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Is having an aquiline nose your problem? Read the article to discover the characteristics of this type of nose and how to correct it permanently and safely.

This type of nose is a distinguishing feature that has fascinated artists and scholars for centuries but, for many individuals, it represents a worry.

In fact, this nose type is an extremely noticeable facial element that can have a major impact on the overall harmony of the face.

Whereas until a few years ago it was mainly women who did not accept this type of blemish, today many men, who are increasingly attentive to their appearance, also wear their aquiline nose with great discomfort.

In this article, after explaining the meaning of the aquiline nose and its distinctive features, we will also discover the remedies available to correct it. In particular, hyaluronic acid fillers are an effective and much less invasive solution than traditional rhinoplasty surgery.

In particular, we will see the following:

What are the main characteristics of an aquiline nose?

An aquiline nose derives its name from its resemblance to an eagle’s beak. It means that the nose has a pronounced curvature or hump along the back, often with the tip pointing slightly downwards (in this particular case it is known as a “hooked” nose).

This characteristic may be hereditary or develop over time due to ageing or physical trauma.

From a medical point of view, it is an anatomical variant of the nose and does not necessarily represent a health problem.

However, many people may feel uncomfortable because of the aesthetic appearance of their nose and the emotional and social challenges associated with it.

Among the historical figures who stood out for this characteristic, the most famous is, without doubt, the supreme poet Dante Alighieri. Not surprisingly, this nose is also known as Dante’s nose.

Another name used to define this type of nose is Roman nose since ancient Roman statues were often characterised by an aquiline nose.

Whatever name is used to describe it, the fact remains that it can be a problem for the person with this facial trait and find remedies to straighten a nose with a hump becomes a necessity.

The main characteristics of an aquiline nose

How to tell if you have an aquiline nose?

The perception of the nose appearance is subjective and what may be considered an aesthetic blemish by one person may be seen differently by another.

However, it is undeniable that, compared to other imperfections, those affecting the nose are practically impossible to mask, since the nose is positioned in the middle of the face.

To determine whether one has an aquiline nose or it is possible to use visual observations and assessments. However, before reviewing them, it is important to emphasise that only a medical professional experienced in aesthetic medicine will be able to provide an accurate diagnosis and recommend the most suitable treatment options.

Here are some indicators that may hint at its presence:

  1. Hump on the back of the nose: looking at one’s profile it is possible to notice a prominence or hump at the top of the nose, which can give the appearance of an eagle beak;
  2. Nose pointing downwards: creating a rounded or arched shape;
  3. Genetics: if it is a feature present in other family members, it is very likely that the individual has inherited it.

Regardless of age, it must be known that, although to a lesser extent than the skin, the nose is also affected by the physiological ageing process.

With the passage of time, the nose (particularly the tip) will actually tend to droop. Furthermore, with age the face becomes more hollowed out, making any humped nose features more noticeable.

As we will see in a moment, the characteristics and properties of hyaluronic acid make the use of this molecule extremely useful also for correcting an aquiline nose.

How to eliminate an aquiline nose?

The first thing to say is that if an aquiline nose is also related to a problem of deviation of the nasal septum a surgical intervention will be necessary to solve the related respiratory disorders, possibly also correcting the aesthetic aspect.

If the problem is exclusively of an aesthetic nature, consulting only and exclusively a doctor specialising in aesthetic medicine, there are two options to consider.

The first is rhinoplasty, meaning surgery. During this surgery, the surgeon can reshape the back of the nose, reduce the hump, refine the tip and make other changes necessary to achieve the desired result. It is a permanent solution, but with all the risks that surgery entails and a post-operative course. Moreover, it may be necessary to wait several months before seeing the final result.

For those who are looking for immediate results and a much less invasive procedure, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are becoming increasingly popular.

Remedies to eliminate an aquiline nose

How to correct an aquiline nose with fillers?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally present in the body, which plays the fundamental role of hydrating and supporting tissues. Skin ageing is largely related to the fact that the share of hyaluronic acid decreases over time, causing a loss of skin firmness and elasticity.

In aesthetic medicine, hyaluronic acid, in the form of transparent jelly injected through very fine needles, is widely used to correct a variety of blemishes and is called filler precisely because of its filling function.

In the specific case of an aquiline nose, HA is used by the aesthetic physician to modify its volume and reshape its shape.

This type of treatment, performed on an outpatient basis, has several advantages:

  • It is a safe procedure: the contraindications and side effects of hyaluronic acid are very low and related solely to the quality of the filler used and the skills of the practitioner;
  • The effects are immediate and long-lasting (6 to 12 months);
  • The result is extremely natural: the individual’s image will be greatly improved, but in harmony with his or her face.

Finally, it is important to know that this is not a permanent solution, as hyaluronic acid is a resorbable filler. However, the advantage is that if the result obtained is not exactly as desired, it will be possible to change it a few months later.

What is the perfect nose?

The concept of the perfect nose is not only subjective, but varies according to the aesthetic models recognised as such by society at a certain point in time.

The majority of individuals who turn to a surgeon or aesthetic doctor today asking for a French-style nose, however, should know that this is not necessarily the right choice.

What may be considered perfect for one person may not be perfect for another.

The ‘perfect’ nose is the one whose shape and size best complements the overall harmony of the face.

And this is precisely why hyaluronic acid fillers are an extremely effective remedy for correcting an aquiline nose and other nose imperfections. Hyaluronic acid makes it possible to improve the shape and proportions of the nose without distorting it, and without giving it an unpleasant redone effect.

However, it is essential to consult an experienced and qualified aesthetic doctor who will know how to apply and shape hyaluronic acid properly and which filler to choose according to the patient and the desired result.

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