Nose Shaping


Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose? You are not alone. Many people are interested in reshaping their nose for a variety of reasons. A nose that is out of proportion with the rest of one’s face can cause a great deal of distress. This can occur naturally but can also be the result of trauma such as a broken nose. An unusually shaped nose may have physical consequences as well, such as the breathing problems that can come with a deviated septum. Illuminate has the nose shaping procedures you need to address these issues.

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In many cases, a nose that is too large for the face or that is not perfectly symmetrical is just a matter of chance and heredity. Sometimes, a person may not like their nose size or shape even if it is not particularly different from the average. In other situations, an unusual nose shape may result if a nose has been broken in the past and has not healed properly. Whatever the cause, there is no reason to live with a nose that does not have the size and shape you want.

Treatment Options for Correcting Nose Shape

There are two treatment options you will want to consider when it comes to reshaping your nose:

  • Rhinoplasty This is the most popular and well-known of the nose reshaping procedures. The rhinoplasty, known commonly as the “nose job,” is a procedure that involves the doctor making tiny incisions to lift up the nose skin, sculpt the bone and cartilage to the desired size and shape with special tools, then stitch the nose closed again.
  • Dermal Fillers Dermal filers are a less invasive procedure that involves injecting hyaluronic acid (HA) into targeted areas of the face. They are a very popular non-surgical alternative to rhinoplasty for nose shaping.

Results from Nose Shaping

You will love your new nose after a rhinoplasty or dermal filler procedure performed at Illuminate Plastic Surgery. After a rhinoplasty, there is some bruising and you need splints to protect your nose for about a week. Once the process has healed, though, you will enjoy a great-looking nose that can dramatically improve your overall appearance and give you tremendous self-esteem and social confidence.* Similarly, many of our patients report great results with dermal fillers.

Nose Shaping in Palo Alto, California

If you are ready for a great-looking nose that is symmetrical, in proportion to your face and leaves you looking great, come to Palo Alto and let Illuminate Plastic Surgery give you the look you deserve. Find out what our many satisfied Silicon Valley patients have already learned; that you don’t have to live with the nose you have. To get started, contact us today by calling 650.433.8621 or filling out the form below.

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