This is the most common type of Rhinoplasty. Made of bone and cartilage, the "hump" is whittled down by the plastic surgeon in order to make the nasal bridge straight and smooth. The decision of how far down to carve the hump depends on the patient's other features, sex, and their preferences. Some patients prefer a more straight nasal bridge while others would like a softer look or a more "ski-sloped" nasal bridge.
Rhinoplasty to Decrease the Nasal Tip
Decreasing a wide nasal tip is one of the most common changes made through Rhinoplasty. To achieve this, the plastic surgeon modifies the tip cartilages. The width or the length of the cartilage will be removed, depending upon the patient's features. At time the nasal tip support is re-enforced with a cartilage "strut graft."
Rhinoplasty to Narrow Nasal Bones
The upper portion of your nose that is closer to your eyes is made of bone. Sometimes, the nose appears too wide. Many patients undergo Rhinoplasty to narrow that portion of the nose by fracturing the nasal bone at its base and moving them closer to each other. This is the part of the Rhinoplasty that generally people call "breaking the nose."
Rhinoplasty to lengthen a short nose
The nose can be lengthened with the use of cartilage grafts that help restore the height and length of the nose. This procedure is mostly performed as an open approach.
A long nose otherwise referred to as a "Pinocchio nose" appears long due to the over-projection of the nasal tip. This projection can be lessened and made more natural looking by mostly refining the tip structures of the nose, generally through an Open Rhinoplasty.
Dr. Younai is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with experience in all aspects of Facial Cosmetic Surgery including that of the Nose, Sinuses, Eyes, Ears, Chin, Cheek, etc. He is skilled and experienced in all techniques of Open and Closed Rhinoplasty and Sinus Surgery, and strives to create the nose that is natural looking and harmonious with the rest of your face. During your consultation he will discuss all details including: if you are a good candidate, surgical options and techniques, potential risks and complications of surgery, pre- and post-operative instructions, recovery course, as well as what to expect after surgery. At that time Dr. Younai will also show you before-and-after pictures of other patients with Rhinoplasty and Facial Cosmetic Surgery, who might be similar to you.
Dr. Younai performs Cosmetic and Restorative Nasal Surgery at the California Center for Plastic Surgery. He receives patients from the Northern as well as the Southern California region. Some of these cities include Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Pasadena, Glendale, Valencia, Palmdale, Fresno, and Oxnard.