What could be done to achieve a straighter and smaller nose? (Photo)
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How To Get A Smaller, Straighter Nose
Straighter and Smaller Nose
Straighter and smaller nose?
Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do based on 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. If you are seeking a plastic surgeon out of the United States, he or she should be a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, M.D., FACS
La Jolla, California
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What could be done to achieve a straighter and smaller nose?
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
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Can I Get My nose to straighten and my tip have better definition
to Straighten the nose, you would need to first separate the septum from the bones and see what is crooked. depending on what the problem is, y ou would straigthen it.
Asfor the bulbous tip, first you would trim the lower lateral cartilages so that they are even and then use stitches to bring them together so that itis narrower.
good luck with everything!
While by no means simple, the issues that present themselves in your photos are relatively straightforward. The two major areas for improvement in your case are:
- Bulbous nasal tip
- Wide nasal dorsum
Correcting these issues will require trimming part of the tip cartilage to allow it to look more refined (less bulbous). In addition, you will require cuts in the nasal bones, called "osteotomies." It are these cuts that will lead, unfortunately, to bruising and discomfort. However, that will allow your nose to become more narrow and straight. You may also require a "hump" reduction if you have a bump on the bridge of your nose.
Bulbous tip, asymmetry of the nose?
Rhinoplasty for bulbous tip and septoplasty for deviated septum
A deviated septum is repaired with a procedure known as a septoplasty which is completely different than a rhinoplasty. This involves removal of twisted cartilage and bone in the back of the nose obstructing airflow and is performed for medical necessity.
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