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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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She has a prominent bifidity in her columella.  "Bifidity" means that you can see a dent between the two cartilages that make up the columella.  It's not such an uncommon finding.  She probably had it before her first operation, and it simply wasn't corrected during that first procedure.

In this view, you can see more of her nostrils in the before picture.  The nose was tilted up too much, and I attempted to lengthen it during the revision.  A longer nose shows less nostril from the frontal view.


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Questioner: Can I get rhinoplasty for bulbous tip and mid nose?
I am looking to get rhynoplasty done on my entire nose. Not only is the tip bulbous, but the cartilage/nasal bone is wide and pushing outwards. Please see the pictures attached. The cartilage/nasal bone creates a bump as I'm looking sideways at an angle, and overall both pictures look better than in person. I also have quite a long midface and was wondering if there are any procedures to make this look better based on work for the nose.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Improvements can be made in a wide nose
Yes, it looks as though the cartilages in the tip of your nose are wider than they need to be, and the other issue you identified, the width of the bones and the cartilages in the upper part of your nose, often happens with a wide tip.  See the attached video and the Web reference link for some examples of what can be done in the right hands.

Your midface is fine. Anyway, your nose is short on that midface, and there's nothing we can do about the length of the midface anyway, except where it's so long as to be a true deformity.

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