The nose is the central feature of the face, and if it does not look balanced and proportionate or if there is a concern with its appearance, then it can have a significant impact on your self-esteem. If you’re unhappy with the height of the nose or wish to have a more refined bridge, then there are surgical and non-surgical options to reshape the nose.
What does a flat nose bridge look like?
The nose is composed of cartilage and bone and the nasal bridge is the bony part at the top of the nose, stretching down to the tip.
One type of flat nose bridge is the saddle nose or boxer’s nose. The tip of the nose has height, but the middle section is flat, and from the side, it looks like the shape of a saddle.
Asian men and women often tend to have a flatter nose shape, which can affect both the middle section and tip of the nose.
Is it common to have a flat nose?
A flat nose is usually hereditary but can be caused by a congenital disorder, an infection, disease or an accident. A flat nose, with a lower and flatter profile, is prevalent in certain ethnic groups, making it very common.
What causes a flat nose bridge?
Your nose shape is determined by genetics. However, trauma or illness can also change the shape of the nose. Unless it results from damage, a flat nose should not cause any medical concerns, such as breathing problems.
What are the best treatments for a flat nose bridge?
The nose can be reshaped with dermal fillers in a procedure known as a non-surgical nose reshaping or liquid rhinoplasty. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be injected to fill and enhance the nasal bridge. The procedure is quick with no downtime, but the results will be temporary.
The surgical option is a rhinoplasty procedure and the only long-term solution to a flat nose bridge. Your Karidis Clinic surgeon will carefully plan the operation and use an implant or graft to elevate the nasal bridge.
For a saddle nose, the cartilage graft or implant is added to the central section of the nose so it is elevated to the same height as the tip. For Asian patients, your Karidis Clinic surgeon will carefully plan the procedure to reshape the middle section and/or the tip to create a more refined, sharper appearance to the nose. In some cases, the nasal bone may need to be broken so it can be rebuilt in combination with the graft.
The procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic with a one-night stay in our leading private hospital. After surgery, you will experience some bruising and swelling, but any discomfort is usually well-managed with over-the-counter painkillers. Most patients can return to work and normal activities after two weeks, but we advise you to avoid strenuous exercise for at least six weeks. Swelling of the nasal tissues can take many months to disappear entirely, and the final shape of your nasal bridge can be assessed.
ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: Dermal Fillers, Rhinoplasty and Non-Surgical Nose Job
TREATMENT OPTION: RHINOPLASTY
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can define, reshape and restructure the nose.
Rhinoplasty can create a more symmetrical and proportional nose to complement the overall facial aesthetics of the patient but can also serve to correct breathing impairments.Discover our rhinoplasty procedures
TREATMENT OPTION: NON-SURGICAL NOSE JOB
Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as the non-surgical nose job, nose filler, no-knife rhinoplasty or injection rhinoplasty, is an increasingly popular alternative to a surgical rhinoplasty, using temporary hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to sculpt and shape the nose.Discover our non-surgical nose job treatments
TREATMENT OPTION: DERMAL FILLERS
Dermal fillers are an exciting anti-ageing treatment which can help to restore our skin and facial contours to their former youthful appearance, or enhance/ plump particular areas to be more aesthetically pleasing.
This treatment is often used in the lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), and can also add facial volume to correct a weak chin or reshape the nose.Discover our dermal filler treatments