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Beyond Beauty Blog: The Surgeon's Secrets

Can a rhinoplasty or nose job surgery make my nose bigger?

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Question: I’m a 30-year-old Hispanic male and my nose is too small for my face; can a nose job or rhinoplasty make my nose bigger?

4Answer: Absolutely!  If your nose doesn’t have enough height and/or projection, an implant can be used in an open rhinoplasty procedure to make the nose stronger and more masculine.  I typically use Medpor, a synthetic micro-mesh made from the same material that is used for joint replacements.  It allows your body’s own tissues to integrate with it, which makes it more stable.  If your nose is too short (in the space defined between the top of your lip and the bridge of the nose), grafts can be used to lengthen your nose.  Implants are usually synthetic and grafts typically come from cartilage, skin and/or muscle from your own body.

Read more about the Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) procedure.

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