The irregularity in her nose makes it look too short in the before
picture. By building up the nose, it appears to have a more substantial
length, even though I didn't change the position of the tip. This is an
interesting illusion relating the apparent length of the nose to the height of
the dorsum: the higher the dorsum sits, the longer the nose appears to be.
Similarly, if a patient has a long nose that I can't get quite as short as I
would like, carving down the dorsum a teeny bit more can make the nose look a
teeny bit shorter.
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What Can Be Done to Improve the Appearance of my Nose? (Photos Provided)
I dislike the flat, boxy tip of my nose and the fact that it seems to have very defined edges like a cube. I'm wondering if it's possible to have the part overhanging my septum partly removed and reshaped, making the septum appear thinner and the tip rounder. I also wonder if it's possible to have the boxy edges literally shaved off. How possible would it be for my nose to be shaped more like Winona Ryder's, pointier, more graceful nose? Thank you for your help.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Need larger photos!
It does appear from the photos that your tip can be improved. Your photos, however, are far too small for a surgeon to see good detail. Post larger ones, and I'd be happy to make a morph showing what you could look like with a good rhinoplasty. Click the "Web reference" link for a before and after of a patient who had a nose perhaps similar in some features to yours.
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