Is there any hope for my crooked bulbous nose? (Photo)
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Help for a crooked, bulbous nose
It appears from the photograph that it's primarily the lower 1/3 of your nose that is of concern. I believe that portion could be adjusted coming close to the simulation that you have provided. However, it is difficult without evaluating your nasal profile. While pictures of other noses can be helpful to you and your surgeon, to start a conversation about realistic expectations, remember that we are all different and all heal differently.
Bulbous Tip, Deviated Nose
Yes your nose can be improved as much as your simulation. However, most of the noses in your collage look "operated" while your simulation does not look "surgical". The deviation can also be corrected.
Is there any help for my crooked bulbous nose?
A full set of facial photographs with the patient are required to make a determination about a rhinoplasty procedure, since the nose is a 3-dimensional structure. Digital computer imaging can be performed in the office setting as well. The 1 morphed picture does appear realistic. It is important to have realistic expectations and do not expect to receive a celebrity nose. For more information and many examples, placing a link and the video below
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Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your
photograph, you may benefit from a tip refining rhinoplasty. Your surgeon can
accomplish this by trimming, suturing, and reshaping the cartilage in your
lower nose. Make sure you specifically look at before and after
pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon
and not just a computer animation system. The most important
aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek
consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate
you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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