Who decides what your new nose will look like? (Photo)
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Who decides what your new nose will look like?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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Who decides how my nose will look after surgery.
Who decides the rhinoplasty result
I use preoperative digital morphing to simulate the possible results.This allow my patients to see how certain changes to the nose affect the overall facial proportions. This allows us to set our goals for surgery.
There can be limits regarding how much change can be made during rhinoplasty and your surgeon must use his or her judgement when performing surgery to make sure that a safe level of change is made.
It's hard to say for certain in your case without examining your nose, but it should be possible to make your nose smaller than it is now. A chin implant would be helpful in balancing out the lower portion of your face as well.
You can read more about preoperative digital morphing for rhinoplasty surgery at my web reference link below.
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Thank you for your question and photos. It looks from your photos that your nose could be made smaller, although you would need a full exam to determine how this would effect your breathing.
During your consultation, you should definitely tell your surgeon what your concerns are and how you would like your nose and chin to look. Your surgeon will review your photos with you and discuss with you whether your goals are attainable.
You can certainly ask your surgeon’s opinion about what types of changes to your nose or chin would work well with your face, but the most important factor in setting surgical goals is what you want.
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