Am I a good candidate to get my nose thinned?
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Closed rhinoplasty candidate, some advices:
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.-
Am I a Good Candidate to Get My Nose Thinned?
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Thanks for the question. Although the pictures provided are somewhat limited, is does appear you would benefit from a rhinoplasty. An exam by a board-certified plastic surgeon would allow for a plan to address the areas of concern with your nose. Reshaping the nose involves changing the inner bony cartilaginous framework to change the external appearance of the nose. The nostril asymmetry can also be addressed at the time of the rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasties tend to have minimal issues with healing and the scarring is not an issue. Most of the incisions are internal and will not be visible on the external nose.
Thank you for your question and photographs.I would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty so they can perform a nasal examination and give you the best options. From what I can tell in your photos, you would benefit from an open rhinoplasty to thin out the bridge of the nose and an alarplasty to even out and reduce the nostril size. If your doctor performs an open rhinoplasty you will have a small incision/scar on the area of the nose that separates the nostrils, this fades over time and can also be treated with lasers and creams to further reduce the scars appearance. The scars with an alarplasty will either be on the inside or outside of the nostrils. The pricing depends on the area you are in and the surgeon, the realself average for a rhinoplasty is between $7,000 and $8,000 and the average cost of an alarplasty is between $3,000-$5,000. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your endeavors!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
From the pictures provided, it is not easy to say exactly what needs to be done in order to achieve the appearance you'd like. I recommend consulting with a plastic surgeon with extensive rhinoplasty experience, who can evaluate the nose from all angles (including the inside) to come up with a great plan for you. Some offices also have computer simulation capabilities (we have the Vectra system) to allow you to visualize what your new nose may look like.
Dr. Michael Epstein
MAE Plastic Surgery
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