Shaved dorsal hump, sharper frontal image, eliminate droopy tip. Is this a realistic expectation for Rhinoplasty?
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Keep in mind that following advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you what to do based on two dimensional photos without examining you, physically feeling your 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. Natural appearing results need to be individualized and what is appropriate for one patient is not necessarily the best for someone else. I would suggest that you find a surgeon with extensive rhinoplasty experience certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and one who is 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. The length of the procedure, cost, and the specific operative steps to achieve an ideal cosmetic result vary from patient to patient and would depend on the findings at your consultation examination.
Robert Singer, M.D., FACS
La Jolla, California
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Your dorsal hump and nose tip definition can be easily improved. Make certain you visit a Board Certified Plastic surgeon.
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The best way for you to proceed would be to visit a few board certified facial plastic / plastic surgeons in your area and have them show you computed simulated post operative results so you can solidify your doubts in what is possible, what the outcome will be, and what each surgeon is expecting to deliver.
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