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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Hello, Thank you for the photos and questions. What you desire can definitely be achieved. I would suggest to book in a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Choose one with many before and after photos of patients with similar noses to your own. Research is always key!

We wish you the best of luck.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and chin implant

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Your bridge can be made smaller and your tip can be refined.  A small chin implant would also work.  Computerized imaging will help make a decision. Best wishes.

David Alessi, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is it possible to make the bridge of the nose smaller?

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Your photos suggest that you are a good candidate for cosmetic rhinoplasty and consideration for chin augmentation to better balance your profile.  Meet with an ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon in your area for a face-to-face consultation.  This will provide you the best advice and the opportunity to review before-and-after photos of other patients.  Best wishes and good luck.

Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
ABC-TV Extreme Makeover Surgeon
Beverly Hills, California

Jon A. Perlman, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty for Bridge of nose

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Thank you for posting photos. This can definitely be addressed with great results. Be sure to visit a few Board Certified Surgeons that are experienced in rhinoplasty! Best of luck. Dr. Kim

Daniel B. Kim, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nose improvement

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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?

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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?

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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
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Rhinoplasty and chin implant candidate

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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

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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
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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