Which Procedure Should I Have to Fix my Odd Shaped Nose? (photo)

i have very limited knowledge on rhinoplasty and nose operations so i was wondering which procedure would be best to lift up nose? it droops down and also it very wide and doesnt look right. what do these procedures involve? the more i know the better i will feel about perhaps getting an operation.

Doctor Answers 11

Which Procedure Should I Have to Fix my Odd Shaped Nose?

 Aesthetically speaking, from the photos provided, the nose is large, with a large dorsal hump and a wide tip.  Rhinoplasty would be able to refine the entire nose.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What procedure should I have to fix my nose?

In general, there are a number of ways to lift a drooping tip. My approach will depend on the individual circumstances of the patient. Tongue and groove sutures used in the septum and the tip cartilage may help. In addition, a columellar strut and possibly removing caudal septum may help. The width of the nose can be reduced by performing osteotomies (fracturing of the nasal bones). I would recommend a consult with a board certified and experienced rhinoplasty specialist. He/she may use computer imaging software to morph a photo of you and give you an idea of how the final result of surgery may appear. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty for dorsal hump

 The rhinoplasty procedure involves reducing the overall projection of the nose  by filing down the hump. The lump itself is composed mostly of cartilage and  a little bone. Osteotomies will be required to narrow the bridge line once the hump is been removed. Releasing the depressor septi ligament will prevent the  nasal tip from drooping when smiling.  Refinement of the nasal tip will also involve suturing the tip cartilages together and removal of a conservative amount of cartilage from the tip as well. Virtual rhinoplasty software is available  on our website for you to try out give  you an idea of what your new nose might look like

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty for the nose with dropping tip, etc.

Rhinoplasty for you involves removing the hump refining the and supporting the tip, etc. The most important thing is selecting an experienced surgeon who does natural noses!

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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There are a number of ways to raise a drooping nasal tip

The most important aspect of rhinoplasty is balance. Just raising a droopy tip is usually not the only answer. Often the area just above the tip needs to be shaves as well as other manuvers. You should see a rhinoplasty specialist to discuss your desires. I find computer imaging is a great way to visualize potential results and demonstrate how different areas need to be addressed to yield a good result.

Steven J. Pearlman, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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A fairly standard approach to the nose with minimal aesthetic problems.

Those pictured demonstrates minor aesthetic issues. The dorsum of the nose would be easily reduced. The tip demands some cartilage revision. The case could be made to narrow the base of the nose. These can be reviewed with video imaging to be certain that the goal of the surgeon is the same as the goal of the patient.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Lifting up the nasal tip

The nasal tip can be lifted up and refined to enhance your nasal appearance.  An in-person consultation with a board certified specialist is recommended for an evaluation of the inside and outside of your nose as well as computer imaging to help you visualize what you may look like afterwards.

Kimberly Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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I think that you have to go for a consultation with a plastic surgeon and discuss your concerns. From there, the surgeon can suggest a reasonable surgical plan for you.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Fixing an odd shaped nose

Typically with a rhinoplasty, you aren’t signing up for one particular method. There are multiple maneuvers that are performed by surgeons during any rhinoplasty. The choice of maneuvers depends on exactly what aspect of the nose you are addressing. Your best bet to understand what is required to achieve your personal goal is to see a qualified plastic surgeon with experience in rhinoplasties. As part of the consultation you will most certainly be informed of the exact maneuvers suggested for your particular situation.  After you sit down with a surgeon and discuss all of your options, you should feel better about your final decision.

William Franckle, MD, FACS
Voorhees Plastic Surgeon
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Fixing Odd Shaped Nose

I suggest you have the hump removed, the entire nose including the tip should be narrowed and defined, and the tip lifted to shorten your nose. Consult with an experienced surgeon so you achieve a natural result.    

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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