Would Rhinoplasty be the answer to my 'defect'? (Photo)
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Would I benefit from a rhinoplasty?
I think the problem you see is related to the tip cartilages, and it is a true a rhinoplasty would address this. But there is a time and a place for surgery.
A rhinioplasty is a surgical procedure, one that needs to be considered, and there are age guidelines as to when is the right time. The surgery is best left until skeletal maturity, ie the end of facial growth, so age is an issue to ensure in the long term you get the best result.
You need a proper consultation with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and from there you can plan the best way forward.
All the best
Would Rhinoplasty be the answer to my 'defect'?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Is rhinoplasty a good option for your nose
This should be free of charge. At that time, your doctor can evaluate your nasal anatomy and carefully examine the area of fullness. I agree that you may feel more confident without this region of fullness. Based upon the photos, I do believe that a rhinoplasty primarily involving tip refinement would be of benefit. Most physicians like to wait until patients are age 15 to 16. This will ensure that the nose is nearly completely matured prior to surgery. I hope this helps!
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