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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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She doesn't really have a ball on the end of her nose, even if that's the cliché.  The cartilages that form the tip of her nose are wide, and they overlap each other, giving the impression of a ball.

A wide tip will appear to be a bulge on an oblique view of the nose.  If you put your finger on her nose where it begins, next to the inner corner of her left eye, and run your finger down the edge of her nose, your finger will have to bump out to your right as it follows the bulge around the tip of her nose in this view.  In the after picture, with a narrower tip, that bulge is gone, and your finger would trace a straight line from where her nose begins down to the tip.

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Questioner: Asymmetry & hanging columella. Interests: Tim Woolford, Julian De Silva, Julian Rowe Jones, Lucian Ion
I am 7 yrs post primary rhinoplasty. I was looking for my slight bump amd bulbous tip to be addressed. Immediately after my cast was removed 1 wk after my op, it was clear I had been left with an asymmetrical and hanging collumella (my natural nose did not have this). Its been 7 yrs & I'd like revision. My main concern is my hanging & aysemetric collumella, I feel my tip is bulbous in comparison to my thin bridge with large projection. I have very thick, oily skin with large pores on my nose.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: It's more than just the columella
Hi,
It's not just that the columella is hanging, because your columella protrudes downward only a millimeter or two down beyond your nostril edges.

It's that the entire tip of your nose is low, the nose is very long, and best would be to raise the tip, much more than just elevating the columella. 

You are correct that the tip is somewhat wide, too.

See the first patient in the attached video -- she has a nose with some similarities to yours.

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