What can rhinoplasty surgery help fix?
Nasal plastic surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a surprisingly versatile procedure that can help correct a number of concerns, from nasal asymmetry to breathing difficulties. Below you will find just a handful of the improvements that Dr. Parker can make to improve the nose, using real patient examples.
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Reduce excessive nasal tip projection
- Refine or reduce a bulbous nasal tip
- Correct nasal tip asymmetry
- Reduce width of the nose
- Improve a nose that’s too large for your face
- Reduce the length of the nose
- Correct a nasal bump
- Secondary rhinoplasty: revise poor nose job results
Straighten a crooked nose
This occurs when your nasal bones and/ or septum are not located in the middle of your face. It can happen after trauma or inherited as a family trait. Treatment includes straightening the crooked nasal septum and nasal bones.
Reduce excessive nasal tip projection
Nasal tip projection is the distance your nasal tip protrudes from your face. If your tip projection is too large, your nose will look too big. This is an inherited problem. Treatment includes precisely setting back the cartilage in the nasal tip through an open rhinoplasty approach.
Refine or reduce a bulbous nasal tip
The tip of your nose may be too rounded, too bulbous or too broad; this results when the cartilage in the tip of the nose are overly large and separated farther than they should be. Treatment includes removing the excess cartilage and shaping the remaining tip cartilage with sutures under direct vision using an open rhinoplasty approach.
Correct nasal tip asymmetry
Your nasal tip may look different from one side to the other. This almost is usually congenital but may occur after trauma or prior rhinoplasty. Treatment involves an open rhinoplasty to shape the tip cartilage under direct vision with sutures so they now appear symmetric.
Reduce width of the nose
If you think your nose looks good in profile but don’t like the thickness or the excessive width of your nose, you may wish to have that corrected. Treatment involves an open rhinoplasty.
Before & After Surgery to Reshape a Wide Nose*
In the patient shown here, Dr. Parker performed an open rhinoplasty. He then removed excess fat beneath the skin and excess cartilage from the nasal tip, inserting cartilage grafts to give the tip more definition. In addition, he removed a wedge of skin and fat from the sides of the nose (where the nostrils join the cheek) to reduce the width of the nose.
Improve a nose that’s too large for your face
Some noses are just too large and out of proportion to the face in multiple respects. Very large noses can be reduced to a moderate size—but not to a very small size.
Reduce the length of the nose
If you have an excessively long nose, you probably inherited it as a family trait. This problem can be corrected using an open rhinoplasty. The excessively long tip cartilage is shortened and lifted with sutures into a more pleasing length and appearance.
Correct a nasal bump
A nasal bump can be an inherited trait or develop after an injury. It is caused by overdevelopment of bone and cartilage, if inherited, or by the deposit of scar tissue over this area following trauma. Either way, treatment involves removing the excess bone, cartilage and/ or scar tissue until the profile is smooth.
Secondary rhinoplasty: revise poor nose job results
Patients may be disappointed with their results after an initial rhinoplasty. If it is something that the first surgeon cannot repair, these patients are often referred to Dr. Parker because of his extensive training and experience with rhinoplasties. He will almost always perform an open rhinoplasty because it affords him direct vision to correct abnormalities of the bone and cartilage.