It’s Easy to Trim Down to a Smaller Nose, But What if I Want My Nose to be a Bit Bigger?

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Why Open Rhinoplasty Is Preferred for Nasal Enlargement Surgery

The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) explains the fundamental purpose of nose reshaping surgery, a form of rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty

They also state that the nose is a critical area for providing overall balance and proportion to the whole face.

With this in mind, it just makes sense that some patients may seek to reduce the size of their nose while other patients may want to increase the size of their nose. 

In the same way, rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty are procedures that can address a desire for smaller or larger nose features, such as nostrils, tip, bridge or overall width or length.
In this post, learn more about what happens when you want to increase the size of our nose through rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty.

Which Is Easier: Making Your Nose Smaller or Larger?

As the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery points out, some rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty surgeries are easier to accomplish than others. 

What many patients do not realize is that it is often even more difficult for plastic surgeons to predict the results of a rhinoplasty procedure in advance! 

This is especially the case for rhinoplasty surgeons who are new to medicine, just beginning to perform rhinoplasties or intimidated by rhinoplasties.

Mark Glasgold, expert in revision rhinoplasty in New Jersey, writes that patients also often don’t realize that rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty are two of the most difficult and challenging plastic surgery procedures to perform successfully.

Keeping this in mind, when you add in an outcome that includes increasing the size of your nose, this just adds an extra element of difficulty and challenge to the procedure. 

The reason for this is much simpler than the surgery itself. When you want to increase your nose shape, it is frequently necessary to graft cartilage and/or bone to achieve your goal.

How Is Bone or Cartilage Harvested for Rhinoplasty Enlargement Surgery?

How Is Bone or Cartilage Harvested for Rhinoplasty Enlargement Surgery

There are two basic methods for finding the necessary materials to increase your nose size: using synthetic (man-made) materials or the patient’s own bone or cartilage.

The most common areas where the bone and/or cartilage is harvested, as Science Direct outlines, are from the patient’s ear, ribs or nasal septum, with the nasal septum or ear being preferred whenever possible. 

The harvesting can be done at the same time that the procedure itself is being performed and typically represents a minor surgery.

The other option is to use implants made of synthetic material to enlarge the area(s) of concern inside the nose structure. 

The choice of which is best, grafting or synthetic implants, is a personal one that should be carefully discussed with your surgeon.

The risk of infection is similar for both, but the risk of rejection is higher when synthetic materials are used. 

In the hands of an experienced and knowledgeable board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon, however, either choice is a viable option as best fits your needs.

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Why Open Rhinoplasty Is Preferred for Nasal Enlargement Surgery

Open rhinoplasty, which places tiny incisions inside the nose and in the skin in between the nostril openings, is the preferred surgical approach for nasal enlargement surgery.

This is because open rhinoplasty provides much better visual access to the internal structure of the nose. It is also a safer approach for this same reason.

Open rhinoplasty also permits the most precise placement of the graft or implant material. 

This can be especially important if you are undergoing a revision rhinoplasty to enlarge your nasal airways as well as the overall size of your nose. This always requires navigating around existing scar tissue from previous surgery while minimizing the formation of any new scar tissue.

How to Choose Your Nose Enlargement Rhinoplasty Surgeon

How to Choose Your Nose Enlargement Rhinoplasty Surgeon
How to Choose Your Nose Enlargement Rhinoplasty Surgeon

So while it is always vital to take great care when selecting your plastic and cosmetic surgeon for any procedure, it is simply critical to choose a very knowledgeable, well-trained and clinically experienced surgeon to perform any type of nose reshaping surgery.

There is no substitute for hands-on experience when it comes to predicting in advance how difficult your procedure will be, potential obstacles that may be encountered during your procedure, recovery time and ultimate appearance (cosmetic) and functional (health) outcomes.

This is what you want to look for when you are choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon for a nose reshaping and enlargement procedure:

  • Board certification in plastic, cosmetic and revision surgery is a must!
  • A practice where rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty is done daily.
  • Several years’ experience performing rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty.
  • Involvement in new technology, research, and publication in the field of rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty.
  • Plenty of Before & After photos that showcase excellent outcomes.
  • Positive reviews from patients using independent review websites and apps (not just reviews that have been posted by the practice on their own website).

By looking for these important elements, you can feel much more confident you are selecting a surgeon who has the education, training and hands-on practical skills to deliver the best outcome for your personal goals.

Once you have found a plastic and cosmetic surgeon that meets these qualifications, you can schedule your initial consultation. 

During the consultation, you will have one-to-one time with your surgeon to explain your goals, be examined and schedule your procedure.

About the Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery

Dr. Mark Glasgold, MD, FACS, and Dr. Robert Glasgold, MD, FACS, founded The Glasgold Group and currently serve as its co-medical directors.

Together, Drs. Glasgold brings board-certified expertise in facial plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to clients throughout the East Coast area and beyond.

The Glasgold Group puts patient knowledge, comfort and customer service first and foremost. 

By continually bringing the very latest cutting-edge technology into the practice and maintaining a deeply personalized, individual approach to designing each procedure, patients receive the natural look that is so desirable today with a minimum of recovery downtime.

So This was it for today. I hope you have found this post helpful.

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