This nose was missing some of its middle section, along the dorsum.
I reconstructed it by placing an artificial material in the
There are many materials that can be used successfully to build up part of
the nose. Some of the materials are natural (the patient's own bone or
cartilage, stolen from another part of the body), and some are artificial.
I generally prefer the artificial materials, at least today, for several
reasons. One of the most important reasons is that a soft, artificial
material can sit in the nose without showing a sharp edge or corner.
Smoother materials can make the nose look more natural.
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Does the tip of my nose look too big?
I had a revision rhinoplasty about 14 months ago. The doctor added spreader grafts and a tip graft and brought my nostrils in a little bit. My nose still looks too wide and full at the tip. What do you think can be done to improve the look of my nose? It just seems very full to me. Thanks for your answers!
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Seems to me that the tip of your nose droops, besides being a little wide.
I see the fullness that you describe, but to my eye, much of the "fullness" is that the tip of the nose hangs down more than you might like it. See the video link for a simulation I made of the changes that could be possible in a revision, if the surgeon is truly expert in shortening a nose during a revision.
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