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

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The nose should fit the face

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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

Whether a nose is too big or not is subjective.

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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

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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
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

Is my Nose Considered Big? Would You Operate on It?

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        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?

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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
4.9 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

Nose surgery in Los Angeles

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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 - Account Suspended
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon

Rhinoplasty for big nose

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" 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
4.8 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

Big nose?

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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
4.9 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

You should put a lateral photo

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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

Big Nose?

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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!  

Randolph Capone, MD, FACS
Baltimore Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

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