How to Tell if Someone Had a Nose Job?
Nose jobs or rhinoplasty (the medical term for cosmetic reshaping of the nose) is a common procedure. It’s a highly personal choice and it’s important that you respect someone’s decision to get this type of procedure if they have. However, you may be curious about determining if someone had a nose job or not. Here are some tips to help you tell if someone had a nose job:
Examine Signs of Scarring
The most obvious evidence of a nose job is surgical scarring. When someone has a nose job, an incision is made in either the nostril or the underside of the nose to gain access to the nose’s bones and cartilage. After the procedure is complete, these incisions are typically closed with stitches or other material, leaving a scar. If you look closely and find scars near the nostrils or the septum, it’s a strong indication that the person has had a nose job.
Look at the Shape and Size of the Nose
Noses vary in shape and size, so if you’re familiar with someone’s nose before the surgery and note a clear difference in its current shape or size, you’re likely looking at the results of a nose job. People who get nose jobs often want to change the size, shape, or angle of their nose, which is easily visible and obvious to outside observers.
Key Changes Due to Nose Job
Some common features of a “post-nose job” nose include:
- A very symmetrical shape: People who get nose jobs often want to make sure that their nostrils, tip, and bridge are perfectly symmetrical.
- Narrower bridge: The bridge of the nose is usually narrowed after a nose job, to give a sort of sharp and thinner appearance.
- Thinner and shorter tip: The tip is usually thinned out and shortened when someone gets a nose job.
Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that none of these are definitive signs, and it’s possible for a nose to look surgically altered even if the person never had a nose job. It’s always best to be respectful of others and to never make assumptions about someone’s medical history.