Q. I've noticed that my nose seems longer the older I get. Could this be true? Is there anything I can do?
A. As we age, the nose elongates -- along with the ears and earlobes. Rhinoplasty ("nose job") can certainly improve this. In these types of rhinoplasty procedures, the surgeon reshapes the cartilage of the nose through tiny incisions inside the rim of the nose and carefully trims excess, and sometimes rotates a drooping nasal tip upward. It's important to note that the nose is the central feature of the face, and a millimeter can drastically alter one's appearance. Be sure to seek a surgeon who understands how to maintain the harmony of your facial features, gender and ethnicity.