Rhinoplasty Patient 26
This 28 year old complained to Dr. Parker about several aspects of her nose. She did not like the excessive width of the upper and lower aspects of her nose, the ‘bump’ on her nose, or the tip of her nose which was too broad. She wished to maintain her ethnicity and not have a radical change. Dr. Parker discussed options with the patient, and then performed an open rhinoplasty with the following steps: a reduction of the patient’s bony cartilaginous hump along with infractures to narrow the upper nose, a tiplasty with reshaping of the tip cartilage and insertion of a cartilage graft to provide more projection to the tip. The patient experienced a relatively minor amount of bruising and was delighted with the appearance of her nose the moment the plastic splint was removed 7 days after surgery. She continues to be thrilled with the natural, but improved appearance of her nose.
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.