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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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The frontal view shows the narrowing of the wide area where her hump was, and the elevation of the tip of her nose after surgery.  We can see a glimpse of her nostrils in the after picture; they were hidden in the before picture by her drooping tip.

One way to evaluate the shortening of the nose from the frontal view is to pay attention to the two white dots on the tip of the nose.  Those white dots are reflections from the flashes.  Compare the white dots' positions in the two photos above.


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Next: an example of the solid advice Dr. Denenberg gives patients on RealSelf.com.
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Questioner: Am I a good candidate for finesse rhinoplasty?
I love how my nose looks from the front view. But, I feel like sometimes it just looks so masculine. I would ideally like a less austere nose, and one that has a more aesthetic bridge. . I do not wish to change a lot of my nose, but just tiny, tiny, tiny revision of it to be more appealing to me.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: You are a good candidate for rhinoplasty, but ...
you need to be very careful in selecting your surgeon and planning your operation with your surgeon. The top of your nose, where it begins, just below your eyebrows, is very strong. If that part of your nose is not reduced, but your small hump *is* reduced, your profile would resemble a Roman statue, where your profile line slides from your forehead right onto your nose with no break.

For an illustration, see the video link, which has a simulation of how I see changing your nose. As the simulation moves from "before" to "after," note, at the level of the arrow, how I reduced that upper part of your nose. The other small changes to the nose were reducing the bump, narrowing and elevating the tip a tiny amount, and bringing the entire nose a tiny amount closer to your face.

Many plastic surgeons consider lowering that top part of the nose to be impossible, or they don't know how, but in many noses, it's a crucial part of the planning and execution of an excellent rhinoplasty.

Link to this question on RealSelf.com