In the before picture, you can see some white marks in the middle of her
dorsum that are reflections from the flash, right where the hump was.
The marks are crooked, indicating that her nose was a little crooked
in that area before surgery. I mentioned in the section on nasal
reconstruction that correcting a crooked nose is one of the hardest changes to
make in rhinoplasty. However, if the crooked area is small, and if it's on the hump, sometimes
simply removing the hump removes the crookedness entirely.
We also know that her nose was shortened somewhat during her rhinoplasty,
because we get a better view of her nostrils in the after picture.
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Is my Nose Way Too Big? Should I Consider Rhinoplasty?
I've always hated my nose. I've never seen another person with a similar nose as mine. I feel its way too big. Should I consider a rhinoplasty :\?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: A wide nose like yours can usually be improved with a rhinoplasty.
From this one photo at least, it does appear that you would be a good candidate for a rhinoplasty. You seem to have strong cartilages that make your nose perhaps wider than average. Your nasal bones, in the upper half of your nose, are also wide apart, and could be brought closer together during the operation. I don’t see a profile view, but it also seems that your nose is long, from where it starts between your eyes down to your tip, and perhaps your profile view could be improved by elevating the tip of the nose at the same time as making the other changes.
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