How to fix flared nostrils and downward pointing nose when I smile? (photos)
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How to Fix Flared Nostrils and Decrease Inferior Movement of Tip When Smiling
All things that can be improved with rhinoplasty...
Rhinoplasty surgery can correct flared nostrils and a pointed nasal tip.
I often hear rhinoplasty patients address the same concern you share related to being displeased with the look of their nostrils. Often, wider nostrils can create the appearance of an oversized nose that does not fit with the rest of your facial features. When I examine a patient and their nostrils are either too large or wide, it does take the attention away from your eyes and face in a manner where there is a disproportionate amplification placed on your nostrils.
Regarding your concerns about the tip of your nose pulling down to a point, that involves surgically correcting your nasal tip in a procedure that is commonly referred to as nasal tip rhinoplasty.
Lastly, if you are suffering from a deviated septum that can cause many issues related to air flow and breathing and be a life long discomfort to a patient. However, surgically correcting a deviated septum will not change the appearance of your nose.
My advice to you would be to research a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon that specializes in rhinoplasty surgery, specifically tip rhinoplasty and septoplasty surgery. It is a very personal decision to undergo rhinoplasty surgery and you need to consult with a surgeon that has a unified vision with you so that you are pleased with your desired surgical results.
I wish you the best of luck as you work on improving your overall appearance and health.
Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS
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How to fix flared nostrils and downward pointing nose when I smile?
You indicated your problems only exist when you smile, which represents an active motion as opposed to rest. For the nose being pulled down, you can either use Botox on a muscle that is there or if you are undergoing a septoplasty, that muscle can be surgically removed. You might want to use Botox first to see how removing that muscle looks, as it can affect your smile.
For the widening of the nostrils, if you like your appearance at rest then surgery is not recommend to narrow your nostrils. The reason is you would then not like how your nose looks at rest.
I would recommend you consult with a facial plastic surgeon. This way you can go over your concerns and what your goals with any surgical procedure would be. If you like your nose at rest, then surgery can't improve soemthing that you like. If there is something that bothers you about your nose, like mentioning the curve on the bridge of your nose, then surgery can help that.
I hope this helps and good luck.
I hope this helps :)
Rhinoplasty, some advices;
Through rhinoplasty we make small changes, but that is quite noticeable. After having analyzed all the info. and photos provided to us, i recommend you perform a Full Rhinoplasty, includding narrowing of the nasal base, with nasal bones treatment, and alar and triangular nasal cartilages shaping.
With this procedure you get a delicate nose, better harmonize with your other facial features.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Flared nostrils and dropping tip on smiling
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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