If a rhinoplasty looks natural, then often people will not be able to tell you had surgery. Unfortunately, the greatest risk of rhinoplasty a that you end up with a result that you don't like or that needs to be revised. If that risk is not worth it in your mind, then maybe rhinoplasty is not right for you.
Seek an expert in the field of rhinoplasty and have digital imaging performed during your consultation. This will allow you to see the proposed changes rhinoplasty surgery would provide and see if you feel they are what you have in mind for a natural looking appearance. In rhinoplasty surgery the end desired result is a natural looking nose that you appear you were born with not purchased as well as a properly functioning nose. Best regards, Michael V.Elam, M.D.
The current philosophy in nasal surgery, with most plastic surgeons, is to create a nose that will result in more attractive features but without anyone being able to tell. As a matter of fact the best compliment I get from my patients is when they tell me everyone tells them they are more beautiful but no one can tell it is because they had a rhinoplasty. That being said, judging from your photos, you have a satisfactory male nose which if you came to my office I would probably turn you down. To be concerned about what you call a bulbous tip in a male, is in my book a "red flag". Sorry for my bluntness, but I am just giving you my honest opinion. By the way, stay away from any surgeon who would offer computer pre-imaging in a case such as yours. To provide computer pre-imaging for the tip in a thick-skin male nose like yours is ridiculous.
The bulbous tip can be refined with a conservative cartilage removal for mild cases, or suture techniques applied to the lower lateral cartilages when there is very wide cartilages present. A prominent columella can also be trimmed back with a columellar plasty. Wide nostrils are reduced with an alar plasty. For many examples and more information, please see the link below
A minor refinement of the nose is always possible with a tip rhinoplasty. Computer imaging would be very beneficial for determing if you would get the result you desire.
You can have a more refined nose that is natural in appearance. I perform these surgeries with closed technique to preserve the structure of the nose and minimize visible scarring.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
- You can have a rhinoplasty where strangers will not be able to tell
- These are concerns that you would bring up to your rhinoplasty surgeon in your consultation and you can pick the one you feel comfortable with
- Because you want a very specific look, seek out a rhinoplasty specialist who performs it regularly
The areas that you described and would like
improved can be addressed with a subtle natural appearing rhinoplasty performed
by an expert artistic plastic surgeon with extensive rhinoplasty experience.
Keep in mind, that following the advice
from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you what to do
based on limited 2 dimensional photos without examining you, physically feeling
the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and
discussing the pros and cons of the proposed operative procedure with you and
your parents may not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a
plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a
member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or 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
You can have what you describe IF you go to an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who does natural, non operated looking noses.
The goal of rhinoplastic surgery is to make it look natural. It is often a complication from rhinoplasty that leaves telltale signs. These risks are reduced with an experienced board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. You would meet your goals with a closed rhinoplasty which further minimizes the chance of it looking "done." Your main concern seems to be the tip. When the lower lateral cartilages (which cause the bulbous appearance of your nose) are partly removed from inside the nose, a natural look is the result. Best wishes.