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Can your nose get smaller as you lose weight?

Hi: Good news for me, as a man I have a big nose, but now it looks smaller after VSG, I’m happy, oh and my face is also thinner.Very happy with my VSG, it’s working great.

SW: 255   CW  189       66 pound to reach goal of 150 pounds.

The Best to all.

88 Lou


I think so, and alot of women who have been pregnant in the past have tole me their nose got wider during pregnancy, maybe due to swelling, maybe due to water, but they noticed after the pregnancy and weight loss their nose returned to normal shape.

I guess it makes sense, if you can gain weight and size in even your fingers and toes, it can affect your nose too…

Just wondering if anyone on here noticed it for themselves.

Your nose will get smaller as your face thins, BUT it will still be the same proportion as it was on the larger person. If it is big, then it is big

Does losing weight affect your nose?

Usually from age 18 or so at least in my life my nose looked more bulbous on my face.

But for some reason when I got older like into my mid and late 20’s my nose looks significantly longer and also more skinny.

This doesn’t shock me, since as a kid like nearly everyone else we have noses that don’t go out far and are more mushy. I mean look at every baby, it has like a button nose.

When you grow up your nose forms, it appears by around age 24 it has reached it’s final shape. Usually at this age it looks a bit more bony than when you were in your teens, your face usually will become more bony with age as well.

As far as fat, well from my opinion I only think being fat affects your nose if you are obese. I nose that so many obese people have big noses, like fatty looking ones. Clearly fat can deposit there (but it requires you to be very obese for that to start to happen).
I think someone who is only 15kg overweight will not really notice a difference in their nose when they lose that weight.

But I think someone who is like 60–90kg overweight may notice a difference in their nose if they become skinny.

Look here, his nose was clearly more fatty looking when he was obese.

In old age the nose will also droop a bit more at the end in many people, the skin becomes thinner and the tiny layer of fat inside is mostly lost (so it can look a bit bony in old age.)

Notice the yellow thin layer between the cartilage and the skin? That is fat, yes it exists in your nose (despite what other uneducated users say on their answers to this question). Even the fat in the forehead above is significantly lost as well in age.

The old skin on an elderly person can be half as thick only, and damage easily.

Despite saying that she doesn’t see anything wrong with plastic surgery, Khloe Kardashian told Cosmopolitan that if you think her nose looks smaller than it used to, it’s not because of cosmetic surgery.

It’s because not only has she learned the tricks of the contouring trade, but her recent 40-pound weight loss has helped her face take on a whole new shape. She told the mag, “when I lost weight, my nose did get smaller, and also I now know about contouring. Like when I wash my face, my nose is wider.”

I initially was skeptical that your nose would go through such changes after weight loss, but experts say that it makes sense because the face as a whole is slimmer than before. As Richard W. Fleming, MD, a plastic surgeon from Beverly Hills put it on RealSelf, “Losing weight may change the appearance of your nose because it will be seen adjacent to the surrounding thinner facial structures but it will not make the nose appear thinner.”

Don’t even try it.

This is a human nose:

It’s made of cartilage.

Not muscle. Not fat.

No matter how much weight you lose, your cartilage will not shrink.

The only, I repeat, only way to change the shape of your nose is though a rhinoplasty or other cosmetic operations.

Trying to lose rapid weight could potentially damage your body if your doctor hasn’t declared you overweight or obese.

Accept your nose.

Or get surgery to change it, that’s none of my business.

But losing weight isn’t going to cut it.

Pun intended.

Personally, yes. This might vary people from people, but for me, gaining weight made my nose look much bulbous and heftier, especially the tip and the middle of my nose. To add, from experience, my nose tended to look more rounder and bulbous when I gained weight from eating too much refined carbs.

There is a small amount of fat in the tip of the nose which may make it appear “less bulgy”, but the majority of the shape of the nose is dominated by bone and cartilage. These do not change with weight loss but can be altered with surgery. Modifications of cartilage and/or nasal bones are often performed to improve the width and shape of the nose.

Wasn’t sure which category to post this under… I guess it’s «chit chat».

Anywhoo, I know when you lose weight your face usually gets smaller, but does your nose? I’ve seen before and after pictures and some people look like their nose got smaller/stayed the same, but some have a bigger nose. My nose is on the larger side and I’m just curious how it will look after I’ve reached my goal…. kind of scared it’ll look bigger. What are you thoughts… experience?


I think it’s just like anything else…for some people, it really changes, and for others it does not.

I don’t think my nose looks that different now compared to when I was 120 lb heavier. In fact my face has not even changed that drastically except that I have a sharper/no double chin.

I know a girl whose face changed drastically with her weight loss of about 60 lb, to the point that several people asked if she had a nose job. Her larger nose looks more angular now and I’ll admit it was a bit disconcerting the first few photos I saw of her but once I got used to seeing it, and saw her «irl» she looked so much prettier and healthier that her ‘new’ nose suits her very well!!


Your nose looks fine. You can’t really lose weight/appearance from your nose, and not everyone loses weight from their face in the same way to alter the appearance of your nose.

Look into contouring with makeup. That can dramatically slim down the appearance of your nose. Not that I think you should; learning to love yourself is key, and your nose really does look fine. Not even objectively big, imo.

Buuut, contouring might help you feel more confident. Looks like you have a bit done in your profile pic? You can do it more dramatically, if that’s the look you’re going for.

Your Feet Get Smaller

I can personally attest to this. Not only can losing weight help you with feet issues (including pain), but it can also make your feet smaller. AZ Central Healthy Living pointed out that “According to Mayo Clinic nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky, fat is stored energy, packed into efficient cells to be burned off when your body needs it, such as when you exercise.

Hormones and genetics dictate where fat cells are stored in each person, including the feet. Although different people are predisposed to lose fat in different body areas first, eventually even the fat stored in your feet will get burned for energy.”

Have more energy after your weight loss? It’s a common positive change to the body. That’s why getting off the train a stop before where you usually get off and walking home isn’t as taxing, why on days where you rest instead of head to the gym, you might feel like you want to get up and get moving–even if it’s just a few yoga poses or dancing to a favorite playlist. And that’s why what used to leave you exhausted doesn’t require as much energy. Score!

You Enjoy Sex More

Some of us snore when we’re sick, others when we’re exhausted. And some of us snore after significant weight gain (especially if that weight is stored around the neck). Dr. Jordan Pritikin, an otolaryngologist at Chicago Nasal {amp}amp;

According to the good folks at Shape, if you lost a lot of weight and find yourself feeling colder and colder, to the point where you have a personal heater blasting at all times at work and feel miserable in restaurants, libraries and movie theaters, it may not be an iron issue.

Maybe it’s the fact that you’re not so focused on what your body is looking like and doing during intercourse, but for many, sex is much better after dropping the pounds. Also, you have more energy for it, and you may get aroused easier.

“At the European Society for Sexual Medicine conference in Amsterdam, Italian researchers presented evidence that severely obese women who lowered their body mass index through an eight-week residential weight-loss program showed a range of sexual improvements, including more frequent sex, greater sexual desire, and even better vaginal lubrication.”

And while a man might see an increase in penis size after a major weight loss, as Khloe Kardashian also pointed out to Nylon, your vagina might drop a few pounds as well: “I swear my p— has lost weight too, which I did not know was an option but, thank God.”

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