Facial symmetry and balance both play a big role in a person’s overall attractiveness. While we all have at least some amount of asymmetry in our faces, it’s not usually enough to worry about. Significant asymmetry, however, can be very obvious.
The nose is the biggest and most prominent feature on the face. It’s often what people notice first when they look at another person. Having a nose that is crooked or asymmetrical can upset the balance of the face and can make a person feel self-conscious.
While surgical options have long been the choice for balancing asymmetrical noses or straightening crooked noses, non-surgical options have also become available in the last few decades and are growing increasingly popular each year.
Is non-surgical nose refinement right for you? If you’d like to make your nose look straighter but you aren’t interested in surgery, you may have some options.
What Makes Noses Crooked?
A person might end up with a crooked nose for a variety of reasons. Often, crooked noses are identified based on the shape they create. A nose that twists and curves is often called an S-shaped nose while a nose that seems to bend in the middle is known as a C-shaped nose. Some crooked noses are visually obvious while others are more subtle and are harder to spot with just a quick glance.
One of the most common causes of a crooked nose is a deviated septum. The septum is the part of the nose that divides the nasal passages. Ideally, the septum should be perfectly straight. If it leans to one side or another, it’s known as a deviated septum. The deviation can be mild enough to not interfere with a person’s life at all. It can also be severe enough to cause breathing difficulties and to make the nose look deformed.
A deviated septum can be corrected with a surgery called septoplasty. In some cases, septoplasty is combined with rhinoplasty to enhance the appearance of the nose.
It’s also possible for a person to be born with a relatively straight nose but then experience an injury later in life that causes it to become crooked. If the nose breaks and isn’t set properly or quickly enough, it can heal crookedly. In some cases, surgery to the nose or near the nasal area can create crookedness. Growths or tumors in or on the nose can also affect its appearance.
Finally, it’s possible for a nose to be crooked simply because that’s how a person was born.
What Won’t Fix a Crooked Nose
If you have a crooked nose and want to change the way it looks, then you might have come across products that claim to straighten your nose over time (sort of like braces for your nose) or exercises that promise the same results. While some of these products may look intriguing and some of the exercises look like they could help, the truth is that they are unlikely to fundamentally change the shape of your nose.
Many of the exercises out there that claim to help straighten a crooked nose focus on building up muscles in your nose. The flaw in this logic is that the nose is mostly made up of cartilage and bone. Any crookedness that you see in the nose is likely the result of a defect in the bone or cartilage. Building up your nasal muscles, therefore, won’t help to correct a crooked nose.
How Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Can Help to Fix a Crooked Nose
While nose workouts aren’t likely to make a difference, there is a way to make a crooked nose look straighter without surgery in some cases. A non-surgical nose job uses dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane to temporarily balance out the nose and make it look straighter.
If there’s one thing to understand about non-surgical rhinoplasty, it’s that it won’t change the underlying shape of your nose. Rather, the treatment can make your nose look straighter by strategically adding volume. During a non-surgical rhinoplasty, a plastic surgeon will inject the soft areas of the nose with a filler to help create the look of a nose that is balanced and straight.
There are a few benefits to a non-surgical nose job. Compared to surgical rhinoplasty, there is little to no downtime needed. You won’t have to take several weeks off from work nor will you need to devote a considerable amount of time to prepare for the procedure.
A liquid rhinoplasty can also be a good way to test out the waters of straightening your nose without committing to it. The results are temporary and usually last for a few months to up to one year. If you aren’t happy with the way your nose looks after the treatment, you can either wait for the fillers to wear off or ask your surgeon to reverse them with a special enzyme.
If you do like the results you get from a non-surgical nose job, you have a few options. You can repeat the treatment as the results start to wear off or you can decide to have rhinoplasty surgery so that your new, straighter nose becomes a permanent improvement.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, TX., offers a variety of dermal fillers to people looking to correct fine lines and wrinkles, restore facial volume, or correct a crooked nose. To learn more about a non-surgical rhinoplasty and to find out if it’s the right option for you, call 281-810-9083 today.