Some say you can reshape your nose by applying toothpaste, while others say you can achieve a straight-edged nose by massaging your nose with lavender oil.
There are numerous nose reshaping myths out there. And as a woman who is keen on finding an effective way to reshape your nose to enhance its appearance or treat a defect, it’s important you differentiate myth from the actual truth.
To separate myth from fact, you need to be aware of the myths. Below, we have highlighted some of the most common nose reshaping myths every woman should note.
Myth 1: Exercise and Yoga
Exercise is effective in reshaping a few parts of our body. However, does this apply to your nose as well? Can a few exercises straighten a crooked nose or make it more pointed?
Some people believe it can. However, that is another myth that should be ignored. If indeed exercises can reshape your nose, we would have tons of scientific evidence to back the claim. However, at the time of writing, there is no scientific evidence proving that nose exercises or even “nose yoga” can work magic on your nose.
Also, you should note that nose exercises work the small muscles surrounding your nose that you use to make facial expressions. These particular muscles don’t play an important role in your nose shape.
Myth 2: Toothpaste and Nose Reshaping
Many women turn to the internet when searching for a “quick” way to reduce the size of their noses naturally. While some websites offer practical and truthful tips on achieving a small nose, others recommend false tips like using toothpaste to reshape the nose.
As mentioned earlier, the shape of your nose is mainly determined by the shape of your bone and cartilages. Applying toothpaste to your nose wouldn’t somehow modify the size of your bone or cartilage.
Furthermore, there is zero proof that other home remedies that consist of ingredients such as apple cider vinegar, ginger, or garlic can reshape your nose. Be wise and stick to only what works.
What Procedure Actually works?
If you want to reduce the shape of your nose, improve your breathing, or correct nasal bump, here are some cosmetic procedures to try out.
As the name implies, surgical rhinoplasty is an invasive procedure that helps reshape the nose. It remains one of the most delicate and nuanced plastic surgical procedures.
Surgical rhinoplasty involves reducing the nose by removing some cartilages or bone or reshaping the nose by rearranging or adding to the cartilage or bone. The method depends on what you want to achieve.
Of course, due to the nature of the surgery, we recommend undergoing a surgical rhinoplasty in a reliable clinic supervised by an experienced plastic surgeon. For instance, rhinoplasty surgery by Dr. Frankel is recommended by clients as one of the best cosmetic surgeries for individuals who want to improve the appearance of their noses. When your cosmetic surgery is done by a professional you become more confident and at ease.
Non-surgical or Liquid rhinoplasty
Unlike its counterpart, non-surgical or liquid rhinoplasty isn’t an invasive procedure. It involves injecting fillers into a patient’s nose to enhance the contours and reshape it. This is often carried out with hyaluronic acid (HA), the filler used in cheek and lip fillers.
There are lots of rumors regarding nose reshaping. Some of these rumors are so enticing that they appear as the truth.
Spotting these myths or differentiating the truth from fables will save you lots of time and probably money that would have been spent chasing procedures that can deliver good results. If there is a procedure you aren’t certain of, contact a specialist for insights.
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