Correcting a narrow bridge nose with rhinoplasty techniques

A nose that's too narrow is less common than one that's too wide, but it can still be addressed with rhinoplasty techniques. A narrow nose may result from a narrow bridge or tip.


A nose that’s too narrow is less common than one that’s too wide, but it can still be addressed with rhinoplasty techniques. A narrow nose may result from a narrow bridge or tip.

Sometimes, a narrow-looking bridge is connected to having a bump on the bridge, in which case removing that bump can result in a more standard width. Spreader grafts can be used to widen a narrow bridge caused by collapsed nasal bones or upper lateral cartilages (internal nasal valves).

If you are considering nasal bridge surgery, whether for cosmetic enhancement or to address breathing issues, nose bridge rhinoplasty could be the solution you’re looking for. This procedure is designed to provide you with an aesthetically pleasing nasal profile.

Why do some nasal bones look narrow?

There are generally three reasons why a person’s nose might seem narrow:

1. Narrow bridge: When the bridge of the nose is narrow, it could be because of a dorsal hump or issues with the overall shape and structure. In such cases, the recommended solution is dorsal hump removal surgery or the use of spreader grafts to add volume to the narrower parts of the bridge.

2. Narrow tip: If the tip of the nose narrows instead of having a rounder shape, it can affect the overall appearance. The preferred treatment involves adding tissue to the tip to widen it.

3. Narrow nostrils: Narrow nostrils sometimes contribute to a narrower nose appearance. In these cases, using small grafts can help increase nostril size and enhance the overall look of the nose.

Problems caused by a narrow nasal bridge

A narrow nose can disrupt the balance of your facial features, making some people self-conscious about their appearance. Excessive thinness in certain parts of the nose may not only affect aesthetics but also lead to breathing difficulties.

Before deciding on a treatment, Mr. Golchin will assess your nose to identify the specific area that needs widening. It could be the nasal tip for some or the overly thin nostrils for others.

Many individuals express concerns about the thinness of their nasal bridge. Expanding a narrow nasal bridge is often a complex procedure, best handled by Mr. Golchin. No matter your concerns, he will be able to best advise.

How do plastic surgeons go about widening a nose?

When Mr. Golchin identifies the areas of your nose that require attention, he proceeds with the necessary steps.

If your nasal bridge has an hourglass shape, he will use spreader grafts to straighten it. He can also treat a dorsal hump, which is a noticeable bump on the nose bridge caused by bone or cartilage irregularities. Removing this protrusion can sometimes achieve a wider nose appearance without the need for grafts.

Open vs closed rhinoplasty

Nose jobs can be done in two ways: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. The main difference is where the incisions are made. Closed surgery involves cuts inside the nostrils, while open surgery involves a cut along the columella, the skin between the nostrils.


Getting a rhinoplasty has its perks. Many people who undergo the procedure say they feel more self-assured with their new nose, experiencing a boost in self-esteem and confidence in their looks. This positive change often extends to social aspects of life. Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves.

If you’re dealing with breathing issues due to a narrow nose, rhinoplasty can be a solution. A plastic surgeon can enhance airflow by widening the nasal bridge, potentially leading to better overall health and improved rest.

Risks and complications related to nasal bridge rhinoplasty

While Mr. Golchin’s practice takes great care to reduce the chances of complications, it’s crucial to recognise that they can still happen. Being well-informed about the potential risks associated with rhinoplasty is important.

Here are some typical risks linked to the surgery:

• Bleeding
• Scarring
• Damaging reactions to anaesthesia
• Infection

To ensure a smooth process, patients need to diligently follow all instructions before and after the surgery and attend all scheduled follow-up visits for proper aftercare.

Nasal bridge procedure and recovery

Rhinoplasty adjustments may include using a graft made from the patient’s own cartilage or bone and a synthetic material. This is added to create the desired contours and smooth the bridge.

In cases where a wide bridge, bumps, or a hump need correction, bone tissue and cartilage might be removed to narrow the bridge and enhance its appearance. Once these adjustments are complete, the incisions are closed, and bandages are applied to the nose.

Rhinoplasty is typically done on an outpatient basis with light general anaesthesia. Since the effects of anaesthesia can linger for several hours, patients should arrange for someone to take them home after the surgery.

Recovery after bridge rhinoplasty involves some common experiences. Swelling around the eyes and nose may make a face feel puffy, and bruising and pain could occur.

Pain medication may be prescribed to manage discomfort. Keeping the head elevated in the initial days after surgery helps reduce swelling. Strenuous activities should be avoided until Mr. Golchin gives his approval.

While swelling and bruising usually subside within 10 to 15 days, individual healing times vary. Full recovery often occurs after six weeks, but it may take several months to see the complete results of the rhinoplasty.

Bottom line: Nasal bridge concerns addressed

Nasal bridge rhinoplasty is gaining popularity in the UK for both cosmetic enhancements and medical reasons. This procedure provides people with the chance to improve their facial features and tackle health-related issues. When dealing with a narrow nasal bridge, there are different choices available.

You can go for non-surgical methods for temporary changes or decide on surgery for more permanent results.

If you’re considering these choices, get in touch now to get more information and find out which is the best fit for you.

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