Can my Nose Tip Be Further Refined? (photo)

Hi - I am considering a rhinoplasty. I received computer simulated pics from a dr but I was hoping for something more refined rather than simply a reduction of my existing tip - does that make sense? I wonder if my tip could be raised a bit as shown in profile? What do you think would be possible for me? Advice on how I would explain any details to my dr would be great. Thank you for your time.

Doctor Answers 6

Rhinoplasty for thinner tip

 Thick, oily sebaceous skin will be a limitation to attain the computer  imaged goals. It is best to have a frank discussion with  your rhinoplasty surgeon  in for you and your surgeon to understand what can and cannot be performed during the  rhinoplasty procedure

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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The first images posted seem a bit unrealistic with the length of nose you have and the thick skin envelope. That is why computer imaging may not always be reliable.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Refining the nasal tip.

Your tip can be refined and elevated. Your thicker skin will prevent you from getting a tip as narrow as a thin skinned nose. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Can my Nose Tip Be Further Refined?

      I think the computer simulated images show a marked improvement that will be hard to achieve with the skin envelope.  I do not think it would be possible to achieve the results of the example with the blonde hair.  Your best chance in all of this is to find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials 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

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Can My Nose Be Further Refined?

Without an exam, I cannot make a recommendation.  Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has a lot of Rhinoplasty experience.  All the best!

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Can my Nose Tip Be Further Refined?

Dear Ottawa,

Thank you for your post.  I think the computer simulation is at the limits of what a rhinoplasty can do for you in making your nose smaller.  Your tip could be raised a little bit as well.

Best Wishes,

PAblo Prichard, MD

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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