It's possible when you injured your nose, you broke it.The tell-tale sign of bleeding was
present. It must have been quite a hit if
you "blacked out" for a few seconds.The bump on your nose and the sagging towards the end may have been the
result of the accident to some degree, but most likely, the hard bump is not
entirely responsible for your nose's appearance.
If photos of you exist as a youngster, you may want to look at
those, although noses typically change in early teen years. But maybe the
accident happened before that.
you are not happy with the appearance of your nose, whether you broke it or
not, I would definitely seek a rhinoplasty consultation.You have other excellent facial features and certainly would be pleased with a natural
looking rhinoplasty. Also, from
what I glean, you have somewhat of a receding chin.You may want to ask the consulting surgeon about
that. It's very important for profiles to have the chin meet the ideal standard. That's a vertical line dropped
from the lower lip; nose and chin should meet that line. I
mention the chin because, regardless of the result that can be achieved with the
nose, it is still not the only feature of the profile. When people look at a nose in profile, it is important to evaluate how far forward the chin
goes.It may not be important to you now
and, therefore, you could certainly defer that.You may wish to have only the rhinoplasty done at this point and have
the chin implant done at a later time. That is fine too, but there are
advantages in doing two procedures at once in an economy of time, dollars, and
recovery. It certainly is wise to have
one anesthetic rather than two and to use the same seven to 10-day recovery
period to recover from two operations.
hope this is helpful. Study
up. Learn as much as you can.Visit my and the websites of other
surgeons who offer many before and after rhinoplasty photos. Study the photos. Look at patients' results in terms of naturalness and if you would be happy with the kind of results you see.
Kotler, MD, FACS
4,500 nasal procedures performed
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