Let's try to evaluate the surgical changes from this frontal view.
You can see some of the changes from removing the hump: the before picture has
two parallel vertical white stripes along the dorsum of his nose.
Those stripes are the return from the flashes in my photo room. The
stripes give you a feel for the position of the dorsum and the presence of the
hump, and they are missing in the after picture.
Nasal length: in the after picture, we can see just a glimpse of his
nostrils. That glimpse is our indication that his nose was shortened,
because in the before picture, his somewhat droopy tip hung over and obscured
our view of the nostrils.
Actually, he has his head tilted down slightly in the before picture, but the
analysis is still valid. (You can tell that his head is tilted down a bit by
looking at his right eye and his right ear. In the after picture, his
right eye is at the level of the top of his ear. In the before picture,
his right eye sits below the level of the top of the ear.)
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Is There Any Kind of Procedure for my Kind of Nose?
Theres a bit of cartilage at the base of my nose under my top lip which makes my nose and my profile longer (pic 1&3) Can anything be done about this? I think its because of this cartilage which runs from the columella to my bone which cause my nose to be pinocchio-esque. The Nasofrontal Angle is rather small around 100 degrees and in (2) you can see that the alar base is not in-line with columella base, its rather lower. From the front this makes my nostrils more pronounced (4).
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose mainly requires deprojection, bringing the tip back closer to the face
You have a strongly projecting tip, and otherwise many attractive features to your nose. Respectfully, I don't think it's the bone at the base of the nose that makes the tip projecting -- that bone is only rarely the culprit. It's almost always the length and strength of the lateral crura of the tip cartilages that provide the support and strength to overproject the tip. I made a morph to show what your nose can look like after surgery. You need a surgeon who can prove to you that he is expert in deprojecting noses; many, if not most, of the revisions that I perform relate to deprojecting noses that were inadequately projected during the primary operation.
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