Does nose job affect lips?

Does nose job affect lips?

The bones and cartilage of the nose are addressed during a rhinoplasty treatment. It can range from simple to extensive surgery, depending on the patient’s concerns, and is one of Ireland’s most popular aesthetic operations. The operation can be used to correct a variety of concerns, including removing a minor bump on the bridge of the nose, reducing the size of an overly large nose, and straightening a nose that has become crooked due to design, accident, or natural causes.

Rhinoplasty treatment

The possibilities are numerous, but they all share the same goal: to create a more appealing appearance (there are of course medical reasons for surgery too, such as when breathing is affected). Most people, on the other hand, are seeking treatment for an aesthetic issue that has plagued them their entire lives, while others are seeking treatment for a nose that has been disfigured by an accident. Because of its central location on the face, the nose has a significant impact on the overall aesthetic and facial look.

The relationship between the nose and the upper lip

The relationship between the nose and the upper lip – and what happens to the latter when the former undergoes surgery – is something that isn’t always examined. Try it for yourself: place your finger on the tip of your nose and slowly push up: did your top lip move? The majority of people will move their upper lip in response to a nasal encounter. When it comes to surgery, a nose job, also known as rhinoplasty, can permanently alter the appearance and projection of the upper lip. It’s something that needs to be considered before surgery, and an experienced surgeon will do so.

Beautiful nose job

A nose job is frequently performed to increase tip projection, or the distance between the tip of the nose and the rest of the face. As a result, the angle between the tip of the nose and the top lip shifts. Similarly, lowering the tip projection might cause the top lip to sink significantly.

Facial Plastic Surgery

This issue has lately received more attention as a result of a study published in the prestigious medical journal  Facial Plastic Surgery. In the study, 18 out of 20 patients who had rhinoplasty surgery reported an increase in upper lip projection following the procedure, especially when the surgeons used the two most prevalent rhinoplasty techniques.

Top lip

It’s possible that a patient will want their top lip to be more noticeable after surgery, and this should be discussed with their surgeon beforehand. The JAMA study demonstrates that no single aspect of the face is or should be treated separately. I constantly tell my patients that each part of their face or body should be considered in conjunction with everything else; the entire aesthetic must function in harmony for the surgery to be considered a success.


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