Patient has a long-appearing nose with a broad base. On the profile view, it is apparent that she has hump or bump on the nose, but a portion of this appearance is due to a depression at the root of the nose or the nasofrontal angle. Significant improvement in her Rhinoplasty was achieved with reduction of the dorsal hump, but a radix graft or a soft cartilage graft has been placed at the root of the nose, giving a flattering transition from the forehead to the nose. We did not aggressively reduce the hump of the nose, as that would leave her with a nose that is too small for her face and would likely lead to airway obstruction. Her post-operative photographs demonstrate that the base of the nose is narrower, and the nose has a natural transition from the tip to the bridge, and the projection of the tip has been subtly reduced giving it an overall natural appearance. It is important not to overly reduce the nose or it will not be in balance with the rest of the face, as this patient has a relatively strong chin.
Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos
This patient has sustained previous nasal trauma with a saddle nose deformity which creates an indentation above the tip of the nose with inadequate projection and a reduction in his nasal airway. The Rhinoplasty provided a straight bridge to the nose, and an appropriate airway.
This patient had improvement in her airway after a Rhinoplasty, and reduction of the tip projection has provided a more feminine appearance.
Patient is a middle-aged woman who has had previous Rhinoplasty surgery and has profound nasal obstruction. The nose is deviated to the left, the nostrils are asymmetric and twisted. The tip has severely inadequate tip projection that gives the appearance of a dorsal hump. For her a more acceptable result was to increase the tip of the nose. There was no hump to reduce, but the nose was straightened and the nostrils are now far more symmetric. This was a very complex procedure performed on a patient who had had previous nasal surgery and had extensive scarring. She had markedly improved nasal breathing after surgery.
This patient had profound nasal obstruction secondary to collapse of the sidewall of the nose. On frontal view, it is apparent that the twisted nose has been straightened post-operatively with significant improvement in his airway. His profile shows that the nose has maintained a masculine appearance and balances well with his very strong chin.
Patient is gentleman who was unhappy with his nose which looked excessively long and had a prominent hump. His columella (strip of skin between the nostrils) was drooping, making the nostrils appear large. The tip of the nose was droopy or plunging which was increased with smiling. Post-operative photographs depict his nose to be shorter and it harmonizes better with his other facial features. The dorsal hump was eliminated yet a masculine profile has been preserved. The tip is no longer dependent or drooping, and is more symmetric. His nostrils have been significantly reduced in size.
Patient is a young woman who was unhappy with the bump or dorsal hump on the nose and the significant deviation of her nose to the left, associated with nasal obstruction. The post-operative photographs shows the nose is now midline, the base of the nose is narrowed, the hump/bump on the bridge of the nose has been reduced, and the overall prominence of the nose has been softened. The natural contours of the nose with soft transitions from light to shadow have been enhanced without any unnatural sharp prominences or angulation. She has improved breathing through her nose, while at the same time has gained significant benefit aesthetically.
* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.