Is it possible for me to have a flatter and smaller nose? (photo)
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Rhinoplasty for flatter and smaller nose
Advising you from a drawing is difficult but the short answer is yes. Visit the american society of plastic surgeons website and find a plastic surgeon in your area that specializes in rhinoplasty surgery.
Reshaping the nose during rhinoplasty
Reducing the height of your dorsum (bridge) and making your nose flatter and smaller is definitely possible with rhinoplasty. The extent to which it can be reshaped will be determined by your individual anatomy, including the thickness of your skin and your facial features.
With an experienced rhinoplasty specialist, computer imaging can be helpful to show you graphically what effect those nasal changes will have on your overall appearance, as well as what is technically achievable with surgery.
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Possible to have a smaller flatter nose?
Following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do based on limited line drawings without examining you, physically feeling the 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 interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon with extensive nasal surgery experience who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or a facial plastic surgeon (otolaryngologist) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Making a Nose Flatter and Smaller
This type of change is done all the time with rhinoplasty surgery. However, without photos and an examination it is difficult to accurately say yes or no in your case. Consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon who has dedicated rhinoplasty experience - they should be able to tell with relative assurance that certain changes can be made to your nose. Wishing you the best of luck.
Is it possible for me to have a flatter 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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