Commonly referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the nose, either to restore function or enhance appearance. In the surgery, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist), a maxillofacial surgeon (jaw, face, and neck specialist), or a plastic surgeon, creates a functional, aesthetic, and facially proportionate nose by altering and manipulating the cartilage.
This patient had three prior sinus and septal surgeries elsewhere that resulted in a collapsed saddle nose. She was also bothered by her bifid (double) tip and hanging columella (inferior edge of midline septum) showing too much nasal mucosa. Cartilage was taken from her ear to create grafts on top of her nose to correct the saddle deformity. The fullness of the cartilage of her nasal tip was also trimmed and narrowed to get rid of the double and creased tip and the columella was raised to decrease nostril show. Normally cartilage from her nasal septum would have been used to recreate the dorsum of the nose, but there was none left due to the prior surgeries, so ear cartilage was used. Her sinus surgery was also revised, as there was some scarring partially blocking her sinuses again. Her sinuses are now doing great, and she is delighted with the appearance of her nose.
This patient had her nose broken by her child’s head 14 years previously. This resulted in a crooked nose off to the left with an irregular hump, and a dramatically crooked septum to the right blocking her airway. The nose was also overprojected (too far out from the face), hung down too low, the tip was bulbous, and she had irregular bone on both sides of the nose from the fracture. During her procedure the hump was removed, the bones were broken and straightened and the tip was set back to decrease the projection of the nose. The tip was then narrowed, the columella raised and the septum straightened. A piece of cartilage was then placed between the right sidewall of the nose and the dorsum of the nose giving better symmetry and increasing airflow, cartilage grafts were placed over the left bony depressions, and the tip support was strengthened. She is now breathing great and is very pleased with the appearance of here nose.
This patient broke her nose as a teenager and had a surgery elsewhere in an attempt to correct it, but her breathing got worse and a saddle deformity appeared on the top of the nose. A second surgery was performed soon after by the same surgeon but it did not improve her breathing or her appearance. More recently her young child threw his head back and broke her nose again. During her procedure her septum was straightened to improve airflow. An irregular piece of bone was discovered, which had been used in an attempt to correct the bump and dip on her dorsum. This bone graft was removed, and a graft from her septal cartilage was made and placed in the dip of the nose. Nasal bone irregularities were then removed, the bones were broken and straightened, and the base of the nose was raised. She now breathes great and has a natural and undamaged appearing nose.
This patient had rhinophyma, an overgrowth of sebaceous glands often seen in long standing acne rosacea. The excess weight of tissue in rhinophyma causes collapse of the nostrils and decreased airway. He also had a crooked septum which made it hard to breathe through his nose. During his procedure the excess tissue from the tip, top and sidewalls of his nose was removed and these areas were allowed to naturally heal back over. The septum was then straightened. He can now breathe great and has a much more normal appearing nose.
This patient is a kick boxer who has had his nose broken many times. During his procedure the hump on his nose was removed, the nose was broken and the bones straightened. The uneven nostrils were then straightened, along with the septum. He now breathes great, the nose looks natural, and he will try very hard not to break it again!
Rhinoplasty in Utah
There are many reasons our patients choose rhinoplasty (or nose jobs if we use the casual term).
The Ear, Nose and Throat Center is committed to helping you look and feel your best. Our patients rely on our staff of ENT doctors because they know they will receive exceptional care and attention—whether we repair a deviated septum, reset a broken nose or conduct a comprehensive rhinoplasty.
Contact us at 801-328-2522 to learn more about rhinoplasty in Utah.