Ask a doctor

How to Increase Nose Size?

My nose is very small and I want it to make it bigger. What is the best way to do it?

Doctor Answers (3)

Increasing the size of a nose. Augmentation Rhinoplasty

+1

Hard to say exactly what you might need without photos.  That being said, there are many ways to augment certain aspects of your nose.  It really depends on what is your goal, and what is surgically possible.  Best to see a board certified plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist, (ENT).


Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Augmentation Rhinoplasty: Increasing the Size of a Small Nose

+1

For patients who desire a larger nose, the nasal framework must be made larger. This is called augmentation rhinoplasty and can be accomplished via open or closed techniques depending on specific features of the nose.

To increase the size, grafts are placed beneath the skin. While synthetic implants can accomplish this, some patients experience problems such as implant infection, migration, visibility, and even extrusion.

The most reliable means of augmenting the nose is to use natural tissues from the patient (ear, septum, rib cartilage). The type and size of the graft needed depends on what part of the nose needs to be made bigger.

C. Spencer Cochran, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

Augmentation rhinoplasty

+1

Hello Rayan,

The best and most consistent way of augmenting the size of a small nose is through the use of cartilage grafts. It is always best to use your own tissue and we normally use cartilage from your nasal septum, ears or rib. The decision of what tissue to use is made depending on the amount of cartilage needed and what type of tissue is required (soft, flexible cartilage or more rigid and stronger cartilage). This allows us to give patients a long lasting result that will age well and maintain its result. Good luck.

Andres Gantous, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

You might also like...

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.