I want to have a rhinoplasty and possibly a lip lift. (photos)

I was wondering if I could have rhinoplasty to define the top of my nose bridge and tip and also elongate my nose as its quite short. I want it to look natural and harmonise my face. My philtrum is quite long and makes my upper lip protrude slightly. It makes my face look very long. I also want to know if a rhinoplasty will naturally lift my philtrum or I would have to get a lip lift afterwards? Is my upper lip to big for a lip lift?

Doctor Answers 5

Rhinoplasty and Lip Lift

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An open rhinoplasty could help deliver the nasal result you discussed, though a lip lift would need to be performed in a separate procedure if needed at all. Allow the nose to heal and look to see if the upper lip event needs a lift after the rhinoplasty, but if needed to transcolumellar incision needs to heal prior to a lip lift.

Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and lip lift

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Perform the rhinoplasty first then reevaluate the need for lip lift.  A rhinoplasty procedure can accomplish narrowing the bridge line, narrowing the tip and narrowing wide nostrils.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty will benefit you

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Rhinoplasty will improve your nose. However, it will not make your nose longer than it is. Rhinoplasty will also not lift or shorten your nose.  You should not have a upper lip lift because you have a high risk of forming a keloid.   

Vasdev Rai, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and lip lift

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Thank you for your  question and photos. You can have both procedures done simultaneously. A rhinoplasty alone will not decrease the length of the philtrum. Your upper lip will become more prominent with a lip lift, but you will need to make a decision on that. It appears you have a slight asymmetry where your right upper lip is lower than your left. This can be addressed with the lip lift as well. I hope this helps.Best wishes and kind regards,

Gary M. Horndeski, MD
Texas Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and Lip Lift Procedures

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Thank you for your question.  After reviewing your photos, I do believe that you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty.  This will narrow, refine and add projection to your nose creating a more aesthetically-pleasing contour.  After the rhinoplasty is complete, it is unlikely that your philtrum will still appear too long, and as a lip lift will cause unnecessary scarring, I would not recommend this procedure.

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