Along the dorsum, you can see parallel vertical white lines that are the reflections of the
flashes. The linear reflections are prominent, and a bit crooked; they softened and
straightened after the hump was removed.
Look at the tip of her nose. In the after picture, there are two white
dots, also reflections from the flashes. The white dots are small and symmetric, closer
together than in the before picture, more distinct than in the before picture,
and positioned higher above the nostrils than in the before picture. Those
findings are our indications that the tip of the nose was narrowed and elevated
during the operation. Also, we get to see just a little bit more of her
nostrils after surgery, another indication that the tip of the nose was
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I Am Considering Having Rhinoplasty. However I Am Unsure As to What Results I Can Expect?
I am considering having rhinoplasty. I am currently researching doctors in the area to find which ones seem to do the best work. I would like to know what type of results I can expect in order to go in informed when I speak with them. I am not looking for a dramatic makeover, just some refining of the nostril area. Can I do this with just a tip plasty?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose requires expert work on the tip. Be certain to see before and after photos
Hi. In many noses, work on the tip is most of the work that is done, so in your case there isn't really a meaningful difference between a "tip plasty" and a "rhinoplasty." See my "Web reference link for some morphs of your before and after photos. You have strong tip cartilages that show left and right prominences on your tip. The cartilages also make the columella, the piece between your nostrils, droop some, and they hold the tip of your nose out away from your face.
Your nose requires real expert work on the tip to correct these features. It's crucial that you see before and after photos of the patients of the doctor you are considering, where wide or prominent tips were corrected. This is not something that every plastic surgeon can accomplish, and a diploma won't give you the answer -- only seeing the doctor's other patients will tell you if he has the skill.
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