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 a Bulbous Nose Be Reduced Without Looking Weird or Changing Your Look
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Of course a bulbous nose tip can be reduced
Advanced work on the tip of the nose during a rhinoplasty is routine for plastic surgeons who have the training and experience.
It goes without saying that you should see before and after photos of the surgeon whom you are considering using. And don't just look at profile views where perhaps a hump was taken down off the nasal bridge. It's the three-quarter views, or the oblique views, that best show the width and the prominence of the tip of the nose.
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