Besides tip work, do you think I need my bridge lowered/narrowed to get my ideal nose? My eyes are a bit too close together and I've heard that lowering/narrowing the bridge can make them seem further apart. I would prefer to just drastically narrow the tip of my nose, because I've heard this is cheaper than also modifying the bridge, but I want the absolute perfect nose for my face. If you were my doctor, what would you recommend?
Besides Tip Work, Do You Think I Need my Bridge Lowered/narrowed to Get my Ideal Nose?
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Tip rhinoplasty may require narrowing of nasal bones for nasal harmony
Thank you for your question. A tip rhinoplasty can be done alone. However from your description you want a fairly narrow tip, and if the tip is narrowed significantly it may be out of balance with the upper nasal bones. If this is the case then narrowing of the upper nasal bones may need to be done. I do not think it will make your eyes appear wider heart.
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Limiting Rhinoplasty Work
If I was your surgeon, I would first recommend you submit a picture of your profile. It does appear bridge work would be beneficial. You talk about saving money and then say you want the "absolute perfect nose". Don't do less surgery to save money; do what is necessary to achive the best possible result. If you want a "perfect" result, don't do the surgery - there is no such thing. Your nose can be significantly improved.
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One frontal view is not adequate to make a jugement. Also one of the biggest factors in how a rhinoplasty will trun out is the quality of your skin. Do you have thick or thin, oliy or dry etc...Also I take photos and then I discuss what I can do for you. If this makes sense then I just use the computer to give you an idea of how this will look. That is when you can decide based on the consult and what I have been able to show you. Also you can speak to any of my rhinoplasty pateints.
Bridge lowered/narrowed to get my ideal nose?
Question: Besides tip work, do you think I need my bridge lowered/narrowed to get my ideal nose?
Answer: If I were your doctor, I would most likely not want to operate on your nose. This is because of the way you phrased your statements and questions. The bridge of your nose has nothing to do with the distance of your eyes to each other. The term “prefer to drastically narrow the tip of my nose” is completely inappropriate. Also, “cheaper” should never be a determinant of the type of cosmetic procedure perform on a nose. Lastly, there is no such thing as an “absolute perfect nose.” Anyone who insists on absolute perfection will never be happy with the results of any procedure and, accordingly, would not become a patient in my practice. Sorry to be blunt with my response but I speak the truth! My comments are made with your best interests in mind.
It is difficult to determine what exactly needs to be done base only on a frontal view picture. I would lose the thought about altering the bridge of your nose to give the perception that improves the appearance of your eyes. Secondly, do not let cost factor in heavily when you are determining making sure you get what you want and what is needed. Rhinoplasty can be "dumbed down" by any surgery but it is actually a very sophisticated operation when performed correctly.
"Needed" Nose Surgery
Tip and bridge changes with rhinoplasty
The first question is: "What is your ideal nose?" Your plastic surgeon can help you decide which parts of your nose need to be operated on once you have discussed your concerns and wishes. It would only be reasonable to advise you after a full examination and comprehensive discussion of your expected outcome.
Bridge and tip work are often performed together in rhinoplasty
Without a full set of pictures it is difficult to determine your specific issue with the bridge of the nose. However, most patients getting tip work done will also need bridge work to keep the nose in harmony. Post more pictures for a more specific opinion.
Rhinoplasty tip and bridge work
It is difficult for me to say what exactly you would need without seeing more photos and performing an exam. We do our best and strive for perfection but unfortunately I do not know a single plastic surgeon that has ever achieved perfection.
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