Nose reshaping surgery can address physiological problems that can hinder a person’s ability to breathe properly. It can also enhance the shape of an individual’s nose for better proportion with other facial features. Many types of rhinoplasty techniques can be used to meet unique patient requirements.
Correcting a Deviated Septum
The septum can bend on one side creating an S-shape or outwards in a C-shape. The area where the septum bends will determine whether the surgeon needs to reshape the bony upper part of the septum near the top of the nose or the cartilaginous lower region.
Sometimes the septum may even shift from the anterior nasal spine in a condition known as a septal deviation. In such cases, the surgeon will need to address the septum’s shift and align its base with the anterior nasal spine again.
Turbinate rhinoplasty can treat turbinates which may have become inflamed due to allergies or other irritants. Sometimes one turbinate can contract if a deviated septum pushes it to one side. Consequently, the opposite turbinate becomes larger to make up for the constricted turbinate. This can cause further hindrances in breathing.
Similar to oversized turbinates, nasal polyps usually occur due to allergies and irritants. Nasal polyps are harmless growths that form within the passageways of the nose and appear as soft, jelly-like bulbs. The surgeon will use a snare instrument to reach within the nose and remove them cautiously.
Types of Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
Correcting the Radix
The upper bony part of the nose is known as the radix. The radix and cartilage that lies beneath it may be significant which causes a bump. A shallow radix can lead to depression and a bump. The surgeon can decrease the radix cautiously slicing off small portions. In this procedure, the surgeon may add volume to a depressed region via the patient’s own cartilage sourced from another area of their body.
Straightening a Crooked Nose
In case the patient has a slightly crooked nose, the surgeon can straighten its appearance by removing some cartilage or bone. They could also physically move tissue to address this condition. Similar to the use of a splint in the case of a broken nose, the surgeon may place a splint to hold the nose in position while it heals after this procedure.
Tip Rotation and Reduction
In case the nose does not have definition or appears too defined, it may not have a proper rotation. Rotation is the upward or downward turn of the nasal tip. The surgeon will carefully assess the base of the nose while adjusting the nasal tip by reshaping the cartilage as the width of the nasal base impacts the tension and rotation.
The surgeon may trim a part of the cartilage at the nasal tip to reduce the projection of the nose. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA.
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