Rhinoplasty before and after, frontal
Rhinoplasty before and after, lateral right
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.
* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.
- Dr. Peter Hilger
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