As we age, our skin and bones go through a variety of changes that can impact how we look. The skin starts to produce less collagen and elastin, while bone density begins to drop. This can lead to noticeable changes in our facial appearance, including wrinkles, sagging skin, and even a droopy nose.
Even those who have undergone a rhinoplasty earlier in life, aren’t immune to these ageing effects. Many patients require a revision rhinoplasty to combat changes they experience later in life. So, what causes a droopy nose and how can you correct it? Discover everything you need to know below.
What causes a droopy nose?
It can develop for a variety of reasons, and it can affect men and women equally. Some of the most common causes include:
- Untreated nasal injuries
- Weak internal structure
- Previous rhinoplasty procedure
Hormones can play a role in the development of a droopy nose in women. As oestrogen levels drop with age, it causes issues with skin elasticity and volume. This in turn can cause the tip of the nose to droop down and forwards.
Untreated nose injuries tend to be one of the biggest causes of a droopy nose in men. The problem could also be triggered by a weakening of the internal structure of the nose. Over time, changes within the ligaments and cartilage can weaken the structure, causing the nose to droop downwards.
A previous rhinoplasty procedure that didn’t support the tip of the nose could also cause a droopy nose. Whatever the cause, there are ways to correct a nose that you are unhappy with, and regain your confidence in how you look.
How can you treat a droopy nose?
The treatment will depend upon the cause. In most cases, a tip rhinoplasty procedure is a great option. This corrects a droopy tip without touching the bridge of the nose. As it is less extensive than a full rhinoplasty procedure, the recovery isn’t as intensive. The results of a rhinoplasty tip procedure are generally predictable and also long-lasting.
You could opt for fillers if you are seeking a non-surgical option. Filler can be injected into the sides of the tip, as well as within the nasal bridge. However, it is important to be aware that fillers are only a temporary treatment, and they will need to be repeated to maintain results.
If you want to correct a droopy nose, book a consultation with Mr Tulley today to discuss your options.