Question: My nose is too small for my face. I don’t think about it until I see my sister and the thought always crosses my mind that her nose is too small. Then I remember that I am in the same boat! We share a house so these thoughts come to mind all day long. Can rhinoplasty increase the size of a nose? Where does the extra nose tissue come from?
Answer: A nose can be made larger by implanting a variety of materials such as silastic and cartilage taken from the nasal septum, rib, ear or the nasal septum. I prefer to use preformed silastic or irradiated rib cartilage from a tissue bank.