Rhinoplasty for a Wide Nose: What to Know to Get the Best Results

  • March 13, 2020

The size, shape, and projection of your nose can affect the balance of all your other facial features. If you have a nose that appears too wide at the bridge or base, you might feel that it detracts from your eyes, mouth, or chin. When performed by an experienced, highly trained surgeon such as Denver’s Dr. Jeffrey L. Schmidt, rhinoplasty can make a significant improvement by correcting your concerns and creating a new nose that produces greater harmony on your face.

What Can a Rhinoplasty Do for You?

A board-certified rhinoplasty surgeon can alter your nose by reducing or increasing the overall size, removing a hump, changing the angle between the nose and the upper lip, adjusting the shape of the tip or the bridge, or narrowing the span of the nostrils. Dr. Schmidt accomplishes these transformations by strategically removing, adding, or reshaping cartilage or bone.

Some patients with respiratory problems, which are common among people with wider noses, may also seek a rhinoplasty to correct these issues. The flattened nasal passages associated with broad noses can lead to problems such as sleep apnea, a potentially severe condition in which people repeatedly stop breathing during the night.

Your Tailored Treatment Plan

Though the fundamental goal of rhinoplasty is to improve the cosmetic form and preserve or improve the function of the nose, each surgery requires a customized approach. After meeting you in person and evaluating your nasal anatomy and the thickness of your skin, Dr. Schmidt will choose the method that’s best for you. Your ethnic heritage and gender identity may also play a role in this decision. Dr. Schmidt takes great care to listen to each patient’s concerns to perform a surgery that creates symmetrical and natural-looking results.

Dr. Schmidt understands that his rhinoplasty patients don’t want an “overdone” look, nor do they want it to seem as if someone else’s nose has appeared on their face. He also knows that when it comes to your facial proportions, your nose might not be your only trouble spot. In some cases, Dr. Schmidt may recommend complementary procedures to go hand in hand with your nose alteration, such as a chin reshaping or cheek augmentation.

How to Prepare for Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

Your first step before getting a rhinoplasty surgery will be to schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Schmidt in his Denver office. For this meeting, come prepared to discuss what you would like to change about your nose. Dr. Schmidt will evaluate your nose and face shape, and advise you on what he can do to improve the balance of your facial features. He also provides cutting-edge 3D imaging software as a powerful tool that sets up realistic expectations by helping you envision how your nose will look after surgery.

Be sure to request to view before-and-after photos of patients with similar facial anatomy to yours. These pictures will give you an idea of how Dr. Schmidt has addressed similar patients’ worries.

Learn More About Rhinoplasty for a Wide Nose in Denver

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon who trained at one of the world’s premier facial plastic surgery training institutions, Dr. Schmidt has honed his skills as a rhinoplasty surgeon over the past decade. He takes great care to perform each rhinoplasty surgery with an eye for detail and artistry, relying on his extensive knowledge of facial anatomy.

If a wide nose troubles you, you have options to restore the symmetry of your face. Through his surgical techniques, Dr. Schmidt will strive to give you the nose you wish you’d been born with. Your choice of surgeon can make all the difference in your results. Contact us today to schedule your in-person rhinoplasty consultation.

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