I always had a perfect nose but with age, the tip of my nose seems to have gotten bigger and lower. Is this normal? How can it be fixed?
The old saying that “your nose grows with age” is true in some ways and false in others. As we get older, most of us lose volume and fullness from the face and cheeks there by shrinking and therefore the nose looks proportionately larger. The tip can become weak and droop creating tip ptosis which can make the nose looks longer or larger. All of these changes can be improved in an older patient to create a more youthful nose through a rhinoplasty. However, the nose has to look age appropriate since a 16 year old’s nose looks funny on a 60 year old. I have had many patients who looked like they underwent a facelift or a facial rejuvenation after a rhinoplasty since the correction of the aging changes of the nose and adding volume to the cheeks with liquid cheek lift made them look so much more rested and younger.