What Procedures Would Make Nose Look Narrower and More Symmetrical?

Note: Broke nose twice. Last time was exactly 2 months ago - had closed fracture reduction.

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Procedures to narrow and improve nose symmetry

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To narrow the nose presented in the picture will require rhinoplasty, which would include osteotomies of the nasal bones.   A small amount of cephalic trim of the lower lateral cartilages may also be in order to narrow the tip area laterally. It is also impossible to tell from this view whether or not alarplasties would be required.  See a rhinoplasty specialist for a complete evaluation.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Surgery to Narrow and Straighten Nose

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A septorhinoplasty will straighten and narrow your nose including the nasal base. Before having surgery, I suggest you eliminate activities that lead to broken noses.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Narrow Nose and Improve Symmetry with Rhinoplasty

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A rhinoplasty surgery should help you get the results you are looking for. Rhinoplasty is not one operation, but rather many potential procedures. Patients who have had a broken nose usually may require osteotomy or bone reshaping to realign the deviated nose. Speak with a plastic surgeon to help determine appropriate nasal surgery operations for you, which may also include septoplasty for a deviated septum.

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty with Weir excisions for the deviated wide nose.

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Your nose has a wide base and nasal bones as well as being deviated to the right. A rhinoplasty with Weir excisions done by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon will make your nose look and function better,

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Wide, deviated nose can be corrected.

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The whole point of what we do is to examine you in detail with a good eye, and then come up with a specific surgical plan.  But your anatomy in the one picture does not look difficult.

Is that a Columbia shirt?

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

A rhinoplasty

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That is what a standard rhinoplasty does. You need to discuss what you want with your doctor - be glad to see you.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Narrow and symmetrical nose

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Your photos show all the deformities that would be treated with a rhinoplasty and Weir excisions.  Your  bones would be moved toward the midline, your hump (assuming you have one) can be decreased, and your nostrils brought inward with the Weir excisions.  Because of your recent fracture, it may be prudent to wait up to 6-12 months before going forward.

Ricardo Izquierdo, MD
Oak Brook Plastic Surgeon

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