What can be done for this nose? (photo)
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Perhaps permanent nonsurgical rhinoplasty is appropriate.
Photos do not give us all the information we need. You need consultation with a superspecialist who does primarily nasal cosmetic surgery. Bring friends or family with you and prepare written questions. Do your homework before you go there. Be sure to review websites that are richest with before and after photos. Look at patient reviews.
At consultation, of course, you want to have computer imaging so you can see the predicted results of your surgeon in that doctor’s hands. That is extremely important. Without it the consultation has less value.
There are nonsurgical options available, temporary and permanent. Consider those. Ask the doctor about it. Keep doing your homework. You are wise to be looking at Realself.
Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
Over 4,500 nasal procedures performed
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Thank you for your question and pictures! I see what may bother you regarding your nose, but as you may know, rhinoplasty and what can be done to improve your nose, depends on its relationship with the other features on your face. If it's possible, resubmit your question with pictures that show your face from the frontal view (top of head to just below your adam's apple) and then a lateral view (side view). The more information you give, the more specific we can be in answering your question. Thanks again!
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Keep in mind that following advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do based on very limited two dimensional photos without examining you, physically feeling your tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history and discussing the pros and cons of the operative procedure would not be in your best interest. Natural appearing results need to be individualized and what is appropriate for one patient is not necessarily the best for someone else. I would suggest that you find a surgeon with extensive rhinoplasty experience certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and one who is ideally a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or a facial plastic surgeon (otolaryngologist) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Additional information about the procedure will help you decide if it is a procedure that you want to pursue.
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Best wishes and good luck.
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