You seem to be a good candidate for a rhinoplasty. Most of your issues look like it occurs in the tip with a flat bulbous tip that could benefit from tip narrowing and improvement of the projection.
You are physically an excellent candidate for rhinoplasty surgery. You can decrease the width of your entire nose, increase projection, and improve definition.
I think you are a good candidate for a rhinoplasty.I think your tip region would need to be addressed.Without good photos and an examination it is difficult to comment further.
I would agree that the predominant issue with your nose relates to the tip region. I would likely recommend an open rhinoplasty with repositioning and reshaping of the tip cartilage to try and create a more defined looking nose. You may or may not also need some bridge reshaping at the same time to make things appear more harmonious. Make sure you consult with an expert rhinoplasty surgeon.
Yes, you are a candidate for rhinoplasty surgery. You would need the tip to be thinned and refined and the bridge to also be addressed.
Rhinoplasty is unique to the patient. Patients seeking tip refinement and a smaller more narrow nose are requests of both ethnic and caucasian patients. After reviewing your photos, you may benefit from tip projection. However, the technique can be very different and surgeon dependent. The downtime is the same for recovery, usually 1 -2 weeks. A conversation between the patient and surgeon is warranted to make sure we meet the right expectations.
You are correct in your analysis.
Tip is droopy (Columellar retraction)
Wide nose (Wide tip and upper 1/2)
Lack of tip definition (bulbous tip)
Cephalic trim of lower lateral cartilages
Alar wedge resections
Low lateral osteotomies and infracture
Plumping graft in the nasal spine area
The rhinoplasty procedure involves narrowing of the wide bulbous tip with closed rhinoplasty techniques. The tip cartilages are best narrowed with suture techniques to the lower lateral cartilages. Cartilage removal is also necessary in some patients. Osteotomies of the nasal bones are required to narrow the wide set nasal bones. The rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient surgical procedure.
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I would refine your tip and elevate the tip along with narrowing the bridge. This can be performed with a closed rhinoplasty without any visible scars. This will produce a very nice and natural improvement.
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Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Dear Liam, Yes you are an excellent candidate for rhinoplasty surgery. A consultation and direct examination will provide the proper surgical plan for you. During my consultations I use a digital imaging computer which allows the patient to see their proposed surgical result. This would be helpful for you to visually see what the changes would look like. See an expert in rhinoplasty surgery and best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.