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Rhinoplasty Issues and Treatments

What Can Nose Reshaping Surgery Correct?

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.

Before & After Surgery to Straighten the Nose*

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This patient sustained prior nasal trauma, resulting in a crooked nose. Dr. Parker straightened the nose by addressing her septum and nasal bones during an open rhinoplasty.

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.

Before & After Surgery to Reduce Nasal Tip Projection*

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For the patient shown here, Dr. Parker moved back the cartilage to reduce the size & projection of the nasal tip, using an open rhinoplasty technique.

Tip Size

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.

Before & After Surgery to Refine Bulbous Tip*

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New Jersey Rhinoplasty

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For the patient shown here, Dr. Parker removed excess cartilage from the tip, reshaping the area using an open rhinoplasty technique.

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.

Before & After Surgery to Correct Nasal Tip Asymmetry*

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New Jersey Rhinoplasty

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Dr. Parker performed an open rhinoplasty in the patient shown here to reshape her tip cartilage into a symmetrical appearance.

Excessive Width

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*

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New Jersey Rhinoplasty

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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.

Too Large a Nose

Some noses are just too large in all dimensions and are out of proportion to the face. Very large noses can be reduced to a moderate size—but not to a very small size.

Before & After Surgery to Correct a Nose that is Too Large*

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In the patient shown here, Dr. Parker performed an open rhinoplasty. He removed the excess nasal tip cartilage and used sutures to create a smaller and more defined nasal tip.

Too Long a 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.

Before & After Surgery to Correct a Nose that is Too Long*

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New Jersey Rhinoplasty

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For this patient, Dr. Parker performed an open rhinoplasty technique to create a more attractive, shorter nose.

Bumps

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.

Before & After Surgery to Straighten a Bump*

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The patient shown here demonstrates correction of a dorsal bump using a closed approach.

Secondary Rhinoplasty

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.

Before & After Secondary Rhinoplasty*

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In the patient shown here, Dr. Parker performed an open rhinoplasty to shape the bone and cartilage into a more desirable contour, in each instance.