What can be done to achieve a youthful and feminine look? (Photo)
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Changing your nose can make your face more feminine and youthful, but you've got to be careful...
First, see the "Web reference" link, below. I made a computer modification and animation of the changes I recommend to your nose, all along the lines of making your face more feminine and youthful. I brought the tip of your nose back closer to your face, elevated the tip, took down the bump on the bridge, and -- very important -- reduced the strength of your nose up high, just below your eyebrows. If the nose is made smaller as I drew, but that top part isn't addressed, your nose could look like a Roman statue's nose, flowing from the forehead down onto the nose without a little dip or break under the eyebrows. I hope I explained that okay.
The tip of the nose comes down with time, so we interpret a long nose as being on an older face, and thus elevating the tip makes the face appear more youthful. It also makes the face appear more feminine.
Now back to the caveat about selecting your doctor. The *amount* of change needed in your nose is more than in an "average-y" rhinoplasty, and most plastic surgeons would not have the skill to accomplish it with expertise. You need to see lots of before and after photos of the doctor's work, so you can gauge the doctor's skill.
I would *not* increase the size of your chin. Maybe it doesn't come as far forward as on that Roman statue, but it has excellent shape, and when the nose gets smaller, the chin will automatically look larger, and I'd be concerned that adding strength to an already-great chin would go the wrong way and masculinize your face.
I think everything else looks great: you've got dynamite cheekbones, huge eyes. The *vertical* height of your chin, from your mouth to the bottom of the chin, is small, and that's a feminine feature. I personally don't see a protruding brow, looks fine to me. And the asymmetry doesn't bother me at all either: it's so small, really, and almost everybody has some amount of asymmetry.
We are our greatest critics...
The before-and-after pictures shown in the link below are from one of my patients who felt exactly as you do. She also felt like everyone thought she was angry or upset all the time. After nose surgery, you can see how the perception of her emotional state is completely transformed. She looks (and feels) happier.
Rhinoplasty and chin implant for better profile
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You would also greatly benefit from a chin implant.
Fuller lips would also be something to think of. A good aesthetician for skin and makeup and a hair stylist will also improve your appearance
What can be done to achieve a youthful and feminine look?
- Rhinoplasty to reduce the size, thin and refine the nose.
- Chin augmentation with a chin implant to add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face.
- Cheek augmentation using a dermal filler (Restylane Lyft) to create full, round cheeks anteriorly (in the front) that will feminize the entire face.
- Upper lip augmentation using a dermal filler (Retsylane, Juvederm) that will plump up the lips thereby softening the lower face.
Facial feminization with rhinoplasty, chin implant and mini brow lift.
How to look more feminine and youthful
John Standefer MD
Rhinoplasty is a good start
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