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Rhinoplasty Surgery for Flat Noses: A Comprehensive Guide

The nose is one of the most prominent parts of the face. It literally shapes your appearance and contributes to how people perceive you.

If you have a flat nose, you might not be happy with it for many reasons: because it can make your profile look more masculine, because it makes breathing difficult, or simply because you don’t like how long or wide it appears.

Regardless of the reason why, rhinoplasty surgery can help by adding length and height to the nose so that its shape is more feminine and appealing.

This article will provide a comprehensive guide on what this procedure entails as well as tips on getting prepared for surgery and recovering afterward.

Types of Flat Noses

The Saddle Nose

Also called the boxer’s nose, saddle nose describes a nose shape where the tip of the nose has height but the middle section is flat, resembling the shape of a saddle when looked at from the side.

To achieve the desired result, the rhinoplasty specialist needs to raise the middle section, usually by adding a dorsal implant. This can be cartilage from other body parts or a synthetic implant.

The Asian Nose

In many Asian countries, the population tends to have a flatter nose shape than people from other continents. This can include the middle section as well as the tip of the nose.

Here, the surgeon needs to work on both reshaping the mid-section and raise the tip at the same time to create a balanced, sharper look.

How to Reshape a Flat Nose?

Flat nose rhinoplasty is a procedure that reshapes the nose to give it more curve and shape in order to achieve desired results for your face-lineup. It can add length and height for a more feminine appearance.

flat nose rhinoplasty on female patient

These rhinoplasties usually include grafts from nearby areas like skin tissue, rib cartilage, and ear lobes into nasal passages when the bone needs to be augmented.

In some cases, the surgeon might need to break the nasal bone in a controlled way so it can be rebuilt to form a balanced shape together with the graft. This is a meticulous process and requires an experienced specialist to ensure the desired look is achieved.

Nose surgery may also be done to reduce an overhanging tip of the nose so that it droops less; to alter the shape of the nostrils; narrowing one side or adding height using cartilage from another part of your body in order to balance asymmetries between sides.

The Surgery Procedure

Before rhinoplasty surgery takes place, you must undergo general anesthesia so that you are completely unconscious during the operation (unless special arrangements have been made).

Depending on the exact nasal areas that need reshaping, the surgeon performs closed or open rhinoplasty.

During a closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon will make an incision in your nostrils and pull the tissues back so that the bones are exposed for reshaping.

The surgery is done via the nostrils so there is little visible mark left after the healing stage.

Read more about the pros and cons of closed rhinoplasty here.

With open rhinoplasty, the mid-section of the nose will be exposed, granting full access to the specialist to the bone and the middle nasal structure.

In some cases, it is necessary to break down one side using forceps either manually or with bone-cutting tools to make it more symmetric.

Learn the pros and cons of open rhinoplasty here.

When finished, the surgeon will use stitches and cover your nose using a dressing or bandage.

In most cases, you will be leaving the hospital the same day.

Nose Bridge Surgery Cost

Our all-inclusive package price is the same for most nose surgeries, including wide nose rhinoplasty. The £6450 cost covers all pre-and post-operation expenses, as well as all medications and instruments used during the procedure.

Recovery Process After a Dorsal Augmentation

After you have been awake following the procedure, your nose will feel like it’s stuffed up because surgeons usually leave some packing inside during the operation that stays until most of the bleeding has stopped.

At this point, you are discharged from the hospital. You can recover at home while being in contact with our experienced rhinoplasty team in London.

You’ll likely need someone to help you during this time since it’s not advisable for patients to go back to social settings during the first days due to the increased risk of catching a viral infection.

Most people are able to resume normal activities about one week after rhinoplasty surgery if no complications have occurred during the procedure or during the recovery process.

You can expect mild pain while healing which can be managed with pain medication. Your face will also look swollen and bruised for a couple of weeks afterward, but your nose should feel better as it’s healing.

Your doctor will prescribe painkillers which should be taken according to instructions.

Read our comprehensive guide on rhinoplasty aftercare here.

FAQ

Can a flat nose be reshaped without surgery?

Bones and cartilage determine the shape of your nose, which cannot be altered without surgery. You can contour your nose with makeup if you’re unhappy with it. It’s the cheapest and easiest method.

Can you get a nose job with a flat nose?

Yes, you can. A flat nose can be reshaped using a nasal bridge grafting procedure. (PubMed)

What is a flat nose bridge?

The nasal bridge refers to the bony area at the top of the nose. Low nasal bridges are flat and do not protrude. Individuals can have varying degrees of flatness. Many people of Asian and African descent have a low nasal bridge. (ScienceDirect)

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