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How to Get a Straighter or Smaller Nose

Straighter or Smaller Nose
Dr. Phillip Chang

Dr. Phillip Chang

Board Certified By The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Voted Top Plastic Surgeon in Loudoun, Virginia
Offices in Leesburg, Virginia.

Best of Loudoun 2019
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Noses come in all shapes and sizes, but so many of us go through life hating our nose. In most cases, a smaller, straighter nose is the goal. And it’s a goal that’s 100 percent attainable, with both surgical and non-surgical options for getting the gorgeous nose you’ve always wanted.

Nose Reshaping: A Few Things to Think About

Your nose is the focal feature of the face. That’s why even a new and improved nose has to fit your face and mesh with your other features. Your favorite movie star’s nose may work as a guideline, but it has to look great onyou. Your doctor will work with you to get the look you want while making sure it works with your bone structure. Keep in mind that balance is the key!

Why Choose a Surgical Nose Job?

A surgical nose job (or rhinoplasty) is a proven option for achieving the nose you want on a permanent basis, especially when your goal is to have a smaller nose. Here are some of the main reasons patients turn to surgical rhinoplasty, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:

  • To change the width of the nose at the bridge
  • To remove humps or depressions on the bridge
  • To fix an enlarged, drooping, upturned or hooked tip
  • To correct large, wide or upturned nostrils
  • To make the nose more symmetrical

What Does a Surgical Nose Job Involve?

A surgical nose job is a big commitment, but if you need a more dramatic and permanent change, surgery is the way to go.You’ll start with a consultation with your doctor, where you’ll discuss your goals and medical history with the surgeon. Your doctor will examine your face, take photographs, and discuss the available options for getting the look you want.

While most nose jobs are done on an outpatient basis, a traditional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure, so it will require anesthesia. Your surgeon will remove the skin of your nose through a series of incisions (these are usually made inside the nose, so they won’t be visible). Then the surgeon will work on underlying bone and cartilage to change the shape of the nose. This often means removing bone or cartilage to achieve a smaller, straighter look, but it can also involve taking cartilage from another area of the nose and grafting it onto the targeted area.

Recovery Time

One of the things patients should remember about a surgical nose job is that they’ll need to factor recovery time into their decision. After surgery, your doctor will put a splint on the nose to help support it as it heals. You’ll need to keep the splint and bandages on the nose for about a week. You can also expect swelling and bruising to last around two weeks, so be sure to build in recovery time to your schedule!

What are the Advantages of a Surgical Nose Job?

For patients who are looking to reduce the size of their nose or make major changes, a surgical rhinoplasty is the best (and sometimes only) option. Unlike non-surgical options, surgical rhinoplasty is a permanent, one-time investment in improving your appearance!

What is a Non-Surgical Nose Job?

A non-surgical rhinoplasty involves using cosmetic fillers to change your nose’s appearance. A non-surgical procedure can’t actually decrease the size of the nose but here are some of the things it can do:

  • Smooth out bumps
  • Boost the height of the bridge
  • Raise the angle of the tip of the nose
  • Make the nose look fuller
  • Create a straighter look (which can make the nose look smaller in some cases)

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a client favorite for small changes, and Juvederm is a popular injectable gel filler that our clients love for a range of procedures, including non-surgical nose reshaping. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler in a clear gel form and is often used to erase lines and wrinkles or to plump cheeks and lips. It’s ideal for getting rid of bumps and making the nose look straighter, fuller or less droopy.

What are the Advantages of a Non-Surgical Nose Job?

A non-surgical nose reshaping is less expensive and less invasive than traditional rhinoplasty, and it can take as little as 15 minutes. There is no bruising or swelling, so clients can get back to work right away. The up-front costs of non-surgical treatment are much lower, but the procedure will need to be redone every year or so to maintain your desired look.

Finally, the great thing about a Juvederm nose reshaping is that it’s reversible-so it let’s patients check out a new look without the commitment and expense of a full rhinoplasty.

Nose Reshaping: The Right Doctor is Key

Rhinoplasty is one of the most satisfying and artistic procedures in plastic surgery. It is a very popular cosmetic procedure, but not all plastic surgeons do it. The nose is a delicate and prominent feature, so reshaping it requires a high level of skill and experience. It requires a surgeon with a keen sense of aesthetics who can help patients find the look that best suits their face.

Whether you want to make big changes or small with a surgical or non-surgical procedure, Board Certified physician Dr. Phillip Chang has the expertise and artistry to help you get the perfect nose for you. Call us today to book your free consultation.

Finally, the great thing about a Juvederm nose reshaping is that it’s reversible-so it let’s patients check out a new look without the commitment and expense of a full rhinoplasty.


Most frequent questions and answers

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The Acne Clear BBL is a cutting-edge acne treatment that uses the power of light to comfortably and effectively clear acne without expensive creams or toxic medicines…

Brown sun and age spots are some of the first signs of aging and sun damage.

Treatment options include

  1. Creams such as hydroquinone and retin A.  Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent while Retin A increases cellular turnover.  Over-the-counter creams will generally not have high enough concentrations to be effective.
  2. Forever Young BBL – Cutting edge technology providing the most powerful and effective IPL option.

The Forever Young BBL uses Broad Band Light to alter skin melanin and rejuvenate cellular DNA.  Instead of spending time and money on ineffective skin care products many of our patients have turned to the Forever Young BBL to make their skin more vibrant and youthful; reducing brown and red pigmentation problems, promoting collagen, and rejuvenating cellular DNA. It is the most popular laser treatment in our clinic.

What to expect from the Forever Young BBL:

  • Treatments take 20-30 minutes
  • Up to 80% improvement after a single treatment.
  • Most patients will benefit from adding a Micro Laser Peel and a Profractional Laser Peel ( Triple Laser Package )
  • Fine facial lines and wrinkles are a result of UV sun damage, the breakdown of collagen, and a decrease in skin hydration. The Micro Laser Peel and the Profractional Laser are ablative lasers designed to reverse these changes.

    • The Micro Laser Peel precisely ablates the surface skin in order to remove UV damaged skin
    • The Profractional Laser ablates deep columns of skin that can reach to the deep dermis. This allows for skin contraction but it also encourages new cell grown and organizes new collagen

    Results depend on the depth of treatment. Recovery from a maintenance treatment can be as little as a day; but recovery from aggressive treatments can be as much as 7 days. Many patients will benefit from the addition of the Forever Young BBL ( Triple Laser Package ).

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