Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 05

Question: Is it possible to fix these points with a rhinoplasty?
Answer: A closed rhinoplasty approach can accomplish removing the little points on the bridge of your nose, shaving down the dorsal hump, and straightening the nose with all the incisions placed on the inside of it. No external incisions are required, and no painful packing is required either. The side profile photograph demonstrates a recessive chin, so consider placement of a chin implant to augment the chin forward for better facial balance and portions from the side profile, especially with respect to the projection of the nose.

Question: Revision Rhinoplasty and Chin Implant?
Answer: The side profile photographs demonstrate a recessive chin profile and a hanging columella. A columella plasty accomplishes tucking the columella inwards by removal of excess skin and cartilage on the inside of the nose. Consider placement of a chin implant for the recessive chin profile. Both procedures can be performed together under one anesthesia with one recovery period.

Question: Does everyone’s nose tip droop when saying the letter W?
Answer: To prevent the tip of the nose from drooping when smiling and talking requires releasing of the depressor septi ligament which dynamically postoperative downward. This is usually part of a rhinoplasty procedure.

Question: Would I be a good candidate for rhinoplasty? How would fixing the bump effect the nose overall?
Answer: The side profile photograph demonstrates an overly projecting nose with a dorsal hump, and a recessive chin profile. Consider a closed rhinoplasty approach to shave down the dorsal hump, and placement of a chin implant. Placement of the chin implant will augment the chin forward for better facial balance and proportions from the side profile. A rhinoplasty procedure will not help with snoring.

Question: Would I be a good candidate for a nose job?
Answer: A closed rhinoplasty approach can accomplish shaving down the dorsal hump, decreasing the overall projection of the nose a few millimeters, preventing the tip of the nose from drooping when smiling, and narrowing the bridge line. All incisions are placed on the inside the nose. There is no painful packing required and there’s no external incisions.

Question: Do I need a complete rhinoplasty or just tip plasty?
Answer: You’re going to require a full rhinoplasty procedure to make all of the adjustments to your nose so that all the components of the nose are balanced with themselves, and the entire new nose is balanced with patient’s facial features. A closed rhinoplasty approach can accomplish shaving down the dorsal hump, lifting and refining the nasal tip, reducing the hanging columella and narrowing the bridge line with all incisions placed on the inside of the nose. No external incisions are required, and a painful packing is required either.

Question: Is there any way I can reduce the size of my nose and if so how?
Answer: The one photograph is rather limited, however you appear to be a candidate for rhinoplasty procedure. A closed rhinoplasty approach can accomplish decreasing the overall projection of the nose, shaving down the dorsal hump, narrowing the bridge line and refining the nasal tip. All the incisions are placed on the inside of the nose. No external incisions are required.

Question: Nose tip options?
Answer: You are Not going to be able to perform just a tip-plasty, since there is much more going on with your nose. A Full and closed rhinoplasty can accomplish shaving down the dorsal hump, narrowing the bridge line, and reducing the hanging columella in addition to refinement of the nasal tip. Thick skin in the tip of the nose is going to prevent refinement in that area, so very important to have realistic expectations.

Question: Would I be a good candidate for a genioplasty for a better chin?
Answer: Hey Genie up last he is performed by an plastic surgeon under general anesthesia at a hospital setting with an overnight stay at the hospital, since it is much more invasive. Sometimes both the upper and lower jaws need to be corrected. A genioplasty is usually performed when the teeth are significantly out of alignment. For cosmetic purposes only, consider placement of a chin implant which can be done under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure which takes about 30 minutes.

Question: Can a droopy nose tip be fixed with thick skin?
Answer: Yes, a closed rhinoplasty approach can accomplish lifting the nasal tip, reduction of the bulbous nasal tip cartilages, shaving down the dorsal hump and deprojecting the nose. All the incisions are placed on the inside of the nose. No external incisions are required, and no painful packing is required either. Also very important to release the depressor septi ligament which dynamically pulls the tip downward when smiling. Due to the thick skin, you may require a few steroid shots in the first few months after the procedure.


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