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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Question on Rhinoplasty? Bump on Bridge, Extreme Projection, Asymmetry?
I'm getting a wide range of opinions which Is confusing. Please look at my pics. I understand you can not correctly evaluate without an in person consult but opinions are greatly appreciated:-) I have never cared about my prominent nose until I got older losing volume and weight and the dreaded gravity has changed my appearance. I have a flat bridge which creates a bump. I have extreme projection and I have slight asymmetry hence crooked and getting worse as I age. short philtrum as well.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: You require expert tip work to make the changes you seek
The flat bridge is wide, and width turns into a hump when seen on the three-quarter view, which is why your nose has such a big hump on that view. It's the width of your nasal bones that cause the flatness, so your nasal bones need to be narrowed significantly.
The tip of your nose is far down, making the nose look long, and it is also strong in its forward projection from your face. Check the web link for a morph of your face, showing what could be achieved in a rhinoplasty. You need a surgeon who can prove to you with his before and after photos that he is expert in shortening and deprojecting noses, because it is work on the tip that accomplishes those two changes, and tip work is the most demanding part of a rhinoplasty.
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