Just the tip for rhinoplasty? (Photo)

I really just want my nose shortened. It's so long and droopy.

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Close rhinoplasty, some advices:

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Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us. 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. Respectfully, Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty considerations for long noses #plasticsurgery

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A nose that has features that include a dorsal hump, excessive nasal length, poor tip support and boxy or bulbous tip shape can be addressed with open rhinoplasty.

Full rhinoplasty for droopy tip

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  A full set of facial photographs are required to make a determination about a surgical procedure on the nose.From the one very limited photograph, it appears that there is a large dorsal hump which is composed of bone and cartilage, and the tip of the nose extends over that. A full rhinoplasty is required to make sure all the components of the nose balance with themselves, and the entire new nose balances with patient's facial features in a three-dimensional fashion. A rhinoplasty procedure can accomplish shortening the nose and lifting the tip. It's also important to release the depressor septi ligament which pulls the tip down when smiling.  Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult procedures to perform correctly in the entire field of cosmetic surgery, so choose your surgeon very wisely based on extensive experience. For more information about rhinoplasty and many before-and-after results, please see the link and the video below

Just the tip for rhinoplasty?

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Improving  and shortening the tip are frequent requests of patients wanting nasal refinement. It is possible to improve the cosmetic appearance of the tip alone without altering the rest of the nose in some patients. Whether the optimal option in your particular situation would be a tip rhinoplasty alone or an artistically performed natural appearing full rhinoplasty would best be determined at a consultation. Either procedure can be performed with a closed or open approach.

Following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do based on a limited 2 dimensional photo without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of the operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon with extensive nasal surgery experience who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or a facial plastic surgeon (ENT) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla,California

Just the tip for rhinoplasty

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Recommend that you provide additional photos of your nose from various angles and make an appointment to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who has successfully performed numerous rhinoplasties to discuss your options and desired outcomes.Kenneth B. Hughes, MDBoard Certified Plastic SurgeonLos Angeles, CA


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In order to evaluate your nose most accurately - it will require all views of your nose. However, from the photo you have provided it appears that you would benefit from Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a very unique operation and has to be performed by a very skilled, and experienced Rhinoplasty Surgeon. 


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What you want done is completely up to you.Rhinoplasty which typically starts at $5,500 depending on the area you live. To make sure you get the best possible result, the surgeon should perform a detailed exam of the nose and provide a realistic goal that you and your surgeon agree upon. Rhinoplasty are permanent, but with age facial features do change. Find a surgeon and go for a consult. Maybe try and see if the Dr can do photo imaging to show you what he or she can achieve.

Rhinoplasty for nasal tip

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Thanks for your question.  Addressing a drooping nasal tip is a common reason for undergoing rhinoplasty.  There are several techniques that can be used, and the best choice depends on surgeon preference and the details of your native nose.  Standardized photographs from several angles, as well as in person examination of the skin thickness, tip support, and more will need to be done before making a educated surgical plan.  Good luck.

John Harbison, MD
Omaha Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Just the tip for rhinoplasty?

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Thank you for your question.  You appear to be a great candidate for rhinoplasty, especially enhancement of the tip.  Be sure to consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon.  Good luck!

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