Is Rhinoplasty the only way to make my wide nose smaller?

Hi, I have a very funny looking nose that is really, really wide in my opinion. I am a 21 year old white woman with no non-Caucasian blood in me, so far as I know, at least, so it's kind of weird I got stuck with such a wide nose, none of my siblings have one. I think I probably already know the answer to my question but I figure it can't hurt to ask because I don't know when I'll be able to afford a proper rhinoplasty operation. Are there any other ways to make my nose less wide besides rhinoplasty? It’s only the width I don't like so there wouldn't be too much to do to it besides fixing the width. Because it's only that problem would rhinoplasty be less expensive for me?


F, 23, New York

It's unfortunate that there are so few procedures that can help with such a small thing as the width of your nose. Like others have stated on this thread, undergoing rhinoplasty is probably the best option for your face. Fillers are not something that will work to make your nose any thinner and is something that you will have to keep doing every few months throughout your life. 

The best, and cheapest, option is having rhinoplasty done on your nose. You should make sure that you find a surgeon that is well reviewed, even if it costs more money so that you don't have to return to have your nose thinned any further afterward. While the cost is kind of high, if you think it will make you feel better about how you look, I think you should save for it. 

Um, the only thing I can think of is non-surgical rhinoplasty fillers, but that still involves rhinoplasty. It's only like I think 500$ - 1,500$ for non-surgical, where a regular rhinoplasty is around 5,000$. So it is a lot cheaper, and it might be something you can afford? Other than that, if you're handy with makeup, you can "shape" your nose with cosmetics.

A non-surgical rhinoplasty using fillers won't make your nose thinner and in my opinion, it's a silly procedure. (Who wants to have their nose look different every few months when they have filler injected? It's also very expensive to constantly need filler.) 

I would find a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform a surgically rhinoplasty. I see you're from Maryland and don't personally know of any good surgeons there, but I can tell you Dr. Jon Turk in NYC is excellent. Drs. Rizk and Tobias are also supposed to be good rhinoplasty doctors in the NY/NJ area, but I don't have any personal experience with them. Even though Turk is a bit of a drive for you, I highly recommend him. Your nose is the central part of your face. You don't want to make any mistakes by going with the wrong surgeon.