No matter the issue with your nose’s appearance — be it size, shape or symmetry — rhinoplasty can help. The double-board-certified plastic surgeons at Facial Aesthetic Concepts discuss various changes rhinoplasty can make to your nose.
Flattening or Narrowing the Bridge
The nasal bridge is the bony area on top of the nose. Rhinoplasty can correct a nasal bridge that is too flat or too wide. Some patients may undergo augmentation rhinoplasty to build up a flat bridge. This may entail the use of implants. The procedure changes the entire contour of the nose. Recuperation from augmentation rhinoplasty is longer than for other nasal surgeries.
Narrowing of the nasal bridge requires an osteotomy, or breaking and reconstruction of the nose.
Removing a Hump or Bump
Humps or bumps in the nose result from raised cartilage. Rhinoplasty eradicates or minimizes these raised areas. Surgery is not always necessary. Non-surgical rhinoplasty involves injecting dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, into and around the hump or bump to even it out. However, these results are not permanent and patients may need to repeat the procedure every one to two years.
Many patients seek the straightening of a crooked nose to make it more aesthetically pleasing or to alter their profile.
Such straightening is also done after a patient suffers a traumatic nose injury. Keep in mind that rhinoplasty also corrects breathing issues patients may experience after nasal injuries.
A large nose that is disproportionate to the face overwhelms other facial features. Shortening a large or long nose is among the most sought-after rhinoplasty procedures. It is also more complex, as it involves various forms of nose reshaping.
Bulbous Tip Reduction
A large, bulbous tip can make the nose look out of proportion. This is due to the shape of the lower lateral cartilage. Bulbous tip reduction reshapes this cartilage.
If the nasal tip protrudes excessively, the surgeon can perform a length reduction. This technique can soften the tip of a pointy nose.
Nostril Width Reduction
The talented, double-board-certified plastic surgeons of Facial Aesthetic Concepts can help patients troubled by overly wide nostrils by removing small amounts of tissue. This also holds true for those whose nostrils are asymmetrical. Incisions are made in the inner nose, so there is no visible scarring.
If you want to make changes to your nose and would like more information about rhinoplasty, contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts to arrange a consultation. We have offices conveniently located in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita.