Can Rhinoplasty Help My Profile? (photo)

I Have a Very Wide Nose when I Smile and It Looks Pointy on my Profile. I am extremely dissatisfied with my nose (I won't allow anyone to take pictures of me because I am too embarrassed) however, I am only willing to consider rhinoplasty if you think it would TRULY make a difference. Sometimes I look at before and after pictures and they look practically the same. Please let me know if you think it would be worth it for me.

Doctor Answers 7

Rhinoplasty and profile

Funny, you are asking about your profile but you show a frontal view. In order to be properly assessed, you would need an exam in person.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Narrowing the lower base of the nose

Because the lower width of the nose is so great the amount of tissue removed would be greater and so should the difference be after surgery. You can assess this for yourself looking in the mirror. In most cases we make that width 32mm. Your width looks like its about 37mm so that would mean surgery would narrow it 5 or 6mm. You would have to decide if that is a true enough difference for you.

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Aaron Stone, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Rhinoplasty for pointy profile

 A rhinoplasty can accomplish narrowing the tip, reducing the projection of the nose, preventing the tip from drooping  and lengthening upon smiling, and overall narrowing of the nose. An alar-plasty can accomplish narrowing the nostrils. Virtual rhinoplasty software is available on our website for you to try your side profile to give you an idea what can be accomplished.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 143 reviews

Can Rhinoplasty Help My Profile?

 Aesthetically speaking, there are things that Rhinoplasty could do to improve the appearance of your nose.  The fact that you won't let people take pictures of you because you don't like your nose...seems to answer your own question if Rhinoplasty is indicated.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

You're an excellent candidate for a tip rhinoplasty!

Based on your description and photo, a rhinoplasty that addresses the tip of your nose alone can help you achieve your goals. A tip-plasty or tip rhinoplasty can help in refining your nasal tip resulting in a narrower and less "pointy" nose.
Thank you for question and photo. Best wishes!

Gregory Park, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 164 reviews

Rhinoplasty for a bulbous tip and pointy nose.

A rhinoplasty for your bulbous tips and pointy nose can be done to create a more pleasing balance to your face. I would need to see other views to determine what else we need to be done to your nose. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Can Rhinoplasty Help My Profile?

     Although I do not see a profile view, I do think that a rhinoplasty can elevate your tip and decrease the size of the tip.  The width can be reduced through a series of maneuvers.  I typically perform closed rhinoplasties, and your request is very common.  Find a plastic surgeon who performs HUNDREDs of rhinoplasties each year.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

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