I have a large 'sausage' nose. I have researched for over a year and I know that I want a smaller and more feminine nose, but I'm not sure if I want my nose to be more defined/sharper/pointier. I'd prefer a nose tip which is soft, round and maybe even still slightly bulbous (like in the pictures). What needs to be done to fix my nose? Will rhinoplasty achieve my goals?
What needs to be done to achieve my ideal nose? (Photos)
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If you like, please follow the link below. The article on Nasal Analysis contains many diagrams that you may find helpful. This may help guide your conversation with your surgeon.
Hope this is helpful. Best wishes.
ACHIEVING THE IDEAL NOSE
The nose is a 3-dimensional structures was impossible to give any opinion without a full set of pictures to look at the nose in relation to the face.
The bulbous tip is addressed through tip cartilage suturing techniques and sometimes a conservative cartilage removal when necessary
For many examples of rhinoplasty and to see what can be accomplished with the procedure, please see the link below to our photo gallery
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What needs to be done to achieve my ideal nose?
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
The ill defined (bulbous) tip can be modified, narrowed, and defined by removing a portion of the lower lateral cartilatges.
In my practice, I would perform a closed rhinoplasty to achieve these results.
Consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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