Many patients seek rhinoplasty at our Utah practice because of dissatisfaction with the shape and size of their noses. Often this dissatisfaction arises from a combination of factors, which can include over-projection, under-projection, a wide or crooked nasal bridge, a nasolabial angle that is too small or large, or a hump in the nose. By altering undesired features of the nose, a remarkable enhancement of patients facial appearance can be achieved. Dr. Constantine's goal during rhinoplasty is to rebalance and shape the nose so that it is more proportional with surrounding facial structures, as well as to realign and refine the profile for further improvement of facial aesthetics.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty is mostly performed through small incisions on the inside of the nose. However, when greater exposure and control is needed, open rhinoplasty is performed. The open rhinoplasty procedure requires a small incision, which connects to the incisions on the inside of the nose. Through this approach, the cartilage of the nasal tip can be precisely narrowed and resculpted to achieve the patients cosmetic goals. Reduction of the bony width of the bridge of the nose can be accomplished through a small intra-nasal incision. Through shaping of the bone, the width can be reduced to match the nasal tip. If the patient is experiencing airway obstruction and requires nasal septum or turbinates surgery to improve breathing, these adjustments can be performed during cosmetic rhinoplasty.
A nonsurgical rhinoplasty, or liquid rhinoplasty, utilizes injectable hyaluronic fillers to give the appearance of having a "nose job." Dissolvable and reversible, a few tiny injections of these fillers can equal big improvements in the appearance of one's nose.
One of the most common issues treated with the nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a pronounced bump along the nasal bridge. Meticulously placed filler injections can plump up the area around the bump, giving the illusion of a straight nose. Other improvements achieved with fillers include smoothing small indentations, creating a straighter looking nasal bridge, and lifting a drooping nose tip.
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