Slightly crooked, flared, and pointy nose; Am I a good candidate for a rhinoplasty? (photos)
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Since it sounds as if you have always been unhappy with the look of your nose then I think you would benefit from talking with a board certified plastic surgeon about your options. Determining the right nose for your individual face requires an in person assessment, but yes, you sound like a good candidate for a rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is all about finding something that can be improved, and obtaining that with a natural result. It is important for you to see a rhinoplasty specialist for a full examination. Then he/she can tell you what can and cannot be done.
The lower portion of the nose can be modified to improve the appearance. The nasolabial is a masculine 90 degrees and the columella is too low, so you easily see the inside of the nose. The tip has to be lifted and the columella lifted. It appears that a chin implant would balance you profile.
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You could be a good candidate for Rhinoplasty procedure. However, it is difficult to evaluate your nose without examination in person. Researching the surgeons before and after pictures on websites will give you an idea of the results the surgeon gets and how often he/she performs rhinoplasty procedures. Feel free to send us additional photos for evaluation.
Sorry, but I do not see any issues with your nose that a rhinoplasty would correct in my opinion. Best of luck.
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
Thank you for your question and photographs.
I would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty so they can perform a nasal examination and review of your medical history. Based on your photos, you would benefit from a rhinoplasty to straighten the bridge of your nose and some tip refinement 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
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