The bone and cartilage of the nose are sculpted to affect the desired change in appearance. This can improve a large "hump", a full nasal tip, a droopy nasal tip, or other displeasing feature. The skin then contours to the new shape of the underlying bone and cartilage. This is accomplished by repositioning the bones in your nose, or building up
certain areas using either nasal cartilage or bones and cartilage from another
body site or other materials. The skin and soft tissue are then reshaped over
the reshaped framework.
- Typical Desired Outcome:
A balance between the nose and other facial features.
Typical Recovery Timeframe:
- The nose appears too large for the face.
- Patients with bumps or depressions on the nasal bridge.
- The nose appears too wide.
- The nasal tip drops.
- The nasal tip is thickened.
- The nostrils are excessively flared.
- The nose is off-centered or crooked.
- An asymmetrical nose caused by previous injury.
- Obstructed airway that impairs breathing.
- Bandages/splint may be removed about 7 days after surgery.
- Sutures will be removed one week after surgery.
- Patient will return to light activity in one week.
To determine the best solution to meet your needs and discuss the operative
risks involved, please call our office to schedule a convenient and confidential
consultation with Dr. Oslin.
Additional information may be found at American Society of Plastic Surgeons: