Permanent Change in Nose Shape After Nose Huggie?

Can something like the Nose Huggie really alter the shape of your nose permanently? It's basically a nose clip, that they claim will change the shape of your nose overtime.

Doctor Answers 4

Fillers and Surgery change the shape of the nose

While a gimmick product such as the Nose Huggie might compress the skin temporarily, thereby changing the shape of your nose, it is extremely unlikely to result in a permanent and cosmetic change. Be careful of products that promise a great deal but have no testing or other verifiable proof to back up their claims.

Pasadena Facial Plastic Surgeon
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In today's world there is a lot of hype and over promised results from different plastic surgery providers. As a consumer you have to do your own research and be aware. Although any tissue including bone is moldable over time, the results that this product website claims are impossible and way too good to be true.

Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Not likely to help

The upper 1/3 of the nose is bone, so clamps will damage the skin and soft tissue and not the bones.
The lower 2/3 of the nose is cartilage and cartilage such as the ribs and ear have memory.  So your device is not likely to help in a adult nose.
In children ear cartilages have been successfully reshaped in the first month of lip to reduce prominent ears.  But in adults, pressing the ears does not over time reshape the ears.

Keith Denkler, MD
Marin Plastic Surgeon
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Non surgical nose job in Los Angeles

These devices have found limited application as longterm nose reshaping procedures. The gold standard remains a rhinoplasty. 


Dr. Karamanoukian 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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