3 Ways Rhinoplasty Can Improve the Appearance of Your Nostrils
Your nose is the central figure of your face and profile, and any modifications to the shape and size of your nose can completely alter your appearance. Many people are unhappy with the contour or size of their noses. Nostril concerns such as thick or unevenness can significantly impact your overall look and may even affect your breathing.
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, is an art form. You need a skilled plastic surgeon who understands how to alter your nasal shape while preserving your unique features and ethnic heritage. Dr. Ashkan Ghavami is a highly respected rhinoplasty surgeon who is recognized worldwide for his ability to improve the function and cosmetic appeal of the nose. Dr. Ghavami can correct most aesthetic issues with the nose, including these concerns with the nostrils:
1. Wide Nostrils
Our rhinoplasty surgeon can adjust the width of your nostrils through nose surgery to reduce how much they flare by removing tissue to narrow the nose. If your wide nostrils are accentuated by a nasal tip pointing upward, Dr. Ghavami can adjust the angle for a less pronounced appearance. Our rhinoplasty surgeon may choose open rhinoplasty, which involves an incision in the strip of skin separating your nostrils (columella) or closed rhinoplasty where the incisions are made inside the nostrils for scarless nose surgery.
2. Thick Nostrils
A thick nose or nostril appearance can be addressed by altering the projection of your nose for a thinner appearance. Dr. Ghavami may remove fat from underneath the skin for a more refined nasal tip. Thick skin around the nostrils and a bulbous nasal tip are some of the most common complaints our patients have about their noses. Our rhinoplasty surgeon can bring harmony to your nostrils, nasal tip and bridge without compromising the functionality. Narrowing the nose by adding projection can deliver a thinner appearance, but you must have realistic expectations.
3. Asymmetrical Nostrils
The columella that divides your nose should be centered; if it’s misaligned, your nostrils may appear uneven. This can be a result of previous nose surgery, facial injury or simply genetics. Nose surgery can reposition the septum and reconstruct an even appearance by removing some cartilage.
If your nostrils are severely uneven, you may have a deviated septum which poses breathing challenges and may cause nosebleeds, facial pain and congestion. The nasal septum divides the nasal cavity in half and is made of cartilage and bone. A deviated (off-center) septum is a common medical concern that can be fixed with rhinoplasty.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nostrils or any part of your nose, contact our rhinoplasty surgeon in Beverly Hills. To discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Ghavami, please request a consultation. You can reach our office via phone or email.