In these photos we see another clue, that his nose is
over-projecting. In the after photo, draw these two imaginary lines: a
mostly-horizontal line drawn along the base of his nose, and a line drawn along the skin from the
base of his nose down to his upper lip. Those two lines meet at a sharp
angle. In the before picture, however, they don't. The line that traces the
skin of his upper lip curves forward to meet the bottom of his nose in the
If you grab the tip of your nose and pull it forward, making your nose more
projecting, your upper lip skin
will do the same thing. When the upper lip skin pulls forward like that,
we call it "tethering of the upper lip," and it's usually an
indication that the nose is a projecting nose.
The rhinoplasty section of the Surgery tutorials contains a chapter
that discusses the phenomenon of upper lip tethering (the surgery tutorials contain explicit photographs taken during surgery).
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Am I a candidate for non surgical rhinoplasty?
So I've been considering rhinoplasty, but I am much more in favor of a non invasive non surgical procedure. I was wondering if I would be a candidate and benefit for a nonsurigical nose job
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Nope, nope, nope. No non-surgical rhinoplasty for you
I'll throw my hat in the ring with the other physician posters who said not to have a non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Understanding non-surgical rhinoplasty is easy. Stuff is injected into the nose; the nose looks bigger. If you want your nose to look smaller, non-surgical rhinoplasty is the wrong approach.
In fact, non-surgical rhinoplasty is reasonable only in the very very rarest of cases -- usually after previous surgery, when a persistent dent that cannot be further corrected with surgery can be lifted with a tiny, tiny amount of filler, like 1/100 of a cc or so. It's a way to salvage a minuscule improvement when further surgery is not a good idea.
Also, in general, you shouldn't have a non-surgical rhinoplasty from a doctor who does not regularly do *standard* rhinoplasty. If the doctor *only* does *non-surgical* rhinoplasties, then he likely will recommend one to you when I wouldn't think it reasonable.
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