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It is always helpful for a patient to bring pictures in of noses that they like. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the surgeon is going to be able to replicate that nose – it all depends on your anatomy to start out with, facial structure, etc.

However, it does give the surgeon an idea of what the patient is thinking about and what he/she may need to do to get you close to your ideal. (Christopher V. Pelletiere, MD, Barrington Plastic Surgeon)

Rhinoplasty after Pictures are Helpful

Bringing pictures of noses you like to your consultation are helpful, but only in a very limited way. The photographs help with communicating your likes, but what looks good on that other person may not look good on you.

In addition, it may be technically impossible to create that nose from your nose. Far more valuable is to visit a surgeon who will do computer simulations of your nose. A good surgeon will only simulate changes s/he knows are possible and you get to see the new nose on your face.

Of course your actual result will not match that nose exactly, but with simulations there is no confusion regarding the goals. (Louis W. Apostolakis, MD, Austin Facial Plastic Surgeon)

Treating the long nose

I personally encourage patients to bring in pictures of noses that they “like.” First of all that gives me an idea of their aesthetic sense, and secondly it facilitates discussion.

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It may be that the nose the person likes is just too different from what they are starting with to be achievable. Or it may be that the nose in the picture is not appropriate for that patient. Julie Andrew’s nose wouldn’t look good on a 6’2′ male, for example. I also have my patients look at noses that I have done. I have tried to represent different situations to indicate what is possible. The long nose is often a challenge. A lot of what we do in rhinoplasty surgery is to create illusion.

A long nose might look shorter if the tip is rotated, even though the distance from the root of the nose to the junction of the nose with the upper lip is unchanged. Sometimes one does have to actually shorten the area called the columella, which is the part between the nostrils, which does make the nose shorter from the profile view. I agree with the surgeon who said that there is no such thing as a cookie cutter approach these days. Every nose is a little different and should be approached that way (Paul W. Loewenstein, MD, Milwaukee Plastic Surgeon)

Photographs and Rhinoplasty surgery

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It is always helpful to bring photographs with you during the preoperative phase and consultation. Photographs help the surgeon decide what you find aesthetically pleasing. I use digital imaging on all consultations for Rhinoplasty and this enables the surgeon to actually show the patient the proposed result.

Photographs will not show your exact nose and as a surgeon we must work with what we have in front of us, cartilage, bones and skin thickness differences included. With digital imaging it is easier to give a more accurate look at your desired result. Keep the scissors nearby and prepare for your consultation. (Michael Elam, MD, Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon)

Should I Bring Pictures of Desired Noses to Rhinoplasty Consultation?

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It is very important that you compare your esthetic preferences with those of your would be surgeon. If your desire is unrealistic your surgeon will have the opportunity of commenting on it, if your plan of nasal refinement is reasonable the photographs of noses you like, may help him to design your surgery more to your liking. (Kris Conrad, MD, Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon)

Photos are valuable if used as support in communication. It will help demonstrate your objectives and expectations. The surgeon will be able to determine if these expectations are reasonable and if he/she can help you. (Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS, West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon)