Does stretching the nose make it bigger? (photo)

Can stretching the nose "manually", through gasping and grinning (natural actions) affect it's size on a long term basis? Or does affecting the size of the nostrils or nose demand a much stronger form of manipulation?

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Stretching the Nose

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It is hard to believe than facial expressions will effect the cosmetics of your nose. Nasal trauma from boxing, contact sports, or a motor vehicle accident would be more likely to cause permanent changes in your nose.

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Stretching the Nose

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Every day repetitive facial motion should not have any effect on the nose.  Abnormal stretching or manipulation of the nose can possibly cause trauma to the underlying nasal architecture which could cause deformity.  I would suggest not manipulating your nose in that manner.

Anthony Corrado, DO
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
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