Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Do bones have to be broken during rhinoplasty?

A commonly asked question by my Houston rhinoplasty patients is if the bones will have to be broken during rhinoplasty. The answer here is that it depends. The most common cosmetic rhinoplasty complaint is the nasal hump. When a nasal hump is taken down during rhinoplasty, this leaves what is called an open roof deformity. This is the equivalent of taking the peak of a house roof off. Controlled fractures of the nasal bones called osteotomies are then required to close this open roof. If the nasal bones are particularly wide, then more involved controlled osteotomies may be required to narrow the nose.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.