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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Is There Any Kind of Procedure for my Kind of Nose?
Theres a bit of cartilage at the base of my nose under my top lip which makes my nose and my profile longer (pic 1&3) Can anything be done about this? I think its because of this cartilage which runs from the columella to my bone which cause my nose to be pinocchio-esque. The Nasofrontal Angle is rather small around 100 degrees and in (2) you can see that the alar base is not in-line with columella base, its rather lower. From the front this makes my nostrils more pronounced (4).
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose mainly requires deprojection, bringing the tip back closer to the face
You have a strongly projecting tip, and otherwise many attractive features to your nose. Respectfully, I don't think it's the bone at the base of the nose that makes the tip projecting -- that bone is only rarely the culprit. It's almost always the length and strength of the lateral crura of the tip cartilages that provide the support and strength to overproject the tip. I made a morph to show what your nose can look like after surgery. You need a surgeon who can prove to you that he is expert in deprojecting noses; many, if not most, of the revisions that I perform relate to deprojecting noses that were inadequately projected during the primary operation.
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