| | Is quote reasonable?
I emailed my pics to a doctor who emailed back his recommendations for my revision. I am the first to admit when I need help--and I need all your help! What's your impression of the response I received:
I am interested in rhinoplasty because I am unsatisfied with the overall size and shape of my nose. Specifically, I would like to address the following: 1) nasal asymmetry (this is particularly apparent in the attached photo take from below), 2) extremely large nostrils, 3) large, off-center bulbous tip
....It seems to me that much of the prominence of the tip of your nose has to do with the width of the cartilages at the tip and also the way it protrudes forward away from your face farther than it needs to....The columella is the piece between the left and right nostrils, and it seems to hang down just a little bit extra in you....The three quarter view of a nose tends to show excess width to the tip cartilages, and in the three quarter modification I tried to demonstrate narrowing those cartilages as well as bringing the nose back toward your face...
The amount of asymmetry of your nose is actually fairly small, as asymmetries go. Certainly the base view of your nose makes it look much more asymmetric than even the frontal view. I don't particularly worry about the base view of the nose very much, because nobody gets to see you in that view, and the other views are so much more important. Usually, asymmetries like that can be partially corrected but not completely corrected, but I doubt that would stand in the way of a good result on your nose....Usually, when the nose is brought closer to the face and the tip is made smaller, the nostrils decrease in size in proportion to the other changes. Sometimes there is an additional procedure that we use to make the nostrils smaller, where we take a little bit of skin out of the nostril edge at the base of the nose. We don't have the same finesse in operating on nostrils that we can achieve in some of the other parts of the nose, but again I don't think that would stand in the way of a good result....
The cost for your primary rhinoplasty would be $7,000.00. There would be an additional $1,600.00 charge if you added a chin implant. To the surgery charge, you would have to add another $3,000.00 for the operating facility and anesthesia fees. There would be additional expenses in the range of $250.00 to $400.00 for such things as pre-operative blood tests, and some prescriptions and miscellaneous items.