Will my Appearance Benefit from Rhinoplasty?
Hi, I have a protruding nose with a bulbous tip. I also have a deviated septum, and a small bump on the top. I would like to have my nose less pronounced, with a more refined tip. My nostrils are also asymmetrical, with one smaller than the other. The right side nostril actually looks crooked and leans to the left. I am also considering having it pushed back to be less pronounced. I would like to know whether my nose would look unnatural with this done.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: The tip of your nose can be elevated and brought back closer to your face
From these photos, you appear to be a good candidate for a rhinoplasty. The cartilages that form the tip of your nose are strong, and they produce almost all of the features that you notice about your nose: they hold the tip of your nose far forward away from your face, they hold the tip down, so the tip appears somewhat drooping and long, and they make the tip look wide. See the "Web reference" of my response to see a morph showing what your nose could look like after a successful rhinoplasty.
These changes require complicated work on the tip. Most of the patients that I see for revision rhinoplasty have had inadequate work on the tip and still have projecting, long noses, so be sure your plastic surgeon can make the changes that you want for yourself. The Web reference gives tips on finding a doctor.
It's good news for you that elevating a tip, bringing the tip back closer to the face, narrowing the tip, and taking down a bump on the bridge, are four of the most predictable changes to make in a rhinoplasty. Correcting minor asymmetries is very difficult, but minor asymmetries are usually much less important and noticeable than the other features that I've discussed here.
So I'd be optimistic about a good result in a nose like yours.
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