The "platform" of her upper eyelid, which is the skin between the
upper eyelashes and the crease or fold about one-half inch above the lashes,
is clearly visible in both the before and the after picture. The good
visibility of the platform in the before picture is one clue that she didn't
need upper eyelid surgery. A good candidate for upper eyelid surgery is
someone whose excess upper eyelid skin has come down to cover the platform,
covering the skin that she would want to put eyeliner or eye shadow on. This woman could
easily apply eyeliner to her upper lids even before surgery.
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Would a tip plasty be enough to correct the bifidity of my nose and make a more attractive nose?
Would suturing the cartilages make the nose more projected? I don't want it to be more projected. Would fixing the bifidity allow the flow from bridge to tip to be more smooth? As now it looks like it is all in separate pieces. I hate these indentations and just want them gone and bring harmony to my face.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Indeed, the tip of your nose can be made less prominent with rhinoplasty
Work on the tip of a nose like yours isn't all suturing cartilages: some cartilage would be removed, some re-positioned. It doesn't have to increase the projection of the tip. In fact, it can *decrease* the projection of the tip, or leave the projection alone, depending on what needs to be done and your preferences.
Be careful to see the before and after photos of any doctor you are considering for this operation. Work on a tip like yours is extremely difficult, and most plastic surgeons wouldn't be able to handle it expertly. Before and after profile pictures where a hump was removed don't tell you if the surgeon can work on the tip of the nose.
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