Considering Minor Rhinoplasty to Narrow my Nasal Bone Without Major Crafting, Possible? (photo)

I am a 24 year old Female, considering a minor Rhinoplasty, without a major change just a slight narrowing for my nasal bone to accentuate my feature. Will there be major crafting for the bone? I am looking for a very natural outcome, as my profile is fine at it is. I've attached a photo of a possible outcome, altered virtually, is it realistic and doable? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Doctor Answers 6

Rhinoplasty to narrow nasal bone

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Narrowing the nasal bones involves osteotomies.  This is composed of 2 medial and 2 lateral osteotomy cuts in the bone to narrow and effect a change in the bridge line.  This is not a minor rhinoplasty.  It is also important to make sure the tip will balance with the remainder of the nose, otherwise tip surgery will need to be performed.

Considering Minor Rhinoplasty to Narrow my Nasal Bone Without Major Crafting, Possible?

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 Aesthetically speaking, yes the tip and bridge can be thinned with a Closed Rhinoplasty.

Minor Rhinoplasty

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Dear Linzo,


Thank you for sharing your photos. Your goals are realistic but it is important to note that your procedure will be of a delicate nature. 

Therefore, choosing a surgeon with an extensive experience is crucial to obtain the best results possible.

Thank you for your inquiry and the best of wishes to you.

Dr. Sajjadian


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Your desired results are realistic but you need to consult with a board certified specialist. To altered the nasal tip will involve altering the cartilage moreso than the bone.

Kimberly Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews


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I love the "after" look.  A properly executed Cosmetic Rhinoplasty can achieve a nice looking nose (similar, to your photo goals).

Narrowing Nasal Bones

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Your expectations are very realistic and can be achieved with rhinoplasty by an experienced surgeon. During consultation be very clear about the desired changes which will give you a natural result.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

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