How Bridge Rhinoplasty Can Enhance the Appearance of Your Face

By dustinheringer on September 30, 2016

A woman smiling at the cameraPatients come to Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery in order to look their best, which means tailoring surgery to their needs. When it comes to rhinoplasty (nose job surgery), there are many different options to consider. By far, the most common issues with regard to rhinoplasty involve the overall size and shape of the bridge of the nose.

We get many questions about bridge rhinoplasty here at our Scottsdale practice. We'd like to cover some of the basics about these procedures and consider different ways that the bridge of the nose can be altered.

Even Minor Adjustments Can Make All the Difference

When it comes to making adjustments to the appearance of the nose, even a minor surgery can make a major difference. By altering the shape, prominence, or width of the bridge of the nose, the overall look of the face can be enhanced in a significant way. This is common in general cosmetic procedures, ethnic rhinoplasty, and even reconstructive or corrective surgery following an injury.

There are different surgeries that can be performed on the bridge. Let's take a moment to consider these right now.

Straightening the Bridge of the Nose

If a patient's nose is crooked, whether by genes or by injury, there are plenty of options for improving the overall shape of the bridge. Surgeons can alter the overall contour of the bridge of the nose so that it is straight. This can improve facial symmetry and general facial appearance.

Removal of a Nasal Bridge Bump

Many people have an unwanted bump or hump on the bridge of their nose. Undergoing rhinoplasty to remove this bump is quite common. In fact, it's one of the leading reasons why people undergo the procedure. This type of bridge rhinoplasty can help make the nose seem a bit more convex or concave when viewed in profile, which can have a dramatic impact on the overall look of your face.

Dorsal Augmentation: Building up the Bridge

Sometimes patients have issues with a nose that is too narrow, which leads to serious issues with overall facial aesthetics and potentially even self-esteem. To improve these matters, the bridge may be augmented. This may involve the use of donor cartilage or bone from another part of a patient's body, or it may involve the use of synthetic materials. Whatever the case may be, this can significantly enhance the appearance of the nose.

Osteotomies: Narrowing the Bridge

When a person's nose is very broad, it can alter the general sense of dimension of his or her face. The bridge of the nose can be narrowed by removing some of the structure currently in place. Surgeons must work carefully to ensure that just enough of this hard tissue is removed to achieve optimal results.

Tailoring Treatment to Meet Your Needs

During the consultation process, we will take time to assess your situation and determine how to best address your needs. We can consider the pros and cons of each rhinoplasty approach and offer our honest opinions about what may work best for you. We want to be a resource as well as a partner in your aesthetic goals.

Learn More About Facial Plastic Surgery

To learn more about rhinoplasty and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The team here at Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery will help you look your absolute best.

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