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5 Common Nose Shape Concerns That Rhinoplasty Can Resolve

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There are a number of reasons to consider a rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a “nose job.” Perhaps you don’t like the shape of your nose, you have difficulty breathing, or you are unhappy with its proportion or appearance. During a rhinoplasty surgery, the nose is shaped to correct a variety of different imperfections or ailments to help you look and feel better. If you are considering a rhinoplasty, you may be curious about the key nose problems that can often be remedied by this procedure.

Rhinoplasty in Houston

Dr. Christopher K Livingston is a board certified and recertified plastic surgeon with twenty years experience in performing rhinoplasty surgery.  Livingston Plastic Surgery is located in the Texas Medical Center and Dr. Livingston is highly regarded amongst his patients and peers.  With the calm, non-pressuring approach and environment, you can finally breathe easy with the nose of your dreams.

Here are the five most common nose shape concerns that Dr. Livingston can resolve with a Rhinoplasty.

1. Bulbous tip

Many patients complain that the tip of their nose is wide and bulbous.  Rhinoplasty can reshape the lower third cartilage of the nose to improve this area making it a more defined and triangular tip.

2. The Nose Is Crooked

A crooked nose can be congenital (hereditary) but more common is following an injury. The crooked nose is usually a combination of cartilage and bone that are not correctly shaped and rhinoplasty can correct this problem with surgical techniques that straighten each individually. . To fix a crooked nose, the nasal bones must typically be reset through osteotomies and cartilage requires conservative removal and sutures.  The results will leave your nose centered and straight.

3. The Nose is considered too big or too long

If the nose is too big or long, it can become the focus of unwanted attention and even bullying.  This type of correction is a complex rhinoplasty that involves the reduction of the nasal tip along with the creation of a shorter, smaller nose. This surgery can help you gain a more balanced facial profile and a front-view that compliments your entire face.

4. Pointy Nose

A pointy nose is the results of excess cartilage at the tip of the nose. A reduction of this cartilage through nose reshaping surgery is usually effective. During the rhinoplasty, the tip of the nose cartilage will be reduced in size and rounded off, resulting in a softer looking tip appearance. This, in turn, will help to soften the entire nose appearance and the overall facial balance.

5. The Nose Has A Prominent Hump or Nose-Bridge Bump

Nasal humps can vary greatly in size and distract from the rest of the face by drawing attention away from the eyes. When consulting with Dr. Livingston, it is important to communicate how much reduction you want in the hump. Some patients may prefer to eliminate the hump entirely and others may choose to keep some bridge fullness in order to maintain ethnic or family features.

To learn more about rhinoplasty in Houston with Dr. Livingston, please contact Livingston Plastic Surgery for a deeply informative consultation and collaboration.