I feel like my nose is very fat from the from the front and chunky from the side. Is it possible to look a lot more refined from the front as well as less hooky from the side? I'm afraid that it will look weird afterwards
Will my Nose Look Natural if It's Less Chunky?
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Rhinoplasty and natural results
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Rhinoplasty results should look natural
The nose can certainly be refined by narrowing the bridge, mid third of the vault, and tip of the nose. These can all be done through a traditional endonasal rhinoplasty. The nose will look more refined to further balance with facial features and to look less noticeable. A well-trained rhinoplasty surgeon should make it look very natural so it does not look operated upon.
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Rhinoplasty Can Give Natural Results When Done Correctly
It is possible for correction of large nose to appear natural as long as the nose is proportional and in balance with the other facial features. For the nose to look natural, it must be in balance and harmony with the other facial features.
One way to gain a better understanding of how rhinoplasty would change your appearance is to visit with a rhinoplasty specialist who show you what your potential rhinoplasty resuls would look like. There are several methods that rhinoplasty surgeons use in their practices to help patients understand what their surgical result may look like. Some surgeons prefer to use tracing paper overlying the patient's photographs. This can give patients a rough idea of what to expect from surgery. Computer imaging, frequently called computer morphing, is a very effective way of communicating the intended surgical results and to set goals for surgery.
Most recently, 3D computer imaging and analysis has become available. This new technology allow the surgeon and the patient to view a preoperative image in 3 dimensions. The image can be rotated and viewed from any angle. Morphing tools allow the result to be simulated in 3D and viewed from any angle.
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Rhinoplasty, the Natural Result
Your nose should look natural as long as you choose your rhinoplasty surgeon most carefully. Make sure that you clearly communicate what bothers you about your nose, as well as what you would be satisfied with after surgery.
Make sure that you surgeon understands your desired goals, and that he/she believes that they can achieve those goals for you. Consult with a few experienced, skilled, and well respected rhinoplasty surgeons before making your decision.
Good luck and be well.
Bulbous Tip & Droopy Nose
The bulbous tip is what you are referring to as "Chunky". It will certainly be finer with narrowing of the tip area. The hook like look from the side 'profile view' is called tip ptosis or droopy tip. That can be improved by refining the tip and giving it more support.
The above mentioned changes if executed properly will not look strange and will improve the overall facial aesthetics for you.
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See a rhinoplasty specialist.
The nose should look natural when it is done if you choose an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. See live patients he has done and make sure you like his work.
Rhinoplasty and natural results
The goal of rhinoplasty surgery is to provide natural results, maintain a patient's ethnicity as desired, and maintain nasal function ( breathing properly). It is certainly reasonable to correct a dorsal hump, and refine the tip.
Nasal Refinement with Rhinoplasty
The goal of rhinoplasty ultimately is enhancement of the face in general. "Weird" should not be part of the rhinoplasty result. Therefore, it is important to study your facial aesthetics carefully and understand the nasal changes necessary and possible to achieve a balanced face.
You would probably benefit from talking to a rhinoplasty surgeon to learn what is possible in your particular situation.
You can have your nose narrowed, and a bump removed with Rhinoplasty Surgery.
I read your concerns, and viewed your frontal photo. Your nose is certainly wide on the front view. If you have a profile-hump as well, these aesthetics are typically addressed during Rhinoplasty Surgery.
During your in-person consultation, your experienced, certified Rhinoplasty surgeon will let you know what's attainable with surgery.
I hope this helps, and best regards.
In your frontal view, it's hard to appreciate the overprojection of the nasal tip. You do have a wide nasal tip, which is a combination of thick nasal skin and thick lower lateral cartilage. Rhinoplasty could improve the appearance of your nasal tip significantly. Given the thickness of your nasal skin, however, you will never have a truly refined appearance to the nasal tip.
From the frontal view, it's hard to appreciate a need for Weir excision - a worm's eye view might allow better assessment.
Hope this helps. Best of luck.
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