This descent also brings your nose closer to your face which makes it look wider. This is a video on Rhinoplasty., scroll down to view.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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