Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients ask if their bones will need to be broken during rhinoplasty. Osteotomies, or controlled fractures of the nasal bones, are necessary in order to narrow the nose but also in certain cases to straighten a crooked nose with rhinoplasty. When a patient has a dorsal hump or bump on the bridge of their nose, taking this down may lead to something called an open roof and wide nose. In order to "close this roof" and create a more slender and aesthetically pleasing nose, osteotomies are necessary at the end of the rhinoplasty procedure.
Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston Texas
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