I am getting a septo rhinoplasty in TX this September. The PS is going to fix my deviated septum and add some sort of cartilage graft to one side, and is also going to be shaving down the bridge of my nose a tiny bit for cosmetic reasons. I requested that he just barely alter the bridge, but said that I am fine with the tip of the nose. He said this was fine. But now I am wondering if it is okay to tone down the bridge without touching the tip? Or will the septoplasty straighten the tip out?
Is It Okay to Just Tone Down the Bridge of my Nose Without Changing the Tip? (photo)
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Is It Okay to Just Tone Down the Bridge of my Nose Without Changing the Tip?
If you like the size and shape of the nasal tip then there's no reason to change it during the Septorhinoplasty. Septoplasty can make the tip more straight is the front edge of the septum is crooked, otherwise it has no effect on the size and shape of the nasal tip itself. Hope this helps.
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Deviated nose can be caused by deviated septum and septoplasty is needed to straighten the nasal pyramid. Occasionally, asymmetric face may be the culprit.
Reducing Nasal Bump Without Changing Tip
Changing your septum will not refine your wide tip, which I feel should be done to improve your nasal appearance. If you're going to have surgery you want to achieve the best possible result.
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