Patient of the Month for November 2010 – Rhinoplasty

This month’s Featured Patient is a 25-year-old woman, referred to Dr. Parker by several other patients. Angela expressed concern about the appearance of her nose and lower eyelids. Specifically, she did not like the bump on her nose or her drooping nasal tip, which worsened when she smiled. She also asked to have the puffiness corrected on her lower eyelids.

Dr. Parker performed a closed rhinoplasty, removing the bony cartilaginous dorsal hump, then performed infractures to appropriately narrow the nose. He then removed the depressor nasi septi muscles to prevent the tip from drooping when Angela smiled and slightly elevated the tip with sutures to a more pleasing angle. Regarding the patient’s lower eyelids, Dr. Parker removed the herniated lower lid fat through transconjunctival incisions. He then transferred this fat to the nasojugal grooves to soften these depressions and create a better blending between the lower eyelids and cheek.

Post-operatively, Angela recovered without pain and experienced minimal swellling and bruising. She is thrilled with the improved appearance of both her nose and eyes.

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