Rhinoplasty Patient 15
This 17 year old is status post 3 prior rhinoplasties by other surgeons. She asked to have her nose appear straighter and her nasal tip more defined and “prettier”. Dr. Parker discussed with the patient and her parents performing an open rhinoplasty in an effort to achieve these goals. He directed his computer imager to show the patient what her nose would likely look like after surgery. Using an open rhinoplasty approach, Dr. Parker removed the excessive bony and cartilaginous dorsum, then performed infractures to appropriately narrow this area. After this, he removed a great deal of scar tissue from the tip area and shaped the tip cartilage with several sutures to make the tip more symmetric with a more defined yet natural appearance. Postoperatively, the patient is pleased with the prettier tip and profile.
A nose out of harmony with the rest of the face can be significant to a patient and alter their self image. The goal of nasal surgery is to achieve an improved but natural contour while correcting any internal deformities that may be causing breathing difficulties. Click to read more about Rhinoplasty New Jersey.