What is the most that you think should be done with this nose? (Photo)

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Nose Question

Based on the one picture, your have a wide nose with a broad, ill defined nasal tip.

You are a good candidate for a standard closed reduction rhinoplasty to narrow the bridge, to narrow the tip, and to give the nasal tip definition and projection. 

Consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

West Orange Plastic Surgeon
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What to do with your nose (rhinoplasty)

By definition, any suggestions will be inaccurate because this is only one photo, and it does not show the entire face.  In planning rhinoplasty, the face needs to be considered to account for dimensions of surrounding features (especially the chin). Nevertheless, the tip appears full, and you could achieve better definition by sculpting the underlying cartilages.  The midvault (considered the "waistline" of the nose- that part in the middle, between the inner corners of the eyes and the nostril edges) appears wide also, and could be narrowed by performing osteotomies (surgically controlled breaks of the nose).  Of course, this all depends on what shape you desire too.

Christopher R. Hove, MD
Paoli Facial Plastic Surgeon
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rhinoplasty candidate

The nose is a three-dimensional structure, so is very difficult to give an answer based on one photograph. Narrowing the bulbous tip is addressed with suture techniques to the lower lateral cartilages, and sometimes a conservative cartilage removal. Inferior low lateral osteotomies can also be performed to narrow the bridge. For many examples please see link below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What is the most that you think should be done with this nose?

The tip as well as the bridge can be reduced in size to create better balance. This can be done as a closed rhinoplasty.

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

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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What is the most that you think should be done with this nose?

Best advise is to seek IN PERSON evaluations with rhinoplasty surgeons in your area or city or state... 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Nose surgery recommendation

Dear Ianj22,

A side view photo will greatly help for better assessment, however, based from this front view photo, it is noticeable that you have board bridge and tip with less definition, your alar are flaring, and you have a thick skin at the tip. I would suggest thinning out the skin and alarplasty, in addition to tipplasty and bridgepalsty.

Somyos Kunachak, MD
Thailand Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty Candidate

Based on your photo, you are an excellent candidate for a closed Rhinoplasty.  The procedure would give you a more feminine, pleasing cosmetic result.  Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has a lot of experience in this procedure.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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