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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Is It Possible to Make a Nose Shorter and Less Bulbous with Rhinoplasty?
I have a long nose with a bump and a big tip which I would really like to correct. Is there a way to correct all of these problems at once?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose is more projecting than it is long
Hi. You have a nose that is strong in its forward projection away from the face. Lessening that strength is called "deprojecting" the nose.
"Length" is the measurement of the nose from where it begins between the eyes, down the bridge of the nose to the tip. So a nose with a droopy tip is "long," but Pinocchio had a "projecting" nose.
Deprojecting a nose involves complicated techniques on the tip cartilages, because it is those tip cartilages that hold the tip out away from your face. Be sure to see before and after photos of other patients whose noses were deprojected by the surgeon you are considering using, so you can see that he knows how to do this operation.
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