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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Is It Possible to Make a Nose Shorter and Less Bulbous with Rhinoplasty?
I have a long nose with a bump and a big tip which I would really like to correct. Is there a way to correct all of these problems at once?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose is more projecting than it is long
Hi. You have a nose that is strong in its forward projection away from the face. Lessening that strength is called "deprojecting" the nose.
"Length" is the measurement of the nose from where it begins between the eyes, down the bridge of the nose to the tip. So a nose with a droopy tip is "long," but Pinocchio had a "projecting" nose.
Deprojecting a nose involves complicated techniques on the tip cartilages, because it is those tip cartilages that hold the tip out away from your face. Be sure to see before and after photos of other patients whose noses were deprojected by the surgeon you are considering using, so you can see that he knows how to do this operation.
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