Rhinoplasty; are my expectations too high? (photos)
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You should have high expectaions and seek the Plastic Surgeon that can meet them
It would be best if you seek out a board certified PS in your area that has extensive experience in Rhinoplasty.
The issues you want addressed indicate that you have excellent insight into your nasal appearance and the changes you seek are achievable. The tip asymmetry and slight differences in the nasal tip may require an open approach. This will be discussed with you during your consultation.
At your consultation, digital images will be taken. This will allow the surgeon to perform virtual surgery on your nose and give you copies of you before and "after" images. This is an invaluable step in the consultation and will resolve any questions that you may have about your desired changes and how they will change your overall facial appearance.
If you are not comfortable with the surgeon you meet - seek another. This is your face and you deserve to be treated by the best and get the outcome you desire.
All the best,
Scott Barr, MD, FRCSC, Plastic Surgeon
Realistic expectations for rhinoplasty.
From the frontal views, the tip seems a bit wide as does the bony bridge. These, too, can be improved with a rhinoplasty.
As for preserving ethnicity in the appearance of the nose, I strongly recommend pre-op computer imaging so that a patient can get a sense for what the surgeon has in mind and so that the patient can see how the nose affects the overall appearance of their face. I perform pre-op imaging for all of my rhinoplasty patients to make sure we're on the same page and that my plan conforms to what they have in mind.
All the best,
Pearson Facial Plastic Surgery®
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The harmony between facial parts makes us instinctively recognize the beauty... without knowing it, without defining it, just a perception that surprises and captivates us.
In this regard, I suggest perform a Closed Rhinoplasty (without visible scars) to treat the tip, base and nasal bridge.
With this procedure you get a delicate nose, better harmonize with your other facial features.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Rhinoplasty; are my expectations too high?
Keep in mind that following advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do based on limited two dimensional photos without examining you, physically feeling your 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 surgery. Natural appearing results need to be individualized and what is appropriate for one patient is not necessarily the best for someone else. I would suggest that you find a surgeon certified by the American Board of American Plastic Surgery and one who is ideally a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or facial plastic surgeon (otolaryngologist) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, M.D., FACS
La Jolla, California
Rhinoplasty surgery may be considered for improving the appearance of a traumatized and distracting nasal appearance..
Hope this helps.
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