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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Do You Think I Could Achieve This Look with Rhinoplasty?
I would love to balance out my face by reducing the size of my nose. Based on the nose I already have, I think a nose similar to Kara Dioguardi or Minka Kelly would suit my face well. Do you think I am being unrealistic?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose can be made smaller, more like the models
To reduce the size of your nose, I believe the issues would be to bring it back closer to your face, so it doesn't project as much, take down the modest bump along the bridge of your nose, and also elevate the tip, so it's not as long. I measure "length" as the distance from where the nose begins, between your eyes, down the length of the bridge to the tip. Click on the "Web reference" link to see a modification that I made to your image, to show what could be possible with surgery.
From the frontal view, your nose appears wide.
While it's never possible to put someone else's nose on you, it is realistic that you could have a nose closer to the two models, because the changes that I describe would move your nose in that direction.
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