Options in Nasal Shaping
Situated in the center of the face and projecting away from a somewhat flat plane, the nose draws a lot of attention. Perhaps it is for these reasons that rhinoplasty is one of the most requested facial plastic surgeries available. Patients of all ages and either gender visit Dr. Rubinstein for rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty procedures. Practicing in the Newburgh, New York area in the Mid-Hudson Valley, Dr. Rubinstein can utilize a number of different techniques to reshape the nose, and he may perform the surgery as an open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty depending on the patient’s needs. Some of the surgical techniques and options in rhinoplasty that may be performed as part of a nose job surgery are detailed below.
Dorsal Hump Reduction
Many rhinoplasty patients request a reduction of the hump located in the middle of the nose. Though this raised portion of the feature is more noticed from a side profile view, a high dorsal hump can also impact the frontal view. This bump can make the eyes appear closer together and smaller than they actually are and also minimizes the size and shape of other attractive facial features. Typically, this portion of the nose is shaved down with a surgical rasp to raise the height of the nasal bridge.
The nasal bones may be broken with a technique called osteotomy and moved inward to decrease the width of the nose and support a dorsal hump reduction. The bones are brought together, ensuring that an open roof deformity is not caused while the nose is altered. This can cause a depression in the top of the nose.
The cartilage located in the tip of the nose can be remodeled to alter the look of the nose. Material can be added, removed, or simply repositioned. Depending on the patient’s surgical goals and whether they are visiting Dr. Rubinstein for a rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty, the most appropriate and available options may vary.
The nostrils can play an important role in the overall shape and appearance of the nose. As the widest part of the nose, all other areas of the nose are relative in width. By creating a more appealing nasal base, the lips can also become a more prominent feature. More often than not, the nostrils are brought closer together in a less-rounded and more oval shape.
An expert in facial plastic surgery, Ran Y. Rubinstein, M.D. has nearly a decade-and-a-half of experience in his practice. Dr. Rubinstein is also an assistant clinical professor at the prestigious Columbia University, where budding doctors can learn to practice from one of the most highly regarded surgeons in the Mid-Hudson Valley, New York area. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Rubinstein by contacting his office for an appointment. The number is (845) 863-1772.