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
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Can this nose be fixed?
I need a seriously talented surgeon to do my third and hopefully final rhinoplasty. I need a grand slam and I will travel anywhere if I can find a surgeon who can perform these multiple techniques. I need someone who can: 1. Decrease nostril width 2. Decrease projection 3. Tip reconstruction using donor cartilage 4. Lengthening of the nose I don't see raising the bridge as the solution to avoiding having to decrease projection. Referrals welcomed also.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: You may not need all of the techniques/changes that you listed
First of all, I agree that, from these photos at least, it's not at all clear that you need to have your bridge raised. The "profile" shot isn't really a profile, because the camera is too high and is looking down at your face, but it appears that the tip of your nose has very strong projection, and bringing the tip substantially back closer to your face will make the relationship between the tip and the bridge much better, without raising the bridge.
Then, a significant de-projection of the tip often can make the nose *appear* longer, so you might not need as much lengthening as you thing you might.
It's also not clear that you'd need donor cartilage to help the tip. Often, even after previous surgery, modifying the cartilage that is still there is all that is needed.
See the attached video and Web reference links for some ideas.
If we had a pure profile, maybe a morph could be make to illustrate how deprojecting the tip also helps both the bridge and the length.
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