My nose is very flat and wide. When I smile, it looks like I'm struggling and I can't see my full set of top teeth. (Photo)
2 years ago
Well first I know I have to get a nose rhinoplasty to make it look more normal. But I need to know some questions. 1# do I need my teeth longer looking and straightened ? 2# I have a small jaw and it's the main cause for my double chins, do I need to fix my jawline 3# would my nose look nicely shaped after nose job ? 4# What will help me achieve a Nice Smile were you'll be able to see my Full top teeth? And my nose what look flat and wide.
Doctor Answers 3
Your concerns of narrowing the width of the nose are common issues patients present with when seeking rhinoplasty. The difference is how to artistically address weak cartilages and a thick skin envelope. All these can be addressed with open structural rhinoplasty. We would be happy to meet with you for a consultation.
A rhinoplasty is a reasonable request based upon the photos. An exam would be necessary to address the other concerns.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
You present a complex series of needs. The nose and the chin and jawline can best be assessed by a Board Certified PS, especially if your occlusion or your bite is normal. If you have a bite or occlusion problem you will need an oral maxillofacial surgeon. Once you address dental issues- then I would seek out the Board Certified PS. In my opinion- you will need additional tissue--- possibly an implant in your nose to achieve maximum benefit. With the regards to your chin- i would wait to comment following the above referenced suggestions.
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