The combination of the excess skin on her upper lids and the vertical creases
between her eyebrows makes her look like she's scowling at you in the before
picture. But she's not. Her face is in repose.
Ideally, we might have thought about elevating her eyebrows, but you don't
have to do everything. That would have entailed another trip to the
operating room, since I don't like to elevate the brows at the same time as
taking excess skin off of the upper eyelids. We simply planned as much improvement
as we could get while minimizing trips to the operating room.
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Cost Approximation for Uneven Columella?
On the left (my right) you can see that the one side of my columella hangs approximately 3 millimeters lower than the other. I would like to even out my columella (raise the lower side to the higher). How much would this cost and how long I would need to wear bandages on my nose? Also, to even the columella out, would I need to cut off part of the columella or push the lower side higher? Explaining how one would go about this procedure would be very helpful! Thank you so much!
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Leave your columella alone
What you are asking for cannot be done with rhinoplasty. An attempt at a tiny correction of an isolated area of the nose like that would certainly create some new, more bothersome, problem elsewhere, or fundamentally change the size/shape/position of your tip. All of these cartilages are connected to each other.
Rhinoplasty isn't perfect enough, predictable enough, to make the kind of change that you are seeking. I know, it'd be nice, but we just don't have it yet!
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