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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Can my nose tip be lifted and made smaller? I want a lip lift. too. Will it give me a good image?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Nose: yes. Lip: no.
Hi. I agree that your nose, while certainly not terribly long, is at the longer end of a range of normal, and if your tastes run to shorter noses, a significant elevation of the tip is possible and fine. It also appears that you have strong cartilages in the tip of your nose, and some narrowing of those cartilages might be good, too.
Work on the tip cartilages often comprises advanced techniques that not every plastic surgeon can accomplish, so be sure to see before and after photos of the doctor's work before selecting a surgeon.
The lip lift: no, no, no! It would leave a visible scar at the bottom of your nose, and your lip already looks great! A lip lift is for someone with a ***much*** longer upper lip than yours!
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