Thank you for your question. There are many different ways to perform a rhinoplasty, it is important to communicate with your surgeon prior to your procedure with your particular goals and expectations. The procedure can then be customized to your needs. Best wishes!
Refining your nose via rhinoplasty
After reviewing your photos, I believe that you are an excellent candidate for rhinoplasty. Your tip can be refined to create a more defined, chiseled look. I recommend consulting with a Board-Certified plastic surgeon who will appropriately examine your nose, create a simulation and tailor the perfect plan to your individual wishes.
Only you can decide if you should get a rhinoplasty but narrowing your entire nose and refinement of the tip would make your nose more proportional to your surrounding facial features. Without a profile view I cannot make any other suggestions for you to consider. Find a surgeon whose natural results you like to discuss your options.
You have a very nice smile and you would be an excellent candidate for a rhinoplasty. While there are a variety of approaches and techniques employed by various surgeons, it is up to you to do your due diligence to find a rhinoplasty specialist in order to achieve the best results possible. Using autologous grafts (tissue and cartilage from your own body) will provide the safest and most permanent results.
Looking at computer-morphed images with your surgeon during
consultation will give you a good idea of what is possible, and also give you a
great chance to convey to your surgeon what you envision.
Greetings, thanks for your question. The decision to undergo nasal surgery is an important one that should not be viewed lightly. If you would like to change the shape of your nose, and perhaps more importantly if you have any difficulty with breathing then you are likely a good candidate. That being said a patient's motivation for surgery is very very important. The best candidates are patients from whom the motivation comes from within, meaning you just don't like how your nose looks. I counsel patients to be careful when considering nasal surgery due to external factors such as someone said something, a boyfriend/partner broke up with me, etc. Ultimately the only person who needs to be happy and satisfied with your nasal appearance is you the patient. Hope this helps.
Rhinoplasty to refine the nasal tip
A closed rhinoplasty approach can accomplish narrowing the bridge and the bulbous tip with all of the incisions placed on the inside of the nose. to narrow the bulbous and wide nasal tip requires conservative cartilage removal and suture techniques applied to the lower lateral cartilages of the nasal tip area. For more information and many examples, please see blank and the video below
As mentioned below, no one ever "needs" a rhinoplasty however looking at the frontal view pictures, it appears that you could narrow the tip somewhat and still have a very natural appearing nose.
Other modification suggestions would require other views e.g. profile, oblique. If it is bothering you , why don't you have a consultation with one or two experienced rhinoplasty surgeons to see what your options are.
Should I get a nose job/nose lift?
one ever "needs" a rhinoplasty. It is an elective procedure and only
you can determine if your nasal features concern you enough to do something
about improving the cosmetic appearance of your nose and whether it would be
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.
about the procedure will help you decide if it is a procedure that you want to
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Rhinoplasty is the art of reshaping the nose. The key is to have a frank conversation with your surgeon to make sure you are both looking for the same result. With the use of Vectra 3D imaging it's easier to discuss final outcome. Remember that the imaging system is just a tool and not a guarantee of final result.
I believe that rhinoplasty surgery is something that entails different goals for each patient. In your case the desire for a thinner nose may be accomplished through surgery. Having a thorough consultation is important for a successful outcome. Imaging may be used to show you what a new nose can look like for you.