Is there a right method or is it just what the surgeon prefers? Which method is best? (Photo)
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Nuance in surgical technique is not the consideration here, rather it is surgical judgment. In other words, what maneuvers are required to achieve a nose that has the shape, projection, rotation, and profile that you desire. In my aesthetic judgment, I think your tip needs support. It is slightly droopy and would require the surgeon to reduce too much of the bridge of the nose to achieve a straight profile. I would also want to minimize the appearance of your arched nostrils. That said, what is most important is that you are satisfied with your new nose. Computer imaging might help you visualize the relative difference in these two approaches. Also, carefully examine their before and after photographs. If you are not entirely confident, seek a third consultation. Best Wishes
Droopy tip and bridge hump repair technique
What is more important is the reliability of the surgeon's methods. I would review their before and after surgery results and make sure you like how the noses turn out in the long term (ideally about 1 year following surgery).
In the meantime you can read about droopy tip repair at my web reference link below.
Is there a right method or is it just what the surgeon prefers? Which method is best?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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I don't think that the two recommendations are vastly different, just variations of a theme. The goals you recommend seem possible.
To be sure, see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons or board-certified ENT facial plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.