What is the best procedure to make my bridge higher and to get a more defined tip? (Photo)
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Rhinoplasty for a higher bridge and defined tip
Thank you for your question. You should consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. In the consultation, we will be able to leverage computerized imaging technology to actually show you what you will look like after you get the changes you desire. A Rhinoplasty can address the bridge and the tip. The distance between the tip of the nose and the base should ideally equal the distance form the base to the upper lip. Meanwhile, consideration will be given to the tip, bridge and the entire nose to ensure that you maintain adhered to the African-American nose that you desire.
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thank you for your question. As an artist I like using the reshaping technique when performing Rhinoplasties. Using advanced suturing techniques I can change the shape of the nasal cartilages giving a thinner, more refined natural looking nose. I like to find out from the patient what they don't like about their nose and what their goals are. I then examine the nose and write a detailed operative plan. Since you want a higher bridge I would recommend placing a nasal implant. I incorporate the FINNESSE technique which I invented. Bleeding, bruising, and post operative pain is minimal when compared to traditional technique. It's not uncommon that some patients have no bruising after surgery.
African American rhinoplsty
Be sure to see a surgeon Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who can show you a comprehensive portfolio of his/her work on noses like yours so you can gauge surgical experience and the types of results that are reasonable to expect.
Rhinoplasty for bridge narrowing
Great question. You are correct - your skin is thick, getting a very defined nasal tip can be somewhat hard to achieve. That being said, elevating the dorsum, changing the light points of the nose to give the illusion of more definition - this can be done with a liquid rhinoplasty as you had alluded. Juvederm ultra or restylane are both great products to help accomplish this. In my experience it usually lasts 9 months or so before you need a touch up. Regardless, I suggest you discuss this with your doc and make sure you (as well as them) feel comfortable with the plan. Best of luck! I hope this helps.