Which techniques dramatically narrow the lower nose in Rhinoplasty? (photo)

Which techniques dramatically narrow the lower nose like in the attached photo?

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Narrowing the nasal dorsum

Osteotomies both lateral and medial are used to narrow the upper dorsum and resection of the medial aspect of the upper lateral cartilages will narrow the mid dorsum. Please see link below for examples.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Techniques to Dramatically Narrow Lower Nose

As you have shown I think the entire nose from the brige to the tip should be narrowed so you achieve a balanced feminine result. Changing the contour of the tip cartilages without removing a lot of tissue will provide the definition you want.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Narrowing the wide nose?

The nasal bones and base can be narrowed as well as the tip refined with several techniques. See a very experienced rhinoplasty surgeon whose results look natural and that you like. Do NOT rely on imaging but on results!

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty can address droopy tip, bulbous tip, dorsal hump, hanging columella, and wide nostrils.

Narrowing the lower nose

Narrowing the tip of the nose can be accomplished with suturing and/or partial removal of the nasal tip cartilages. Also, investigate a techniques that minimizes post-operative swelling and scar tissue development such as a closed rhinoplasty.

Gary Motykie, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Recommend Consulting with a Board Certified Surgeon

Narrowing the tip involves complex suturing and nasal reshaping techniques including dome binding suture, cartilage grafting and support structure.  I recommend consulting with a board certified facial plastic and/or plastic surgeon.

Karan Dhir, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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