My nose is over projected! I would prefer not having alar base reduction surgery. How much flare if I take my nose in 4mm?
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Tip deprojection does not necessarily require an alar base reduction too.
All the best,
--DCPPearson Facial Plastic Surgery®
Rhinoplasty for the overly projected nose
3D simulation for rhinoplasty patients
Thank you for your question. I would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty and offers some sort of 3D simulation so you can show the doctor what you wish to achieve. At my practice we offer Crisalix which is a virtual reality device that will allow you to view your face and nose and see what it would look like after your rhinoplasty. As the only board certified plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh offering this virtual reality imaging system, we have a 100% satisfaction rate. Crisalix is truly a unique experience for our patients as they can view themselves using virtual reality goggles and can instantly visualize their own nose changing in size and shape.
Best of luck in your endeavors!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
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Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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