Is it possible to keep a bit of the bridge of this nose yet make it less (if possible not) crooked. (photos)
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Yes, rhinoplasty will lower the bridge and that may contribute to the nose looking less crooked.
Regarding a flat nose, you will not have a flat nose with a standard rhinoplasty procedure performed because after the bump or high bridge is taken down, then the bones are gently manipulated into a narrow position to recreate the natural anatomy. It is hard to say whether yours could be done “just shaving” or whether it would require “breaking.” That is something that certainly can be answered at the consultation. You want to do your homework before consultation. Prepare well for your consultation. When you search, look for rhinoplasty super-specialists. These are surgeons whose practice is the majority or entirely devoted to rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and related procedures. This would include both primary and revision rhinoplasty surgery. Why not have the most specialized talent in your service? Part of your preparation for consultation should be preparing a list of questions beforehand. Bring a notepad or ipad or laptop with you and take notes as the surgeon answers the question you are asking. You should spend more time with the surgeon than with the office administrative staff, because you need to get a sense of whether you are comfortable with the doctor. You should not feel rushed that you are on a consultation conveyer belt. If the presentation by the office staff seems a bit to “salesie” that is a bit of a yellow or red light. Take a friend or relative along since 2 heads are better than 1 in gaining information and understanding. In the end, the purpose of the consultation is for you to be educated and be comfortable. Ask yourself 2 key questions: “Is this surgeon teaching or selling?” And secondly, “Can I put my life and my face into this particular surgeon’s hands? Can I trust him?” There are excellent books out there that you can read and use to study up. It is worth the homework time you put in up front so that you make the right decision with respect to choosing a surgeon who has the talent, experience, and degree of super-specialization that you certainly want to have. When you visit doctor’s websites, the most important feature on the site is the before and after gallery. If there are just a few examples of rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty, you wonder how much experience the surgeon has performing such surgeries. There need to be dozens and dozens of examples. The more examples there are, the more likely you will see one or more that demonstrate situations similar to yours. Look closely at the photos for natural results. That is what you want. Nobody wants to carry a sign saying, “I have had a rhinoplasty.” A consultation without computer imaging is, in my opinion, of much less value. Why shouldn’t you see the predicted result of the procedure the doctor is proposing? At consultation, photos are taken of you and loaded into a computer system that morphs your present appearance into the anticipated “after” based on the nasal surgeons input. Imaging is an incomparable learning tool because it provides a forum for doctor and patient agreement on what would satisfy the patient and what is, in the doctor’s opinion, achievable. After all, cosmetic surgery is 100% visual. It is about appearance, so without a visual evidence of what is planned, how can you make a decision as to whether or not you might be satisfied. Talking about it is worthless. To anticipate a successful outcome, there must be a meeting of the minds between surgeon and patient. Best wishes, Robert Kotler, MD, FACS Over 4,500 nasal procedures performed
NATURAL LOOKING MALE RHINOPLASTY
Rhinoplasty for the correction of the long nose.
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Is it possible to keep a bit of the bridge of this nose yet make it less (if possible not) crooked.
Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do and technically how to do it based on a limited two dimensional photo without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and 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
Robert Singer, MD FACS
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