The nose (and the ears) do elongate with age, and may appear larger, but it is not due to cartilage growing. It is due to …. gravity. Cartilage and skin are not as rigid as bone, and as such are slowly pulled down by gravity. The nose is not growing, it is slowly sagging and stretching. Older tissues become less elastic and firm, and gravity eventually wins over! This can also change the shape of the nose, making it look concave and hooked. Click here for a more detailed explanation!
So what is the answer? Is it plastic surgery? Maybe a nose job? It might work for a little bit. One study suggests it can take about 3 years off your age. Then you will need to have it done all over again! Of course there are images all over the internet of celebrities who have decided to stay young forever with the help of their friendly neighborhood plastic surgeon. These are a good commercial for aging gracefully and naturally!
The good news is that you can look younger without surgery! The most important thing is to look after yourself. By eating healthily, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol, exercising regularly, and protecting yourself from the sun you can feel and look younger!
Nosesecret nose lifters can also help you in that battle against gravity by gently lifting the tip of that sagging nose. Try a Nosesecret non-surgical nose-lift instead of an invasive procedure. Together with a healthy lifestyle you can enjoy looking and feeling years younger!