The nose should fit the face
It is difficult to tell from a single frontal photograph about the appropriateness of nose surgery. As a surgeon, we would not operate on a nose because of any predetermined measurement. We make a decision with the patient about rhinoplasty surgery based on the specific concerns of the patient. You should have a consultation with a rhinoplasty surgeon and discuss your concerns. At that time, he or she could review and show you with computer imaging the reasonable goals of this surgery.
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Whether a nose is too big or not is subjective.
If you like your face there's no reason to worry about the size of your nose. If you're wondering how you would look with a rhinoplasty visit a plastic surgeon who provides video imaging.
Rhinoplasty for a big nose
The decision for a rhinoplasty is completely up to you
If you are asking if you would look better with a rhinoplasty, then yes, we can make the nose smaller
You just have to be ready for a rhinoplasty and when you are, please visit a rhinoplasty specialist who can address all of your concerns
Is my Nose Considered Big? Would You Operate on It?
If you want the overall dimensions of your nose reduced, this can be accomplished. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Is My Nose Big?
Based on the one picture, your nose looks a bit large but not excessive. In the end, it is really your opinion, not anyone else's , if you should consider surgery.
Nose surgery in Los Angeles
Are you happy with your nose? This is a personal decision that only you can answer. If you are considering a rhinoplasty give us a call to schedule a consultation. If you live out of state we can do a virtual consultation and answer any questions you may have. Good luck
Rhinoplasty for big nose
" A big nose" is a relative term and each individual patient must make their own decisions on whether or not they would like to perform a rhinoplasty. Computer imaging is available on our website for you to try, to give yourself an idea what your new nose might look like. Please see the link below
Only you can determine that. What may bother one person will not bother another. If you are interested in surgery see a board certified surgeon who does frequent rhinoplasty. They can morph your photos for you to evaluate the change you desire. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
You should put a lateral photo
if you could put a lateral photo, perhaps we consider to put only a chin graft to improve nose shape, because when chin is small normally the nose looks huge, so augmenting the chin=lessen nose seize
An answer to your question really depends upon the answer to the next 2 questions: 1.) Do YOU think your nose is big, and 2.) Does your surgeon think making your nose smaller will enhance your facial proportions and improve your look after the nose is made smaller? I'd recommend you see a surgeon (or two) in consultation whereby you can discuss things after a good facial exam. Included in the consultation should absolutely be A.) a digital photo imaging session so you can see what a rhinoplasty might look like and B.) a thorough nasal airway exam to prevent any postoperative nasal congestion. Good luck!