Those of you who are very observant are wondering why he shows more nostril
in the before picture than in the after picture. More nostril usually
means that the nose is shorter, but the nose wasn't lengthened during surgery,
to decrease the amount of nostril shown.
The answer is that the work to bring the tip cartilages closer together and
to decrease his columellar show tucked up the base of his nose and changed
the curves of skin around the tip enough to partially hide the nostrils.
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Is It Possible to Make a Nose Shorter and Less Bulbous with Rhinoplasty?
I have a long nose with a bump and a big tip which I would really like to correct. Is there a way to correct all of these problems at once?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose is more projecting than it is long
Hi. You have a nose that is strong in its forward projection away from the face. Lessening that strength is called "deprojecting" the nose.
"Length" is the measurement of the nose from where it begins between the eyes, down the bridge of the nose to the tip. So a nose with a droopy tip is "long," but Pinocchio had a "projecting" nose.
Deprojecting a nose involves complicated techniques on the tip cartilages, because it is those tip cartilages that hold the tip out away from your face. Be sure to see before and after photos of other patients whose noses were deprojected by the surgeon you are considering using, so you can see that he knows how to do this operation.
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