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Is my Nose Considered Big? Would You Operate on It? (photo)

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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.


Boca Raton Facial Plastic Surgeon
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1601 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton, FL 33487

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.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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365 East Paces Ferry Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Rhinoplasty for a big nose

Dear jou0212,

  1. The decision for a rhinoplasty is completely up to you
  2. If you are asking if you would look better with a rhinoplasty, then yes, we can make the nose smaller
  3. 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

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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201 South Lasky Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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435 North Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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. 

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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2333 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618

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

George T. Boris, MD, FRCS, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

9700 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90232

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

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 70 reviews

1101 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104

Big nose?

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.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342-5029

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

Ramon Navarro, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon

Calle 54 No. 365 T