Nostrils And Nose Bigger Overall, Can This Be Corrected?

My Nostrils Have Spread with Age and my Nose is Bigger Overall.  Can This Be Corrected?

Doctor Answers 8

The ageing nose

It is true that the nose gets longer as the face ages as soft tissue ligaments loosen and gravity takes effect. The nose too can become wider as the facial skeleton looses bone with aging.

These changes can be address and corrected or at least improved upon by a rhinoplasty planned to suit your facial proportions.

Jeremy Hunt


Sydney Plastic Surgeon
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Nostrils And Nose Bigger Overall, Can This Be Corrected?

At any age a rhinoplasty can be done.  the shape and size of the nose as well as the nostrils can be altered.  It is important to see a board certified Plastic Surgeon to evaluate your nose and formulate a plan based on your desires.

Thomas Guillot, MD
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty for large nose

 Rhinoplasty can change the shape of the nose to reduce the overall size, width,  projection, and dorsal hump.  An alar-plasty  procedure will narrow the nostrils and can be performed at the same time. The rhinoplasty procedure takes  approximately 1-1/2 hours under  general anesthesia as an outpatient surgical procedure. A rhinoplasty can be performed at any age.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nostril Reduction

A reduction in the alar width,width of the nose, is possible at any age.You should provide a photograph to allow a more detailed comment.

Jay M. Pensler, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Bigger nose and nostrils => rhinoplasty

real self requires that at least 100 characters be used in all answers.  i dont need that many to say "yes, most likely" 

Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Correcting aging problems with nasal shape and contour

You would need to submit a photograph to understand your overall concerns.  Yes the width of the nostrils can be corrected and the overall size of the nasal tip can be reduced. One of the problems that occurs with age it a thickening of the skin of the end of the nose this can make fine changes to the nose more difficult. 

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Nasal Changes with Age

A rhinoplasty, including nostril reduction can be done at any age as long as the patient  is in good health or any ailments are medically controlled. In older patients it is frequently beneficial to improve compromised nasal breathing which has developed over the years.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nostril reduction

Nostrils can be reduced in size either as part of a rhinoplasty or as an independent procedure. A nostril reduction by itself can be done under local anesthesia in less than an hour.

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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