Injuries Leading to Tissue Damage Causing my Nose to Widen, Can It Be Fixed and Look Natural?

I am a competitive cheerleader and have had many girls fall onto my face out of the air and competition.practice. Always getting it checked doctors say only tissue is damaged. But I notice my nose is wider and lost its shape of before. Can this be fixed and look natural?

Doctor Answers 5

No signs of trauma

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Your nose appears normal despite the trauma inflicted.  You have a wide bulbous tip that can be refined with a rhinoplasty.  A profile view could help to assess whether dorsal reduction would be indicated as well.  I would recommend it as long as further risk of injury is diminished.

Narrowing nose that has widened by repeated injuries

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The nose can certainly be narrowed from a preexisting standpoint by suturing the nasal tip cartilages in such a fashion to look natural.  This will give a more angular and sculpted look to the tip rather than being so round and bulbous.  If there is a hump on the nasal bridge, it can also be addressed.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

Rhinoplasty to narrow nose

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Based on your photos it appears that you would be a good candidate for surgery - but it is hard to tell whether the width of your nose is related to the past injury or not

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 231 reviews

Damage Secondary to Nasal Trauma

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Your nose can be narrowed and definition improved with rhinoplasty surgery. However, don't do the surgery until you have stopped competing and getting hit in the nose.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Rhinoplasty for the wide nose with a bulbous tip and hump.

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Rhinoplasty for the wide nose with a bulbous tip and hump will give you what you want a prettier nose with a more feminine tip. Choose an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon for the best result.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

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