Wide Nose Rhinoplasty

Can a Nose Job Fix a Wide Nose?

A nose is considered to be wide if it extends further than the distance between the eyes. Large noses often upset facial balance and draw more attention than is wanted. 

However, a nose job can correct a wide nose. Rhinoplasty helps narrow your nose and provides a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. 

Wide Nose Rhinoplasty: Nose Jobs for Wide Noses

A wide nose rhinoplasty is performed to straighten, narrow, or correct the angle of the nose. This procedure often includes the restructuring of bone and cartilage to get the desired appearance. When your plastic surgeon needs to break your nose to adjust the pieces, it’s called a nasal osteotomy. This may not be necessary for every rhinoplasty procedure. Tissue may also be removed to help achieve a smaller-looking nose.

For those who have a bulbous tip, rhinoplasty can also help reduce the size of the tip or nostrils. This procedure will focus more exclusively on the tip of the nose and may involve less invasive techniques.

Your wide nose rhinoplasty will be unique due to your physiology and desires. To better understand what your wide nose rhinoplasty will look like, schedule a free consultation with your plastic surgeon. Dr. Dominic Castellano is double-board certified with expertise in rhinoplasty. During your free consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dominic will help decide the best approach for your wide nose rhinoplasty.

Wide Nose Rhinoplasty Cost

The typical cost of any rhinoplasty procedure is around $4,500 to $9,000. However, the cost of your wide nose rhinoplasty will depend on the complexity needed for your procedure. Each rhinoplasty procedure is unique to each client. To get a more accurate estimate of what your wide nose rhinoplasty will cost, schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon.

Types of Wide Nose Rhinoplasty

There are two main types of rhinoplasty procedures: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. Open rhinoplasty is performed for more advanced refinement, and closed rhinoplasty is used for minor tweaks. Each procedure varies on what they can accomplish and where the incisions are made.

Open Rhinoplasty

This type of rhinoplasty allows your plastic surgeon more access, visibility, and as a result, more accuracy. During an open rhinoplasty, the incision is made on the columella, the tissue in between the nostrils, with additional incisions made within the nostrils depending on the client’s needs. This rhinoplasty procedure allows for more cartilage to be removed and makes it easier to reshape the tip of the nose.

If your wide nose requires advanced correction, an open rhinoplasty is the best option.

Closed Rhinoplasty

A closed rhinoplasty is often used for minimal correction, with all incisions being made within the nose. This procedure guarantees no scarring, shorter swelling and recovery time, and a faster operation. However, these types of incisions don’t give the plastic surgeon optimal visibility, limiting the work that can be done.

During a consultation with your plastic surgeon, you can discuss if an open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty would be best to correct your wide nose and reach the appearance you want.

Wide Nose Rhinoplasty Recovery Time

Wide nose rhinoplasty recovery is similar to that of any other type of rhinoplasty. During the first week or two, there will be swelling, bruising, and some discomfort. However, after one week, your stint and bandages will come off, and after the second week, you will start to see drastic signs of reduced swelling. By the second or third month, you should have minimal swelling, if any. Some residual swelling around the tip of the nose may linger for around a year. At the one-year mark following your wide nose rhinoplasty, you can be confident that the nose you see is the final result of your rhinoplasty procedure.


What causes a big nose?

Wide noses are often hereditary, although they can be a result of aging or injury. If you’ve broken your nose, this injury can often cause your nose to be larger than before the trauma.

Is a nose job worth it?

If you have a wide nose that makes you feel self-conscious, a nose job is worth it. A rhinoplasty can often fix all of your aesthetic concerns and result in a more balanced, beautiful appearance that can help boost your  confidence.

Can rhinoplasty make a big nose smaller?

Yes, a rhinoplasty can make a big nose smaller. This type of procedure can reshape and resize your nose, such as the nostrils and bridge. Through these corrections, your wide nose will become smaller and result in a nose that balances the rest of the face.

Is wide nose rhinoplasty permanent?

Yes, a wide nose rhinoplasty is permanent. You should see the final result of your rhinoplasty as early as three or four months with full confidence of the final results after one year.

Who is a good candidate for wide nose rhinoplasty?

A good candidate for rhinoplasty is healthy with no serious illnesses, doesn’t smoke, is age 18+, and has a wide nose they would like corrected.

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