Is it possible to get a significantly smaller nose out of my revision? (photos)
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Rhinoplasty and chin implant candidate
Yes, it's possible to make your nose much smaller
I elevated the tip significantly, and lowered the bridge. You previously posted photos of Angelina Jolie, and she also has a short nose with a low bridge. These two changes, further lowering the bridge and further shortening the nose, are the most common changes that I'm asked to do in a revision rhinoplasty.
The good news is that those two changes, even in a revision, are among the more predictable changes to make.You should understand that the changes I demonstrated in the morph require advanced techniques, techniques that most plastic surgeons cannot handle. Be sure to read the section in the "Web reference" link on how to stay out of trouble while searching for a rhinoplasty surgeon.
Your nose is also a good example of why computer imaging is mandatory in rhinoplasty. You need to know exactly what the surgeon is planning to accomplish -- what features he'll change, and by how much he'll change them -- so you know whether it's enough to be meaningful to you, and whether he understands your wishes enough to address all of your priorities. Then, he must show you before and after photos to prove that he can actually accomplish what he draws on the computer.
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