One of the advantages of using an artificial material to build up the nose
(as I did here) is
its easy availability: just unwrap the package. Many plastic surgeons like
to use the patient's own cartilage to augment a nose like this. Frequently,
however, a nose that
has been injured has broken and injured cartilage inside, which might make that
cartilage unavailable for the task of augmenting the nose.
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Hello, I had a consult and CT scan showing I had a deviated septum. My surgeon had said if I cosmetically wanted to fix the tip of my nose, which has a deep cartilage split at the tip, giving the appearance of a "butt nose"...that it would be a couple of stitches when closing up. But I believe my nose turns up and the skin between the nostrils hangs, due to what I believe was terrible allergies and constant nose itching. What would be the best way to get a cuter shaped nose tip?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Don't let that doctor operate on your nose!
"A couple of stitches when closing up" pegs your doctor as someone who knows nothing about rhinoplasty. You must not let him operate on your nose.
Changing your "butt nose" requires complicated work on the tip of your nose, using advanced techniques that not all plastic surgeons understand.
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