What corrections would I need to my nose?
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What changes are required in a rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an operation with many steps, and these will incorporate many desirable changes, as long as you understand what these changes are. Imaging will help. Mostly these are relationship issues, and the upper lip van be helped by reducing tension on the tip and reducing the length of the columella.
Your nose is very suitable for rhinoplasty, so make the step to see someone who has a keen interest in rhinoplasty.
I hope this helps.
BULBOUS AND ASSYMETRICAL NOSE
The tip appears bulbous
The likely procedure would entail an open rhinoplasy which is an outpatient surgical proceedure
You need to have a session of digital imaging with an experienced surgeon who can accurately predict the outcome of the proposed surgery.
I think your nose looks fine but yes a rhinoplasty will give you the refinement that you desire.
A rhinoplasty can:
-make the nose smaller
-make the tip better shaped
-lift the tip
-release the muscle (depressor septi) that is pulling your nose down when you smile.
All of the above will hopefully achieve your goals.
I hope this helps and good luck.
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I don't think your nose is as bad as what you say as you have attractive features. There are certainly some things that could be improved if you so desired but the ultimate operation that you have will be determined by determining the exact features that you don't like. The main problem is the tip which can be improved with a tip rhinoplasty. To correct all of the anatomically asymmetrical deformities and make the best nose possible you would require a total rhinoplasty and septoplasty. This would involve making the whole nose smaller, straightening the septum, refining the tip and changing the shape.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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