Would it be possible to have my nose surgically changed similar to the ones shown in the photo? (Photo)

I want the bridge of my nose to appear softer and smoother, and not so prominent. And the overall shape of my nose not to be so triangular. I'm not sure if you can tell by the photos but my nose slightly slants to one side. And i really don't like how prominent and visible my septum is. Would i need a septoplasty to fix this? What surgical procedures would i need to change my nose similar to the one in the photo?

Doctor Answers 5

Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty candidate

A septoplasty and a rhinoplasty are 2 completely separate operations. A septoplasty is performed in the back of the nose for obstructing bone and cartilage blocking air flow and is performed for medical necessity.
The rhinoplasty procedure  surgically changes the existing bone and cartilage structure to give a pleasing result. This would involve shaving down the dorsal hump which is composed of both bone and cartilage, some minor tip adjustments to the lower lateral cartilages and osteotomies to the nasal bones to straighten and narrow them. For many examples of rhinoplasty in our practice, please see the link below to our  photo gallery

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Would it be possible to have my nose surgically changed similar to the ones shown in the photo?

    Yes, your nose can be made to look similar (not exactly) to the ones in the photo.

Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Would it be possible to have my nose surgically changed similar to the ones shown in the photo?

Based on your photos, you are an excellent candidate for cosmetic Rhinoplasty.  I cannot tell you that your nose is going to look exactly like the model, but you should expect a beautiful result.  Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for an exam to discuss your expectations.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Goals of My Rhinoplasty Surgery

Your nose can be reduced and refined as you have proposed. You may not be able to get the definition as the models you've shown because your skin is a little thicker than theirs. This can be determined after examination during a consultation.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for the photos and you are an excellent candidate for the procedures that you desire.  I would go on consults with board certifed Plastic Surgeons in your area and have them take your photo digitally and later it with your input till you see the result on your face that you desire.  Assuming that result is realistic, ask the surgeon how he wold accomplisch it so you are fully informed.

Dr. Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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