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Change Shape Nose
Trauma/fracture: Unfortunately the direct answer to your question is "yes". Look at broken nose victims, the fracture often changes the shape and function of the nose. If you are looking for a cosmetic change, this implies you don't like your current look and want an "improvement". In that situation, it is recommended you consult with plastic surgery or ENT surgery about your options. Good luck. ...Read more
Can U change shape of nose w/o surgery? afraid made mine longer, bump bigger.Pinched it, held breath a few times, glasses nose pads pushed down on tip
NO: You should probably CONSULT with a Board Certified Plastic surgeon for an opinion re: the suitability for surgical treatment. Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Can you change shape of nose by occas. pinching or wearing glasses at tip of nose? Did it a few times & now my nose looks thinner & bridge bone wider.
Glasses and noses: Wearing glasses can compress the skin on the nose. By pushing out the water in the skin, the area under the glasses pads with thin. The constant pressure can can skin atrophy and change the shape of the bone or cartilage. Some noses will have significant changes, some will not be affected. ...Read more
Do those clips for nose actually help make them taller/straighter/narrower? Or is rhinoplasty the only way to change nose shape?
Rhinoplasty or clips: External devices cannot change the shape of the nose. Only surgery (or to a limited extent fillers) can. One of the founders of rhinoplasty, Jacques Joseph (a German plastic surgeon, despite his French-sounding name) even invented a clamp to hold the nasal bones together after rhinoplasty. All it did was create ulcers on the nose. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Can we expect immediate change in nose shape after septorhinoplasty because mine hasnt changed significantly. Its been 4 days since surgery.
Hmmmm: Sometime swelling from the surgery take a while to resolve. It is then you can truly appreciated your surgeon work. So be patience. It will be alright. Make sure follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more
Used clip to pinch nose for 15-20 seconds no more than 8-10 times. Did that change nose shape (thinner, bone bridge bigger)? Won't ever do that again!
Theoretically : Unlikely. Would avoid.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can pinching your nostrils & holding your nose for about 20 seconds on occassion change nose shape? I feel like bridge bump now is bigger and wider.
3 days ago little lumps that feel like cartilage appeared on the tip of my nose they arnt sore but u can see them they have changed the Shape of nose?
Doc said wearing glasses changes nose shape. Is it from constant wear?Did few times worn pushed on tip of nose & a little pinching w/ fingers cause it
Wearing glasses: Don't worry. Although the pads of the glasses that push on the nose may make small skin indentations throughout the day, the weight of most glasses isn't enough to change the shape of the bone underneath, even if worn constantly. If you need glasses, wear them. Don't skip wearing sunglasses for sure! good UV sunglasses can help prevent development of cataracts later in life. ...Read more
Yes: Cocaine use can result in death of of tissue (septal necrosis) with consequent undesirable change in nasal appearance. Some mechanisms might include reduced blood flow and/or unchecked infection. Cocaine use is associated with a variety of undesirable general medical and psychological adverse effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: It would be very unusual for conventional septoplasty performed for blockage of breathing to result in a change in the appearance of the nose. However, in some cases, septoplasty alone may not relieve the blockage and cosmetic changes may be required in order to improve the nasal breathing. This is called "septorhinoplasty" or commonly a "nosejob". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When does ur nose stop growing? In pics my nose @48 looks much longer & pointier than @38. Can nose change shape that much in 10 yrs? Weight unchanged
You can't: You cannot but if you believe there is something abnormal about the growth, have your doctor take a look. ...Read more
Nose strips: No they won't.Get a more detailed answer ›
It could: You need to speak to the physician who did the repair, (or another ENT specialist if yours is not nearby) and soon if this or the surgery happened recently or suddenly. Remember though that noses change with age. If this was done in youth, all bets are off! Good luck. ...Read more