Can a nose job make you look younger?
A new study found that an added perk of undergoing a rhinoplasty is a more youthful appearance.
The study asked participants to look at before and after pictures of rhinoplasty patients. The majority of observers stated that the patients looked a year or two younger, on average, after the surgery.
Patients who originally had a droopy tip on their nose – signs of an aging nose – benefitted greatly from the surgery in terms of their apparent youthfulness.
As we age the nasal tip support mechanisms weakens, which causes the tip of the nose to slope downward. By reversing this drooping, the nose looks more youthful again.
Looking 1 – 2 years younger after surgery is obviously not a drastic change, but it does help in the overall anti-aging strategy.