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Discover more about both non-surgical and surgical options for nose appearance concerns.

Your nose is the focal point of your face and if you are not happy with its appearance, you may be displeased with the look of your face as a whole. There are many reasons why people are unhappy with the look of their noses, but you can reshape and redesign your nose to better fit your face and personal aesthetic.

At Reflections Center, you will receive treatment from one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the nation. Dr. Fodero specializes in treatment for nasal cavities or nasal obstruction and can help you achieve a nose that perfectly fits your ideal aesthetic while taking into consideration the exact features that you are unhappy about.

Top Asked Questions About Nose Concerns

  • What affects nose shape?
    Your nose shape is usually the result of genetics but a nasal injury or loss of collagen from the natural aging process can also affect the shape.
  • How can I slim down my nose?
    Dermal fillers or a rhinoplasty (commonly known as a nose job) are your two main options to slim down your nose. You may also be able to slim your nose with a septoplasty, a surgery that straightens a deviated septum.
  • How can I correct my nose shape?
    If you are hoping for a slight change in appearance, such as smoothing a hump on your nasal bridge, fillers can correct the issue. However, rhinoplasty surgery may be necessary for more in-depth corrections.
  • Can a nose be reshaped without surgery?
    If you are hoping for a non-surgical solution to your nasal appearance, dermal fillers and Botox are great options for minor improvements. Dermal fillers can smooth bumps on the top of your nose to create a straight appearance, and Botox will fix a bulbous or downturned nasal tip.
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Causes of Displeasing Nasal Appearance

The size, shape, and appearance of your nose are usually determined by genetics, but a traumatic injury to your face can also lead to some of these causes.

Bulbous Tip

A rounded, undefined tip is called a bulbous tip. A bulbous tip is also the result of genetics, and it can make your entire nose or nasal septum appear too broad or large.


A crooked nose or deviated septum is sometimes caused by genetics but is often the result of a fracture or other traumatic injury to the nasal passages or mucous membrane. A crooked nose makes your nose appear improperly aligned which creates an unfavorable frontal view.

Nasal Hump

Most people want a smooth, straight nose but a humped nose creates a rounded, curved appearance on top. This curve is one of the main reasons people receive nose surgery or other treatments.

Flared Nostrils

Flared nostrils are often features given to you by genetics and they can make your nose look larger than it is, which creates an imbalance of your facial features. Your flared nostrils may appear more pronounced when laughing or smiling which distracts from your other facial features.

Length & Width

If the size of your nose doesn’t fit with the proportions of your face, this can create an unaesthetic appearance that often compels people to receive treatment. Whether your nose is too short or long, or too wide or narrow, the problem can be addressed to create a more pleasing appearance.

Medical Concerns

Many patients seeking cosmetic nose treatments suffer from issues related to the respiratory system. A crooked nose can affect airflow, leading to breathing problems that impact your sleep. Patients may also suffer from a chronic runny nose due to built-up nasal congestion– in severe cases, these nasal cavity issues may impact a person’s sense of smell due to the affected olfactory epithelium. A stuffy nose can be more than a simple irritant, making it difficult to achieve normal breathing. Medical concerns regarding the nose, like nasal polyps, may affect one or two nasal cavities.

Our Favorite Treatments For Nose Concerns

Dr. Fodero will primarily treat your nose for cosmetic purposes. He can add in functional changes but does not do nose surgery purely for these reasons and does not perform insurance-covered surgeries for the nose. Dr. Fodero can help patients seeking medical nose help find reputable care.

  • Surgical
  • Rhinoplasty

    If you’re hoping for a more dramatic change in your facial appearance, rhinoplasty is your best option. This surgical procedure can address all of the above concerns to reshape your nose, straighten or smooth its appearance, and redefine the tip. Precise pieces of cartilage will be reshaped or removed from inside your nose to create your ideal look.

  • Non-Surgical
  • Non-Surgical Nose Job

    If you are looking for a more minimally invasive approach, fillers can smooth nasal bumps by raising the areas around them so that the overall profile is smooth. These dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid which boosts volume when injected under the skin. Botox can also be used for a non-surgical nose job to adjust a nasal tip that points downward. When injected into the muscle pulling the nasal tip down, the tip can be reshaped to turn upward for a more aesthetic look.

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    Why Choose Reflections For Corrective Nose Treatment

    At Reflections, we have a combined team of specialized plastic surgeons and experienced injectors who understand the best options for your unique concerns or medical complications. The nose is the focal point of your face, and its appearance has a dramatic impact on your whole look. Plastic surgeons at Reflections understand this concern and use careful, precise measures to create the nasal cavity shape you desire to have.

    Our team takes the time to discuss your individual aesthetic goals and takes into account your unique facial anatomy to create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal results. We understand that no two patients are alike, which is why we don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach. During your consultation, please do not hesitate to ask any questions that you may have about the treatment process, as we want our patients to feel confident and comfortable during their treatment process.

    If you are interested in learning more about corrective nose treatment at Reflections, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment. Our skilled and friendly team will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Nose Concerns

    • How do I stop my nose from getting bigger?

      Your nose will stop growing once you reach adulthood. If you think your nose is too large, you should consider rhinoplasty to remove cartilage from inside the nose and slim down its appearance.

    • What is the most desired nose?

      The most desirable nose shape varies between each person, but a popular nose shape is slightly small and straight with a gently upturned tip.

    • Does your nose change as you age?

      As you age, collagen production slows down and your skin begins to lose its structure. The weakened skin can cause your nasal tip to droop which makes the nose appear longer.

    • What is a saddle nose deformity?

      A saddle nose deformity happens when the nasal bridge collapses in the middle or you do not have enough height on your nasal bridge. This often causes your nasal tip to appear significantly upturned.

    • How can I straighten my nose without surgery?

      Dermal fillers add volume to various spots on the nose to create a straighter appearance. This is an effective solution for minor cosmetic changes.

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