In this frontal view, we can see that the nose was shortened because the
after picture shows some of the patients nostrils, invisible in the before
picture. In a frontal view, a long, drooping tip will cover the nostrils.
Also, look at the two white dots on the tip of her nose. The white dots
are created by the flashes reflecting off of her tip cartilages. The dots
are about at the level of her nostrils in the before picture, and they're well
above the level of the nostrils in the after picture.
Finally, if you look carefully at the lower edge of the
tip of her nose, you'll see that I narrowed her tip and filled in a little dent that
existed between her two tip cartilages.
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What's the best treatment for my mom? She wants to look younger, and has already had a rhinoplasty
This my mom she did a rhinoplasty before years ago and she doesn't feel good about her face and nose. Does she need a revison rhinoplasty? And does she need a face left..her doctor said she is too early for face left. She hates her face and i want her to feel good about her self what does she need to feel younger and prettier?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your mom could look better -- and younger -- with a revision rhinoplasty
Your mom's rhinoplasty left her with a very long nose, and a long nose makes a face look older. Making a substantial elevation of the tip of the nose, even in a revision, is quite predictable, but only in the most expert of hands, so you must see before and after photos of a doctor's revision work in shortening noses before you hire a doctor.
Her nose could also be thinner, and the tip made less prominent from the front. See the attached video and the Web reference link for examples of what can be accomplished.
I tend to agree that it's hard to make a meaningful improvement in the face when the skin is still so thick and strong and smooth, and the neck line is so good. If I were your mom, I'd address the nose, and wait on the face!
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