Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Surgeon: Vincent D. Lepore, MD
This case presents an example of the essential purpose of Plastic Surgery - not to replace a natural appearance, or alter cultural features, but to bring balance to existing features.
This patient came to Dr. Lepore for Rhinoplasty, bothered by what she considered the flatness of her nose, and complained that it appeared to be hanging downward at the tip. She did not want someone else's nose- but desired better proportion, especially in her nasal tip and lateral cartilages.
Dr. Lepore performed a tip rhinoplasty with reduction of the lower lateral cartilages, to alter the severe angle of her nasal tip and the width of the cartilage. Our patient also wanted more definition in her nasal bridge, and opted for a small implant.
The After photos here, are taken just 6 weeks post-surgery. Some swelling is still evident, and as with most nasal surgeries, swelling may take months to completely resolve. Our patient is very pleased with the outcome, and the changes her surgery accomplished.