Unfortunately, the photos are quite blurry and don't show enough angles to make a detailed evaluation. There are many different techniques used to address specific cosmetic concerns of the nose. I truly believe that you are best served by seeing a plastic surgeon in your area for a consultation. In my opinion, a rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging surgeries. Find a surgeon that routinely performs rhinoplasties as part of his or her practice. Good luck and be safe.
John T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, FICS
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dear Inertia, thank you for your question.Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure that can
dramatically change one's appearance. Consult with a board certified facial plastic
surgeon who can perform computer imaging to show you what may be possible.
Before and after photos are a good way to evaluate your surgeon.Good Luck!
The tip can be refined and deprojected through a closed rhinoplasty approach without a visible scar to produce a natural result.
Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds
of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the
plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a
sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
It is very difficult to tell from the photographs presented what is going on with your nose. The bulbous tip is best addressed with tip suturing techniques to the lower lateral cartilages, and sometimes a conservative cartilage removal. The overly projecting nose is de-projected with a combination of tip surgery and reduction of the projecting dorsal septum. Once any dorsal hump has been removed, medial and lateral osteotomies are required to close the open roof deformity. The reason your nose looks different from many different angles is that it is probably asymmetrical, so that is also a goal in mind when performing rhinoplasty is to make the nose symmetrical.
This is very personal decision for you. If you desire a more denied appearing nose than yes a full rhinoplasty is indicated. Best to seek only IN PERSON opinions...
Following advice from a surgeon on this or any
other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do based on limited two dimensional
photos without examining you, physically feeling your tissue, assessing your
desired outcome, taking a full medical history and discussing the pros and cons
of the operative procedure would not be in your best surgery. Natural appearing
results need to be individualized and what is appropriate for one patient is
not necessarily the best for someone else. I would suggest that you find a
surgeon certified by the American Board of American Plastic Surgery and one who
is ideally a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
(ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your
concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, M.D., FACS
While it is very difficult to give advice or opinions about a rhinoplasty for you (based on these photos), yes reducing a bulbous tip is an option. Full face photos with front and side view would be helpful, or see a rhinoplasty surgeon in person and discuss your concerns.
Thank you for the question and your photos. Rhinoplasty is a technichally challenging operation with nearly infinite possibilities of maneuvers and techniques. Most people have some slight asymmetry or aesthetic issue with their nose, and therefore could be a candidate for nose reshaping. That said, it's all about specifics -- what areas are you looking to address? What are your aesthetic goals? How is your breathing? Etc. This process requires review of standardized photos as well as an in-person exam. During your consultation, computer imaging programs can be very helpful in the discussion between you and your surgeon. Best of luck moving forward!
#San Francisco Rhinoplasty
This is a common question on this forum. The short answer is, we cannot tell from a few partial-face photographs. In fact, full-face photographs are not enough, without a personal consultation and physical examination. A good rhinoplasty surgeon would examine your nasal structure, the physical characteristics of your nose, as well as talk to you about your specific desires and take your health history. Only then can your candidacy for a rhinoplasty be determined.
You may be a good candidate for nose reshaping surgery if you dislike the shape and proportion of your nose.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to give you an assessment in an online forum, particularly from non-standardized photos.
Please see an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon for an evaluation and to discuss your concerns.
Larry Fan, MD