Could rhinoplasty make a big difference to my face?

I really dislike my nose and feel it is too big for my face. I am wondering if rhinoplasty would be possible on my nose to give me an elegant refined shape. I don't like anything about the shape, length or width and nostril size. Is it unreasonable to hope for a big change and what costs would the starting rate be for rhinoplasty in my case? Thank you

twinkltoes September 14th, 2016 QLD

  • Answer
    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi Twinkltoes.
    It is difficult to assess your nose without a full set of photographs taken from several angles. What I can see from the provided photos however is that you may be dissatisfied with the length of the nose, a possibly droopy tip, and the flared nasal alars.
    In any rhinoplasty consultation, it is important to have a frank discussion with your surgeon to narrow down what areas of your nose you are not happy with and your desired outcome, and to know if techniques can be utilised to reasonably achieve this outcome. Equally as important in any rhinoplasty is the presence of any functional or breathing issues that you may have. Costs for a rhinoplasty will vary widely depending on what needs to be done. It will also depend on whether it is purely for cosmetic reasons or if there is a functional aspect involved as well.
    All the very best.
    Dr Ray GohValley Plastic Surgery 
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     Robert Drielsma

    Robert Drielsma

    191 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Thanks for posting your question and photographs.  It would be very useful to see additional photographs of you from both sides but based on the photographs you provided, rhinoplasty could assist in refining your nasal shape, tip and nostrils.  Costs vary depending and the qualifications, skills, and experience of your plastic surgeon as well as whether the procedure is for cosmetic or functional reasons.  Your best step is to arrange a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns and goals.