Q) My nose bothers me all the time. From a profile view it looks like it has been pulled down. I’m not sure if this is what is called under projected or not. I know that rhinoplasty can decrease the size of a big nose, but can it lengthen it as well?
A) With modern techniques in rhinoplasty, the projection of the nose or how far it projects can be changed. The nose can also be re-balanced to make a larger nose look more symmetrical and appear smaller. Rhinoplasty procedures can also be done to lift the nose. It is important to identify what the deformity is to decide on what needs to be done to balance the nose. The most important things for nose are balance, symmetry and harmony. Balance of the nose refers to balance with all the structures of the nose in the right proportion to each other. Harmony means in relation to the nose, to the face and proportion making sure that everything is the right size.