Is it possible to make the bridge of the nose smaller? (Photos)

Hi im wondering if it is possible to make a wide bridge nose with small hump with balbous tip smaller and im also considering chin implant?

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Dear drake619, Rhinoplasty is an artistically designed surgery to refine the nose to help balance the patients profile and overall facial aesthetics. This often includes reducing the dorsal hump, narrowing the bridge, and reducing the tip. In ethnic male rhinoplasty it is very important to achieve a natural looking rhinoplasty result  and it is important to consider if the patient has a weak chin at the time of consultation so the two procedures can be done to compliment each other. Your photographs are difficult to determine chin augmentation candidacy due to the angles they were shot. To see some examples of ethnic rhinoplasty see the link below and video above. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nose improvement

Thank you for your photos. It is very common to have the bridge, hump, and tip all reduced in size and to improve the definition of a nose during rhinoplasty.  Chin implants are often used together with a rhinoplasty to balance the features of the face or to create a more masculine and defined jawline and chin. It is important to have an in-office examination in which the outside and inside of the nose can be examined to determine what needs to be done with your bony and cartilagenous framework to achieve those goals. In men, it is especially important to customize the procedure to keep a masculine nose that is appropriate and natural. Hope this helps!

Johnson C. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery

Johnson C. Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Physician
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Ethnic rhinoplasty - Is it possible to make the bridge of the nose smaller?

Hello drake619 - Thanks for your question. You look to have relative thick, oily skin which makes nasal reduction more difficult.  That being said, it should be possible to reduce the size of the bridge and the tip to improve the look of your nose.  I can't really comment on a chin implant because all of your pictures show you with a beard.  But, if you have a recessed chin, a chin implant could improve this.  I would recommend that you consult with a specialist in rhinoplasty surgery, specifically ethnic rhinoplasty, for more information. Check out the first Before and After on my link below. His nose is similar to yours.Good luck, Dr. Shah

Manish H. Shah, MD, FACS
Denver Plastic Surgeon
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Natural rhinoplasty and chin implant?

yes all of the issues you mentioned can be corrected with a rhinoplasty performed by a very experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. A chin implant will further balance your face. Make sure you choose a Doctor Who does natural noses without feminizing the masculine appearance of your face. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Rhinoplasty and chin implant candidate

A rhinoplasty procedure can accomplish shaving down the dorsal hump, narrowing the bridge line, and reducing the bulbous tip. The tip can also be raised slightly when needed. A chin implant can be performed at the same time as the rhinoplasty procedure under general  anesthesia. Chin implants are manufactured in a large variety of sizes and shapes, and are placed through a small incision underneath the chin. In our practice, we perform chin implants using Implantech silastic pre- jowl chin implants with an excellent success rate for over 25 years. The chin implant in the rhinoplasty procedure can be performed together, or separately depending upon the patient's desires. Digital computer imaging be helpful to get an idea of what a chin implant and a rhinoplasty procedure would look like on your facial features. For more information and many examples, please see the link and the video below 

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty to Reduce Nasal Bridge

Your entire nose from the bridge to the tip can be narrowed while improving tip symmetry and definition. Your bridge including the radix (the top of the bridge) can be lowered. Select an rhinoplasty specialist so you reduce the size but maintain a strong proportional male nose.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty, some advices:

Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.

The harmony between facial parts makes us instinctively recognize the beauty... without knowing it, without defining it, just a perception that surprises and captivates us.

In this regard, I suggest perform a Closed Rhinoplasty (without visible scars) to treat the tip, base and nasal bridge.
With this procedure you get a delicate nose, better harmonize with your other facial features.

Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Is it possible to make the bridge of the nose smaller?

  Every nose is different and unique to that individual. If the appearance of your nose concerns you enough to do something about it, it can be improved and made smaller with a natural artistically performed rhinoplasty. What would be the best option and exact procedure would depend on an in person examination (not just an online consultation) and discussion about desired outcome. Excellent results can be achieved with either a closed or open technique.

Nasal cosmetic surgery and a chin implant are frequently performed together in the appropriate patient. The ideal aesthetic result should be individualized to achieve harmony with your other facial features and improve the areas that concern you.

Following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do based on limited 2 dimensional photos without examiningyou, physically feeling the 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. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon with extensive nasal surgery experience who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or a facial plastic surgeon (ENT) 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.

Robert Singer, MD FACS

La Jolla, California

Robert Singer, MD
La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
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