Thinking about Rhinoplasty
Dear User17 , thank you for your question.Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure that can
dramatically change one's appearance. Consult with a board certified facial plastic
surgeon who can perform computer imaging to show you what may be possible.
Before and after photos are a good way to evaluate your surgeon.Good Luck!
Would a rhinoplasty give me these desired results?
The tip and bridge can be refined through a closed rhinoplasty approach without a visible scar to produce a natural result. You can also be evaluated for alar base reduction.
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
Rhinoplasty and septoplasty are 2 different operations
The rhinoplasty procedure can address narrowing the bulbous tip, and narrowing the sidewalls of the nose. This is accomplished with tip suturing techniques and osteotomies of the nasal bones.
A septoplasty is performed for medical necessity when there is documented blockage of airflow in the back of the nose due to obstructing cartilage or bone that must be removed to improve airflow.
For more information and many examples, please see the link below to our rhinoplasty Gallery
After reviewing your photos, it's important to keep in mind that the nose is made of: skin--bone--cartilage.
We are able to alter the bone and cartilage but have very little control over the skin. Skin thickness will determine the final outcome. I believe you have the potential to have a more attractive and petite nose than the celebrities you list. Also, we maybe able to narrow your nostril width using a small nostril excision at the base. In sort, I'm optimistic about achieving a much more elegant nose. I recommend a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Thank you for the photos and I feel your desires are reasonable and obtainable. I would find a surgeon in your area that will take your photos digitally and then alter them with your input to create a result you like. Assuming that result is realistic, you can then ask him how it would be obtained so you are fully informed. That way going to surgery you and the surgeon have the same result in mind.