Cosmetic Nose (Rhinoplasty)
This 16 year-old female was born with a very prominent nose. She felt that her nose was excessively large and misshapen compared to her face. Her before photos show a very large dorsal hump, a significant nasal deviation and a downturned tip. A cosmetic rhinoplasty was performed. This included reshaping the nasal bones (i.e. osteotomies) to create a more refined profile and straighten the nose. In addition, the nasal cartilage was reconfigured to support the nasal tip. These procedures were designed to achieve facial balance so that her nose now matches the contours of her face. Her postoperative photo is shown at 1 year.