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If You Flare Your Nostrils Will They Get Bigger?

If you constantly flare your nostrils will they stay that way?

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If you flare your nostrils will they get bigger?

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Flaring your nostrils will not cause them to increase in size, and they will return to their natural shape. I hope this helps answer your question, and I wish you the best of luck.

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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Flaring your nostrils

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Flare away! :-) Nope, flaring the nostrils will not make them bigger. And on a related note, one really can't bulk up facial muscles like one can the muscles of the body by working them out. At most, very expressive facial movements can cause some wrinkles from the constant folding of the skin, but that's about it.

All the best,

--DCP

Pearson Facial Plastic Surgery®

Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

No

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But this reminds me of an old story, where a child constantly makes an ugly face and their parent tells them that if they continue to do it, their face will freeze in that ugly look --- it does not happen.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Flaring your nostrils will not permanently affect shape!

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Muscles can pull the nostrils into a flared appearance, but cartilage and skin have elasticity and springiness that return the nostrils to their baseline shape when the muscles are relaxed. So even if someone doesn't like how you look when you flare your nostrils ("Don't do that or they'll STAY that way!"), they really won't "stay that way." Best wishes! Dr. Tholen

Web reference: http://www.mpsmn.com/face-procedures/nose-surgery

Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

Flaring of your nostrils will not change nasal shape

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Despite what your mother may say, flaring of your nostrils will not make a permanent change to the shape of your nose.  

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Flaring nostrils

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Dear starshine27,

  1. Flaring your nostrils should not permanently change the shape of them
  2. Time and genetics will change the shape of your nose

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Web reference: http://www.eosplasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.htm

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Flaring nostrils and enlarging them

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Flaring your nostrils should not impact your  nostril size.  Genetics account for the size  of the nostrils.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Permanent increase in nostril size will not occur by constant flaring

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Your nostril size or shape will not permanently change by constant flaring. Thanks for asking your question. Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Flaring your nostrils will NOT cause permanent enlargement.

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Flaring your nostrils will NOT cause permanent enlargement. When you relax the muscles that create nasal flaring the shape of your nose will return to normal. That type of episodic flaring of the nostrils should not create any permanent change. I hope this information is helpful. 

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Web reference: http://weberfacialplasticsurgery.com/rhinoplasty/

Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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