Will a wider nose make my eyes look closer together?

Q: Hello. My nose is very very narrow and pinches a bit in the center of my bridge. I have had a consultation, and I have been told that my nose would be more compatible with the rest of my facial features if it was made straighter and a bit wider. I actually agree with this, but I’m worried because my eyes already look a bit too close together in my opinion, and I am concerned that making my nose a bit wider will make my eyes look even closer together. Do you know if this will be the case?

A: Actually by lowering the bridge of your nose between your eyes (radix) you will observe the opposite effect: your eyes will appear further apart.  Raising the height of the bridge and making it more narrow would cause them to look closer together.

About Donald B. Yoo, M.D.

Dr. Yoo is a board-certified surgeon, fellowship trained in facial plastic surgery with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery (including blepharoplasty and facelift), and Asian cosmetic surgery (including Asian rhinoplasty and Asian blepharoplasty/Asian eyelid surgery). His office is located at: 120 S Spalding Dr Suite 315, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-275-2467.
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