Unhappy with the tip of my nose! What are your expert opinions? (Photo)
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Unhappy with your rhinoplasty results
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Although your nose is not necessarily bad looking, the description of what makes you unhappy and the photos you present match. Your tip would benefit from refinement and possibly deprojection.
Find a few qualified rhinoplasty surgeons and look at their photos. Be clear about what you want, and have your digital images morphed so that you both agree about what needs to be accomplished.
Best of luck!
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Revision rhinoplasty for the low bridge and large tip, etc.
Its all relative....
I'll answer based on your concerns and photo's but obviously its impossible to comment in great detail without seeing you in person.
I can see where you are coming from 100%. My opinion is, you have some bony dorsum removed and your tip reduced, however you also had your tip projection increased (the distance from the tip to your face). This often occurs (and is wanted) in some people who have their bulbous tip reduced. But you can imagine, if you make the upper part of your nose smaller and make the tip bigger, it can look like your nose sticks out more than it should...its all relative. You can really see this on your side view (although a better full side view would be ideal).
I hope this helps a bit. I would get a second opinion in person from a certified facial cosmetic surgeon.
Unhappy with tip of nose
Unhappy with the tip of my nose! What are your expert opinions?
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Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Several nose shaping option available depending on goal
It sounds like you have some reasonable concerns and expectations about the appearance of your nose. Your surgical options will eventually come down to work performed on the tip only versus on the tip and dorsum of the nose. Some surgeons may recommend a mild dorsal augmentation as well as tip reduction and support. It will all come down to what you ideally want to accomplish and the surgeon that you eventually go with. I think a slightly smaller tip would benefit you. The "plunging tip" when you smile is in part a result of the cheek and smile muscles. This can be partially corrected with tip support but some of that phenomenon will always be present.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
Revision rhinoplasty for a large tip
- I can see what you are seeing and it would be best to have an exam to determine the exact cause of your dissatisfation
- Sometimes, thicker skin can be the cause, other times, it is leftover cartilage that needs to be removed or shaped accordingly
- See a few revision rhinoplasty specialists after looking at their before and after photos who can address all of your concerns and answer your questions
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