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Old 03-09-2010, 03:30 AM   #21
 
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As Robyne mentioned, sometimes there is deviation even after a septoplasty. Depending on how bad it was to start with, 100% perfect alignment isn't always possible. There's no way for me to know what your septum is like inside, but judging from the photos of the bottom, it doesn't look too severe from the base. But if you are still having breathing problems, then it may very well be misaligned inside (which only a doctor looking inside your nose can see).

I would also have to agree that cheek implants are not something that will benefit you. If your nose is what you are unhappy with (and that's what it sounds like) then why not address the nose, instead of turning to chin and cheek implants which are not appropriate for your face anyway
I was turning to other things like the chin and cheek because I hear these things are often done in conjunction with rhinoplasty. Judging by the morhps I did, it doesn't seem like making my nose smaller/shorter makes too much of a difference.


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The morphs? Did you have some sort of online consultation or use PS projection software? If so, these methods although interesting are definitely not the way to go!!!

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The morphs? Did you have some sort of online consultation or use PS projection software? If so, these methods although interesting are definitely not the way to go!!!
I used the PS projection software. I figured that they aren't going to be as accurate as what a surgeon actually plans on achieving. It is a very limited program as it only allows the user to shrink things. I will just have to see what a surgeon produces in a consultation. If the results are similar however to what I produced, I may be better off not even having the bridge touched as it really doesnt make too much of a difference when its shortened

Also, in my research I have come across information on the nasolabial angle. If im not using the right terminology, I'm just talking about the angle between the nose and upper lip and how it is supposed to be around 90 degrees for men. Does the angle look to be around 90 degrees for me and if not, how can this be improved?

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90 degrees to 120 degrees is the normal range. Males want to be on the acute side, while females can go more toward the higher degree range. Your nasolabial angle does not appear to be the issue. Projection is.

Glad to hear you will be having some real life consults.

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Also, I spoke to a few of my colleagues and did some of my own research on Goldstein. Feel free to PM me.

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Leena's post is an advertisement with a generic message to "mask it" as a legitimate post.

Post has been reported.

She should have disclosed her affiliation with the website link she included in her post. It's the law.

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Please post the simulations I would love to see them. I know they aren't accurate by any means, but they can still be useful

And yes, I agree nasolabial angle is not the issue... you don't have a droopy nose! If you desire to change the appearance of it, maybe just shaving a little off the bridge and thinning out the tip slightly. What do you think?


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Please post the simulations I would love to see them. I know they aren't accurate by any means, but they can still be useful

And yes, I agree nasolabial angle is not the issue... you don't have a droopy nose! If you desire to change the appearance of it, maybe just shaving a little off the bridge and thinning out the tip slightly. What do you think?
The simulatoins are up there. I shaved a little off the bridge, but the overall difference seems subtle to me. I tried taking more off of that, and it is obvious that it just didnt look natural. With all thid in mind, I am concerned that maybe too much could be taken off and how hard it would be to fix that! just a concern...

Thinning out the tip is something I would be interested in at the least. Is it possible to just do tip work? I think this would make a subtle, but pleasing difference to me in the front view.


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I do not like the first simulation, as the projection is the same, and that is what needs to be addressed. I hardly even see a difference in the second one. Thinning the tip of your nose might help to balance everything out.

The simulating software technology is very interesting, but unfortunately, nothing is better than having a real life consult, as you know.

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I do not like the first simulation, as the projection is the same, and that is what needs to be addressed. I hardly even see a difference in the second one. Thinning the tip of your nose might help to balance everything out.

The simulating software technology is very interesting, but unfortunately, nothing is better than having a real life consult, as you know.
I tried taking more off of the projection in both, it just then didn't look natural. My concern of the doctor touching the bridge is the same as one may have going for a haircut; it is easier to take off than it is to put back on. Except here, the nose won't grow back on its own and hair grows back for free. Is this a valid concern? Are doctors known for taking too much off ever? If so, I would really be weary since I think it is a very fine line in how much to take off the projection.

I have a consultation for the 19th of March with Dr. Mark Erlich in his Connecticutt office. I will keep this forum posted on how that goes!

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