Building a Bigger (and Better) Nose

Most people who request rhinoplasty in Maryland want to make their noses smaller. However, patients with “flat” noses often come to my office requesting the opposite. They want to raise the nose and give it a better shape and more definition. There are 2 ways to do this: surgically or non-surgically. At my practice, I offer both options for people who want to build the nasal bridge and give the nose better dimension.

Option A: Nasal Implants

Nasal implants provide permanent changes. They can be used to increase the height of the nasal bridge or to correct the shape of a nose that has been damaged by injury. Surgery is usually very short, and the incisions are hidden inside the nose. Most of my patients have a quick recovery and are fully healed within a few months.

Option B: Dermal Fillers

Dermal filler such as Restylane® or RADIESSE® are popular options for appropriate people who may be uncertain about surgery. Fillers allow them to “try out” their new nose before committing to facial implants or rhinoplasty. Fillers are injected under the skin using a very thin needle, and results are immediately visible. This is a convenient, in-office procedure, which requires little or no downtime as compared to plastic surgery.

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