A nose that was shortened during surgery shows just a bit more nostril in the
after picture. On the tip of her nose, the white dots that represent the
reflections of the flashes are positioned higher above her nostrils in the after
photo than in the before.
The wide hump shows up in the before picture as two white flash return marks
in the middle of the dorsum. When the hump was smoothed out, the after
picture's dorsum doesn't have a protrusion or irregularity to catch the light,
so those white marks are gone.
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Can I get rhinoplasty for bulbous tip and mid nose?
I am looking to get rhynoplasty done on my entire nose. Not only is the tip bulbous, but the cartilage/nasal bone is wide and pushing outwards. Please see the pictures attached. The cartilage/nasal bone creates a bump as I'm looking sideways at an angle, and overall both pictures look better than in person. I also have quite a long midface and was wondering if there are any procedures to make this look better based on work for the nose.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Improvements can be made in a wide nose
Yes, it looks as though the cartilages in the tip of your nose are wider than they need to be, and the other issue you identified, the width of the bones and the cartilages in the upper part of your nose, often happens with a wide tip. See the attached video and the Web reference link for some examples of what can be done in the right hands.
Your midface is fine. Anyway, your nose is short on that midface, and there's nothing we can do about the length of the midface anyway, except where it's so long as to be a true deformity.
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