My My nose is lumpy and bumpy and wide. I want to change the shape of it. Surgical or non-surgical nose job? (photo)
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Surgical or non-surgical nose job?
A well performed rhinoplasty by an artistic plastic surgeon with extensive experience in performing nasal surgery can improve the overall appearance of your nose. You cannot achieve a reasonable result with injectable fillers. In fact, it may make the nose worse.
Following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly 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 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 that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
SURGICAL VS NON-SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY
Surgical or nonsurgical nose job
We do not recommend the fillers placed in the nose because it will make the nose larger on a temporary basis. A surgical rhinoplasty will decrease the size of the nose. Osteotomies will narrow the nasal bones, tip suturing techniques on lower lateral cartilages and a conservative cartilage removal will narrow the tip, and an alar-plasty will narrow the wide nostrils. For many examples of rhinoplasty, please see the link below
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My nose is lumpy and bumpy and wide. I want to change the shape of it. Surgical or non-surgical nose job?
My My nose is lumpy and bumpy and wide. I want to change the shape of it. Surgical or non-surgical nose job?
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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