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Unrelated to the other changes we discussed with his nose, he had a crooked septum that was obstructing his breathing.  The base view confirms that the septum was straightened during surgery.

You can also get a small hint of the nose's deprojection from this view.  Although the photos were taken at slightly different angles, the nose, having been deprojected during surgery, is shorter when measured from the tip back to the upper lip.  The tip is a little wider and less tented out, and the nostrils are wider and less stretched in the front-to-back axis.


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Questioner: 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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