Can Rhinoplasty Reduce The Width Of My Nose?

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Of all our facial features, the nose arguably makes the biggest impact on a person’s overall look. For men and women who are unhappy with the size or shape of their noses, looking in the mirror each day can be discouraging. Fortunately, rhinoplasty surgery offers patients the exciting opportunity to reshape their noses and achieve better harmony between their facial features. Acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester (aka Dr. Chiddy) and the expert team at Jerry Chidester, M.D. Plastic & Hand Surgery understand the frustration of being unhappy with your nose and are proud to offer advanced rhinoplasty in Draper, UT to help patients finally feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. Keep reading to discover the exciting benefits of rhinoplasty, including how it can address your concerns about the width of your nose.

Can rhinoplasty fix a wide nose tip?

Whether you have been unhappy with the width of your nose for years or have only recently noticed your nose getting wider due to aging or trauma, rhinoplasty can help. In fact, having a wide nose is one of the most common concerns that lead patients to pursue nose surgery in the Greater Salt Lake City area. Additional cosmetic and functional problems that can be addressed with rhinoplasty include:

  • Width of nose (too wide or too narrow)
  • Overall shape and size of nose
  • Nose looks too masculine or feminine
  • Nose doesn’t fit the face
  • Asymmetric nose
  • Bump in nose
  • Crooked nose
  • Upturned tip of nose
  • Wide or bulbous tip of nose
  • Nostril size
  • Deviated septum
  • Obstructed breathing
  • Disrupted sleep/snoring/sleep apnea

What kind of rhinoplasty do I need for a wide nose?

During your initial consultation for rhinoplasty in Draper, UT, Dr. Chiddy will carefully evaluate your nasal anatomy, discuss your concerns and goals, and determine which type of rhinoplasty may be right for you. For patients whose primary concerns are cosmetic rather than functional, Dr. Chiddy may recommend a traditional rhinoplasty, which can include bone reduction/reshaping, tissue reshaping, cartilage grafting, and more.

Depending on the nature of severity of your concerns, Dr. Chiddy will make the decision between an open vs. closed rhinoplasty approach. In an open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made on the outside of the base of the nose, just between the nostrils. This allows Dr. Chiddy maximum visibility and access to the inner structures of the nose, and the resulting scar is virtually imperceptible. During closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Chiddy places all incisions and sutures internally, meaning there is no resulting scar.

If you have additional concerns about the form and function of your nose, Dr. Chiddy may recommend a more specialized form of nasal surgery, such as:

  • Ethnic rhinoplasty
  • Revision rhinoplasty
  • Functional rhinoplasty

Can rhinoplasty reduce nostril size?

Many patients who seek surgery for a wide nose also wonder about reducing wide nostrils with rhinoplasty. Don’t hesitate to discuss this with Dr. Chiddy during your initial consultation so that he can create a customized surgical plan that addresses all of your concerns.

Enhance your natural beauty with rhinoplasty in Salt Lake City, UT

There’s no question that having a wide nose or misshapen nose can change the entire look of your face. With advanced rhinoplasty, patients can finally achieve a beautiful balance that allows their other features to shine through. To learn more about the exciting possibilities of rhinoplasty in Draper, UT, schedule a consultation with distinguished board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester at Jerry Chidester, M.D. Plastic & Hand Surgery today!

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