If you have a rhinoplasty operation that turns out poorly, it is extremely
unlikely that your surgeon will be able to make it right in a second
operation. If you did good research in selecting your doctor, and saw many
excellent before and after pictures of his patients, your doctor may be able to
perform your revision.
But the vast majority of poor results are created by surgeons who
probably shouldn't be performing rhinoplasty, and a doctor like that wouldn't
have anywhere near the specialized skill to perform the revision. Think
long and hard before having your doctor revise your nose.
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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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