Is 3mm from the base too much? Also, when a nose is projected how often does it turn out to be upturned and is it easy to project just by a few milimeteres? Thank you
Rhinoplasty Base Reduction - Too Much Reduction Suggested?
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Alar Base Reduction
Without recommending exact mm, you do need asymmetrical reduction of your base and an increase in tip projection. It does not sound like you have confidence in your surgteon - I suggest you get a second opinion.
3mm excisions at the nasal base is not unreasonable. The tip should not be upturned significantly and if desired can be turned up only a few millimeters. The tip and the bridge of the nose must be in harmony to effect a nice result.
Subtleties of (nose) Alar Base Reduction
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Rhinoplasty alters all views of the nose.
What you want is possible if you go to an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. Since changing the base will alter the tip and you need more projection, you need to see a surgeon who does noses like yours and gets natural results.
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