Facelift, neck lift and eyelid surgery, are usually the first procedures that come to mind when we think about anti-aging procedures. These procedures are popular choices for patients who wish to take years off their appearance. Rhinoplasty is a popular facial surgery used to correct cosmetic imperfections of the nose, including a bump on the nasal bridge, oversized nostrils or overly large nose. It is also commonly performed to correct breathing function. But according to a study published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty can actually make patients look one to two years younger.
In this post, Greenwich plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles explains how rhinoplasty can rejuvenate your appearance.
How the Nose Ages
Like all of the facial features, the nose changes over time. As you get older, the nasal cartilage and other supporting structures weaken and shrink, causing the nasal tip to droop and the nose to appear longer from the profile view. The skin on the nose also becomes thinner and loses its elasticity. All of these factors, paired with the aging of the surrounding facial features, can create an aged appearance.
About Anti-Aging Rhinoplasty
Dr. Margoles can perform rhinoplasty to address the changes your nose has experienced over time. Many anti-aging rhinoplasty procedures involve repositioning the nose and lifting up the nasal tip. This makes the nose appear smaller, more youthful, and more proportionate to the other facial features.
Achieving natural-looking and rejuvenating results requires careful planning. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Margoles will carefully evaluate your nose, taking note of its size, shape, the amount of cartilage present and skin elasticity. She will also consider how the nose relates to your overall facial appearance and how she can enhance harmony and balance. Depending on your unique case, Dr. Margoles may recommend additional anti-aging procedures to create more rejuvenating results.
If you wish to correct a cosmetic flaw of the nose, improve breathing function and/or look younger with anti-aging rhinoplasty, Dr. Margoles can help achieve your goals. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with the surgeon, contact her Greenwich practice by calling (203) 869-2939 or emailing us today.