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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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Questioner: 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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