Check out this profile view: no indication of the problem of great excess width in
the tip of the nose, even in the before photo.
This is why, when you see rhinoplasty before and after pictures in a magazine
article, on the Web, or in a doctor's office, the photos will so often be like
these: a direct
profile shot of a nose that is already short enough, not too projecting, and
all it needed was removal of a small hump.
Most plastic surgeons can get those changes right once in a while. If
you have a unique problem with the tip of your nose, you need to see photos
showing correction of that type of problem in order to evaluate the plastic
surgeon you are interviewing.
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From a ridiculous extreme long/upward nose, to the other extreme ridiculous long/downward/wide nose
My 3d nose revision...devastated! (At same time: face, neck & lip lifts, fine!). See pre/post op photos plus 2 nose models I gave to surgeon as guidance. But nose is now much longer, wider, downward...Will it look like the nose models after swelling is gone? Doubt it. Wait a year to fix it? No! I’m desperate...Is there somewhere a competent surgeon who can do a shorter nose like my nose models? (I’m 87 but absolutely healthy). Thanks ever so much for your opinions!
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose won't shorten as the swelling subsides
Sorry, but it's just vanishingly unlikely that your nose will shorten as the swelling subsides, and certainly it won't shorten to the length of the models' photographs that you submitted.
The good news is that, with correct techniques, it is possible to shorten a nose substantially, even in a revision procedure. The bad news is that you can't jump in and have that operation right away. It may not be necessary to wait an entire year, but the nose needs at least many months to heal first.
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