Patients who wish to change the appearance of their nose choose rhinoplasty which is commonly referred to as a “nose job.” A nose job can potentially change the shape of the nose by using a range of surgical techniques. Rhinoplasty can address a variety of concerns. It can be done for cosmetic reasons, correct breathing problems, or disfigurement. There is no one-size-fits-all rhinoplasty procedure. It will depend on what the patient requires and wants out of the surgery. Rhinoplasty has a high reputation for what it can do for its patients. Depending on your desired results, the operation can produce natural results, or it can alter the appearance of your entire face.

Changing The Bridge Of The Nose

Most rhinoplasty patients are concerned about their nasal bridge. The bridge is where the tissue runs from the eyes to the tip of the nose. There are several reasons why one might have a broad nasal bridge. Some may have an enlarged nasal bone or extra tissue and fat around the nose. Your surgeon can add silicone material to the nose to create the illusion of a more pointed bridge making it appear more narrow. If a patient’s nose is naturally too thin, a small implant will be added to the nose. There is also a non-surgical option to increase volume in the nose by using dermal fillers. Rhinoplasty can straighten the bridge of the nose and eliminate bumps. The procedure can drastically change the appearance of the nasal bridge.

Changing The Tip Of The Nose

Other patients want to change the orientation or size of the tip of their nose. The tip of the nose is mainly made up of cartilage. It is also the area where two bodies of cartilage fuse together. This can cause the tip to appear unproportionate to the rest of the face. Rhinoplasty can alter the tip of your nose regarding size and alignment changing the look of your face. When you smile, your nose won’t droop as much. The nasal tip can be refined without changing any other area of the nose during rhinoplasty. This procedure is called tip-plasty and is becoming increasingly popular. Recovery times after tip-plasty are much shorter than that of a rhinoplasty. It is one of the easiest recovery experiences for patients that is relatively painless. Since the bone is not altered, you will not see much swelling or bruising. You won’t have to wear a splint immediately after surgery. Changing the tip of your nose can have a significant impact on how the rest of your face looks.

Effects On Other Facial Features

The nose is such a central part of the face that when adjusted, you can visually see the effects spread out across your face. Rhinoplasty can cause changes to the movement of the upper lip and your smile. When the tip is deprojected or set back, the upper lip can drop a bit making it look longer. Your plastic surgeon will most likely rotate the nasal tip upwards giving your lips a more enhanced appearance. There are muscles in your nose that are directly connected to the muscles in your upper lip. Correcting a bump in your nose may not affect those muscles. After surgery, your nose will be swollen for up to three weeks. This will likely impact your smile but is not permanent. The muscles in the nose and lip that have been affected by the procedure will heal over time and return to normal. The tightness and unnatural appearance will diminish after a few weeks.

While rhinoplasty can’t directly alter your eyes, it can change their general appearance. Widening or narrowing your nasal bridge can make your eyes appear closer together or farther apart. Some people noticed brighter eyes, and the fat under their eyes disappeared. A rhinoplasty can balance out your lips, jawline, and chin and make your face look slimmer.

Choose Dr. Becker of the Becker Rhinoplasty Center 

If you are considering rhinoplasty surgery in Philadelphia, it’s crucial that you consult with a professional. Dr. Daniel Becker is a plastic surgeon from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who specializes in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Becker is one of only three doctors who was honored with the “Top Doctor” designation for rhinoplasty in Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Becker’s goal is to provide his patient’s with the best aesthetic result possible. He does take a conservative approach when it comes to rhinoplasty and prefers a natural, un-operated look. He uses his knowledge, talent, and experience to create a work of art. Learn more about Dr. Becker or schedule a consultation at