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My nose is crooked and has a large bump. Will a nose job improve my overall aesthetic look? (Photo)

Hi, I have always hated my nose. It's crooked and has a large bump. I feel like it really detracts from my looks. I guess my concern is looking "done" and completely artificial. Is there a way to keep it looking somewhat natural? I do prefer stronger noses (Gillian Anderson comes to mind) if that makes a difference. Thanks for any advice!

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Good candidate for rhinoplasty but grafting might be necessary.

For improved tip strength grafting may be necessary. Video imaging would be a good way to determine what you're aesthetic goals are. Choose a surgeon who has a rich experience In aesthetic rhinoplasty.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Obviously yes Just be clear with your surgeons which your goals are and make sure you have a good understandig of the results the surgery would yield. Having reasonable expectations is key

Vartan Mardirossian, MD
Jupiter Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Yes, I agree, there are several things that can be improved with your nose. Best to see an experienced surgeon. Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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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.

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