Pay attention to the white dots on the tip of the nose and to the more subtle
highlights on the nose in between her eyes. Those dots and highlights are
reflections from the flash. The white dots on the tip are
just a bit higher in position in the after picture, indicating that the tip of the nose was
elevated during surgery.
In the after picture, the white highlights on her nose between her eyes flow
down onto the nose a small distance, allowing you to see that her nose is narrow
in the mid-dorsum. In the before picture, you see less of those
highlights flowing down the nose, because the before nose is wider and less
The base view of her nose, view 9,
also illustrates the narrowing of her nose quite well.
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Is It Worth Getting my Rhinoplasty? Because I Think my Front Looks Good.
how should it change?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Often the frontal view changes little in a rhinoplasty
When most of your complaints result from a strong profile view, it's possible to improve that profile while making only tiny changes to the frontal view. See my "Web reference" link for a morph showing how your profile could be changed and some other important info. I brought the tip of your nose back closer to your face, took down the hump, and raised the tip a small amount.
These changes would only affect the frontal view by perhaps having the nose not droop down over your lip quite so much. It makes sense: you can't really tell from the frontal view how big someone's hump is, so it's the profile view that changes more.
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