Will getting rhinoplasty hurt my appearance? (Photo)
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Tip plasty and Alarplasty
A combination of tip plasty and alarplasty can improve the appearance of the nose and it will still fit your face. Since you have a round face, the surgery should be conservative and not too radical.
Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your
photograph, you may benefit from a tip refining rhinoplasty. Your surgeon can
accomplish this by trimming, suturing, and reshaping the cartilage in your
lower nose. Cartilage grafts may also be used to help improve tip refinement.
You may also benefit from decreasing the width of your alar base. Make sure you specifically look at before and after
pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon
and not just a computer animation system. The most important
aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek
consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate
you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Thanks for your question. In every case the goal of a cosmetic and or a functional rhinoplasty is to improve the appearance of the nose and face not hurt it. There are some relatively subjective features to the aesthetic of a nose, however thus what one person may "like" or find attractive in a nose may differ from person to person. The best way to ensure the aesthetic result that you want is to consult with numerous surgeons and try and get a feel for their particular aesthetic. Some surgeons prefer an upturned "slope" nose, while others may prefer a more natural stronger dorsum or bridge. The only way to get a sense of your surgeons aesthetic is to view their portfolio, their prior work. If they can't demonstrate prior results then chances are they are not very experienced. In short go with the surgeon who makes the noses that you like the best and you should be fine. Hope this helps.
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Maintaining ethnic features is of the utmost importance when performing a rhinoplasty. You would benefit from conservative nostril narrowing and nasal tip refinement. The notching of the nostrils can also be addressed at the same time. Make sure you seek a consultation with a rhinoplasty specialist. Best of luck.
Will getting rhinoplasty hurt my appearance?
Thank you for your question. Rhinoplasty consultations should be done in person. A thorough exam is required as well as a lengthy conversation regarding your goals as well as your convalescence. I recommend that you make an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your surgical options.
The idea behind rhinoplasty is to create a refined version of the existing nose you already have. Sometimes it means making a nose larger; even more common is making it smaller. Visit with a Board-Certified plastic surgeon who will accurately examine your face and come up with the perfect plan for YOUR individual face.
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