Am I a good candidate for Rhinoplasty? What parts of my nose would need alteration? (photo)
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From your photo, in my opinion you need finesse rhinoplasty. Minor refinement to the bridge and slight elevation of the tip.
Best of luck,
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It is difficult to give an opinion based on only one photograph, since the nose is a three-dimensional structure. Shaving down the dorsal hump, osteotomies to narrow the nasal bones and lifting the tip slightly would be some ideas to start with. Virtual rhinoplasty software is available on the link below along with our photo gallery to get an idea what can be accomplished with the procedure
Am I a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?
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.
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Los Angeles, CA
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Am I a good candidate for Rhinoplasty? (photo)
San antonio rhinoplasty
these are the parts
1) size - every so slightly larger for your otherwise very attractive and delicate face (nice brows, eyes, cheeks, lips, chin, and skin), would like to see and overall "5-7%" decrease in size (this is not a hard in fast number/I just use this as a rough guideline when thinking about how to balance a nose with a face).
2) dorsal convexity - you don't have true hump, but from the nasion/radix (take-off) to the tip the "bridge" of your nose bows outward slightly. I would like to make that a straight line with a very slight supratip break and the tip being ever so slightly raised above that flat line (just barely)
3) you have some infra tip fullness that creates a the appearance of a drooping tip, and you may in fact have a slightly under-rotated nasal tip (hard to tell with just this one photo) - eitherway addressing one or the other will make your nose look just slightly shorter and will make the tip and columella have the appropriate relationship to the lip
4) your lower lateral cartilages look large, medially rotated, and convex outward. I am willing to be based on the side appearance that if we had a front view photo your tip and supratip region would be wider than you care for. - this can be addressed to make your tip a little more delicate and balanced without making it too narrow
i see you are in san antonio
i am in austin, just about 1 hour away
i treat lot of patients from san antonio and south to the valley
your nose reminds me a little of one i have on my profile - check it out, i think you will be encouraged by what you see is possible
Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
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