What is the level of difficulty for fixing my nose? What are some terms that describe the problem areas. (photo)
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Based on simple pictures alone, you need a dorsal hump takedown, osteotomies and tip work but you already have alar retraction (seeing too much into the nostrils) and its very easy for an average plastic surgeon to make that worse during tip work so please find a specialist who deals with all kinds of noses on a daily basis.
It can definitely be improved
What is the level of difficulty for fixing my nose? What are some terms that describe the problem areas.
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.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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The dorsal hump his composed of the bone and cartilage and would be shaved down.
Medial and lateral osteotomies of the nasal bones will need to be performed to narrow and straighten bridge line once the hump is removed.
Tip surgery may be required which could include a simple removal of the cephalic trim of the lower lateral cartilages, or a suture technique to the lower lateral cartilages.
A very small glabellar graft may also be required at to add height to the bridge
Small amount of columellar show also need to be trimmed back to prevent more columellar show once the hump has been removed
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