A hanging columella, where the nasal tissue protrudes below the nostrils, often occurs naturally in patients as the result of nasal growth. However, they can also occur because of mistakes during a rhinoplasty.
Most of us have the ability to flare our nostrils, but some people’s nostrils are more pronounced at times. There are surgical and non-surgical ways to reshape the nostrils, whether they flare at rest, while smiling or laughing.
The nose is a very prominent facial feature, and there are various reasons people seek rhinoplasty. Luckily, for those who are born with nasal features that they would like to change, there are surgical treatments that can alter the nose.
Rhinoplasty can change the size and shape of your nose so that it is in balance with the rest of your facial features. However, it takes anywhere from six to 12 months, or sometimes longer, for you to see the final results from your rhinoplasty. Many surgeons offer computer imaging during your initial consultation, which helps you imagine what you might look like after the procedure.