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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Am I a Good Candidate for These Rhinoplasty Procedures?
I would like to get cosmetic surgery to reduce my dorsal hump and possible Radix reduction. Would I be a good candidate for these procedures? Would I require additional refinements other than what I mentioned? Is closed Rhinoplasty an option? I am unhappy with the bump, and height of my nose. It is also very wide and causes difficulties when I want to wear glasses.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Radix reduction is important in your nose
If the hump is removed, the radix must be taken down as well, or you nose would look too long, like a Roman statue's nose. Also, raising the tip would help, as well as bringing the entire nose back, closer to your face. See the link to see what these changes could do for your nose.
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