Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rhinoplasty for a Wide Nose

A common complaint from patients is that they feel their nose may be too wide. Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, can narrow the nose in numerous areas. Nose surgery can narrow the nose in the nasal bone region with osteotomies or controlled fractures of the nasal bones. Rhinoplasty can also narrow a broad or bulbous nasal tip. This can be done with stitches, careful carving of cartilage, or grafting techniques. Lastly the nostrils can be brought in and the base of the nose can be narrowed with an alar base reduction. Typically, a small triangle of skin is removed from the nasal sill and advanced in to decrease nostrils size and narrow the width of the base.

Dr. Funk is a rhinoplasty expert in Houston, TX.