Many individuals, especially those of Asian descent, often deal with a low nose bridge. This facial feature is what most people call a “flat nose.” A person who has this nasal structure appears to have a flat area at the tip of their nose that does not protrude.
There are many reasons why someone can have a flat nose, but in most instances, it comes from genetics and heredity. Everyone is born differently and having this facial feature is entirely normal. Also, there are little to no medical concerns or impairment relating to a flat nasal bridge.
However, our existing social norms and beauty standards can affect anyone, especially those with a flat nose. This situation can lead to a person’s loss of confidence and mental health issues. If you happen to experience these concerns or know someone who does, fret not. There are many ways to help you deal with it.
Dealing with a Flat Nose
1. Nose Yoga
Nose Yoga, also known as nose exercise, is recently gaining popularity because of its promising benefits in reconstructing your nose. One example of a nose exercise routine includes the use of a pinching device.
The shape of your nasal bone is the primary precursor of the base of your nose. Meanwhile, the soft cartilage provides flexibility to the tip of your nose. A pinching device aids a flat nose by flaring your nostrils which allows reshaping your nose’s cartilage.
2. Dermal fillers
A dermal filler is a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure that provides similar results to that of plastic surgery. In non-surgical rhinoplasty, your cosmetic surgeon injects your nose bridge with “fillers” to change the shape of your nose. These fillers contain Hyaluronic Acid, a gel-like serum that comes from our skin.
This procedure is essential for those who aspire to achieve similar results to plastic surgery but afraid to have one. It is an innovative technology that helps your nose cartilage look more prominent or thinner. A typical non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment usually takes about fifteen minutes or less. However, the result of this procedure is not permanent. Our body would naturally absorb the hyaluronic acid and could last in about six months.
3. Contouring and makeup
If you do not want to change your nose’s structure, perhaps you can reshape it by creating an illusion. Proper nose contouring and makeup can help elevate your nasal bridge without totally changing your nasal structure.
You can learn different nose contouring strategies by looking into makeup tutorials online. But before you step up your game, it is essential to know these basics steps in shadowing and highlighting your nose:
- Create your nose outline by adding a bronzer. Experts recommend using a bronzer that is two shades darker than your skin.
- Add highlights to your nasal bridge with the help of a matte highlighter. This step helps in accentuating your nose shape.
- Gently blend your contour and allow it to make your skin get a radiant and more natural appearance.
Perhaps the best option that can help you deal with your flat nose is through self-acceptance and self-love. There is no amount of plastic surgery and nose exercise that would help with your confidence if you fail to recognise your beauty from within.
No one is born perfectly. It is also very unlikely for anyone to have all the best features that conform to the ideal standards. The ultimate key to being happy with your appearance starts within you and how you perceive yourself.
Another option to alter a flat nose is through plastic surgery
Surgical rhinoplasty is the most common plastic surgery technique that allows the reshaping of your nose. During a rhinoplasty, your cosmetic surgeon will perform the necessary procedures that can help elevate your nasal cartilage. There are two kinds of rhinoplasty procedures.
An open rhinoplasty focuses on the total reshaping of your nose cartilage. In this plastic surgery, the surgeon performs an invasive technique to recreate your nose bridge.
On the other hand, a closed rhinoplasty is a less invasive procedure. The surgeon will make several incisions inside your nose and would only create minimal scarring.
Septoplasty surgery is also a plastic surgery that focuses on positioning the cartilage and bones between your nostrils. This area between your nose is called a septum. People who have a flat nose also have deviated septum, which is why they may find it hard to breathe.
If you are interested in boosting your appearance through nasal bridge reconstruction, Rhinoplasty Brisbane offers both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and talk to our experts about the best treatment plans.