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Fat Nose Rhinoplasty, How To Make It Smaller? (photo)

i have a very big and fat nose . is there a way to make the nose smaller ?

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Fat Nose Rhinoplasty, How To Make It Smaller?

 Rhinoplasty can refine a wide, thick nasal tip by re-shaping the tip cartilages.  This, in my opinion, is an indication for an Open Rhinoplasty vs. a closed technique.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

8500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Rhinoplasty for bulbous tip

  The bulbous tip is addressed by narrowing the tip cartilages with sutures, and cartilage removal. Thick skin  is an obvious impediment to narrowing the tip fully and give  a refined result. Please see the link below for examples of boxy tips we have addressed  in our practice 

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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1101 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104

Fat Nose Rhinoplasty, How To Make It Smaller?

The reason for your nasal shape is shape of your nasal cartilages, thick skin with moderate amount of fatty tissue under the tip. All these need work in order to achieve the desire shape. Not easy since the scars accumulate under the skin after surgery. So, regular follow up and repeated steroid treatments are needed. Otherwise you may get just an improvement rather than change.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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1441 Avocado
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Tip rhinoplasty

Certainly a fat bulbous nose can be narrowed. It would require surgery and a proper evaluation in person. Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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1049 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10028

Fat Nose Rhinoplasty, How To Make It Smaller? (photo)

Yes, of course you could have a smaller, more well defined nose that would enhance your facial appearance and character, and still preserve your ethnicity and balance with your other facial features.  Consult with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon.

Steve Laverson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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477 North El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024

Nasal Tip Rhinoplasty

Generally, the nasal tip can be better defined and refined.  A thorough consultation is recommended so that the inside and outside of your nose can be better evaluated and the nose can be evaluated in proportion to the rest of your face.  Please consult with a board certified specialist who can assist you with achieving the results you seek.

Kimberly Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

416 North Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Making the nose smaller at the time of a rhinoplasty

You have a wide bulbous nasal tip that can be reduced at the time of a rhinoplasty.  It is difficult to assess the rest of your nose from your photos.  But in general the entire nose can be made smaller.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

3096 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Duluth, GA 30097


We can do a surgical diet on that nasal tip. Surgery reduces the fullness of your nasal tip and can make it smaller.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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308 E 79th St
New York, NY 10075

Rhinoplasty for the

Rhinoplasty for the "fat" nose. The skin of the nose can be thinned to a certain point by removing subcutaneous tissue. Grafting with your own cartilage can be done as well to give the nose more definition. Discuss these issues with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon for the best results. Look for a surgeon who does natural, non-operated looking noses.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

416 N Bedford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Fat Nose Rhinoplasty

Hi Romi,

Looks like it is time for a little dieting and exercise for that nose of yours.  Kidding aside, there are methods with rhinoplasty to make your nose smaller.  The nasal cartilages can be trimmed and sutured, the soft tissue under the skin of the tip of your nose can be "defatted", and sometimes cartilage grafting is used.  If your skin is thick and oily in nature then it is much more difficult to get significant changes.  Choose your rhinoplasty surgeon most carefully (either a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, or as Dr. Hughes says a board certified plastic surgeon).  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

16311 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436

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