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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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Her long nose required elevating the tip, taking down a hump, and shortening the nose.  But she had another operation, too.  She had a chin augmentation, to make her weak chin appear stronger.

In a chin augmentation, an implant is placed in front of the jaw bone to bring the chin forward.  Bringing the chin forward at the same time as making the nose smaller puts the face in better balance.  The profile gets an improvement that the rhinoplasty alone couldn't achieve.


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Questioner: Am I a Rhinoplasty Candidate with My Wide, Bulbous Tip?
I have always hated the tip of my nose. The bridge is a little wide and has a bit of a bump, but I would be satisfied with just a reduction in the tip. It's very wide and bulbous. It looks fine from the profile view, but front on it's very.. unattractive. Is there a way to have it reduced without too drastic of a change? I do not want a narrow, pinched look. It also tends to swell in cold, heat, or with allergies. Are there nonsurgical options too?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Yes, a rhinoplasty should help with your wide tip
I agree that the bridge is a little wide, too, but mainly work on the tip cartilages could help achieve your goals of narrowing the tip. 

Be sure to discuss all of the details that you care about with your surgeon, and be sure to see before and after photos of his other patients, specifically patients who have had correction of wide tips.

Note that a profile before-and-after, where perhaps you see a hump removed, doesn't tell you anything about how the surgeon handled a wide tip: it's the three-quarter, or oblique, views, that shows you whether a tip has been narrowed.

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