Question: Looking at before and after photos of rhinoplasty patients, I feel as if all of their noses look the same. I only want a very subtle change in my nose, and I don’t want it to look like everyone else’s. Would you be able to this?
Answer: Rhinoplasty surgery is not a one size fits all endeavor.; I have also seen photos of rhinoplasty results of various surgeons whose noses really do all look the same. I do not feel that noses should look alike.; The nose should fit the face of the individual who is seeking rhinoplastic surgery, not the other way around. I spend a great deal of time with my patients so that we can discuss what nose would look best on their face.; I employ the use of computer imaging to help demonstrate the changes to the nose that the patient should expect from rhinoplasty surgery.; I emphasize that I can only create a nose that the patients anatomy will let me create.; In other words, there are limits to what can be done with a nose. I am certainly willing to have a look at photos of noses that a patient may bring to their rhinoplasty consultation so that I get a sense of what the patient is visualizing in their nose, however, I am careful in setting realistic expectations for the patient and what they can expect from their surgical procedure.