This young woman's nose appeared to sit too close to her face. She had
inadequate projection. The goal of her operation was to bring the tip
of her nose farther out from her face.
Her nose has some of the appearance of a cleft lip nose, but her lip is
perfect: she was injured in a jungle gym accident. The nose is reminiscent
of a cleft lip nose because persons with that congenital deformity often have an
associated deformity of the nasal tip cartilages that causes the tip of the nose
to sit too close to the face.
The rhinoplasty surgery tutorial contains a chapter
that discusses the importance of tip projection and how it is maintained or
created surgically (the surgery tutorials contain explicit photographs taken during surgery).
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Cost Approximation for Uneven Columella?
On the left (my right) you can see that the one side of my columella hangs approximately 3 millimeters lower than the other. I would like to even out my columella (raise the lower side to the higher). How much would this cost and how long I would need to wear bandages on my nose? Also, to even the columella out, would I need to cut off part of the columella or push the lower side higher? Explaining how one would go about this procedure would be very helpful! Thank you so much!
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Leave your columella alone
What you are asking for cannot be done with rhinoplasty. An attempt at a tiny correction of an isolated area of the nose like that would certainly create some new, more bothersome, problem elsewhere, or fundamentally change the size/shape/position of your tip. All of these cartilages are connected to each other.
Rhinoplasty isn't perfect enough, predictable enough, to make the kind of change that you are seeking. I know, it'd be nice, but we just don't have it yet!
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