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Ski Slopes Are Fun, But Not On Your Nose!

Ski Slopes Are Fun, But Not On Your Nose!

When looking for a new nose — the turned up, ski slope nose is “out” and the “natural” look is in.  Dr. Larry Weinstein — a board certified plastic surgeon, helps his patient’s achieve a look to enhance their profile, without altering their overall appearance.

By Larry Weinstein, MD, FACS
and Beverly Brooks
The Plastic Surgery Channel

“You don’t want to have a ski slope, and you don’t want to have the nose upturned.”

What do ‘you’ want?

“With men, a nose should have a straight angle, and with women we want to have a slight indentation to feminize the nose,” says Weinstein.

There are no more guessing games. By using 3D imaging technology, surgeons like Weinstein are able to map a client’s face and show them the impact of various “slopes” or other techniques before they scrub in for surgery.

“It really enhances the ability for me to communicate with a patient, so I can get a realistic idea of what we can achieve, for their face,” Weinstein says.
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Change the Chin

Weinstein is also an advocate of taking a proportional approach to enhance a person’s individual look. Many times those seeking a nose job, may also benefit from a chin augmentation.

“I could talk until I’m blue in my face about a chin augmentation,” he says, “but the vector imaging system spells it out. It shows the difference between a rhinoplasty alone and a rhinoplasty with a little bit of a chin augmentation. It’s instrumental.”

When someone brings in a photo of a celebrity — that means the patient wants to look like a star. In those scenarios, Weinstein recommends they return with their mother, father or “somebody that really cares,” and they’ll all look at the options together to find what’s best for the patient.

“I don’t want to radically change faces.”

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Why Go To The Trouble?

  • For better proportion to the nose and facial features
  • To reduce the size of the nose that is too large or too wide
  • Correct an overly arched or “Roman” nose
  • Re-form a crooked or elongated nose tip
  • Restore nose damaged from an accident or sports injury
  • Help with breathing problems
  • To treat nasal deformities caused at birth.

Surgical Time and Recovery

Surgery itself is somewhere between one and three hours and most recovery symptoms, such as swelling, subside after a few weeks. Beyond the typical R&R, patients are advised not to smoke for several weeks following surgery, and avoid wearing glasses to protect the nose.

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