Thank you for your question and photographs.I recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty to have a nasal examination performed and a review of your medical history to see if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. From the photographs you have posted, I believe you may benefit from a hump reduction and a tip rhinoplasty which includes trimming the lower lateral cartilages and placing precision sutures to refine the tip and make it look more pleasing. Best of luck in your endeavors.
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
GreetingsThank you for your question and photos you are good candidate and you can get improved results however visit a surgeon for an examination for best recommeddation.
It appears from your photos that you could have a good improvement. Computer imaging would be very helpful when planning your surgical goals.
The concept of shortening and widening your nasal tip must be combined with taking down your nasal hump which will become 'exposed' when the tip position changes.
It is up to you to decide if you want a rhinoplasty. Softening of the tip can be performed, but a full rhinoplasty may be necessary to achieve your goals. Best of luck.
Improving the nasal tip to achieve an improved natural appearing cosmetic result is a frequent request of patients wanting nasal refinement. It is possible to improve the cosmetic appearance of the tip alone without altering the rest of the nose in some patients. Whether the optimal option in your particular situation would be a tip rhinoplasty alone or a full rhinoplasty would best be determined at a consultation. Either procedure can be performed with a closed or open approach.
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 examining you, 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.
Robert Singer, MD
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. Cartilage grafts may also be used to help improve tip refinement.
You may also benefit from a nasal tip de-projection. 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
Your nose is a little high, wide and overprojecting. This causes tightness between your upper lip and the bottom of your nose causing the excessive movement. This can be improved in a pleasing proportional manner with a well done rhinoplasty.
Dear mariafa,The "what is wrong with my nose?" question is a veritable mine field. I think to pointedly answer your question about the too pointy and sharp component: I agree that you have a long nose. This can be corrected with an open rhinoplasty. I think it prudent to advise you that by changing one aspect of your nose it will have influence on other areas of your nose. I would strongly recommend that you see a Board certified plastic surgeon who has specialized interest in Rhinoplasty to evaluate your nose and your needs. Good luck
The tip of your nose looks pointy in the profile view because it is over projected which makes the tip look too prominent. You are certainly a good candidate for a Rhinoplasty to correct this problem. From the front the tip of your nose can be very slightly refined and the bridge slightly narrowed. Most of the change would be in profile view by deprojecting your tip and then lowering the bridge slightly thus making the nose look smaller. A "caudal extension graft" can be used to make the nose look less turned up which will also help. Computer imaging can be performed to illustrate these changes so you get a good idea of what to expect.