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Cosmetic Rhinoplasty – Nose Width Reduction

When viewing the nose from beneath, the nasal tip and nostrils form a triangle called the pyriform aperture. A nose surgeon will adjust the pyriform aperture to reduce the width of the nasal tip. They can reduce the width of the nose by making the angles of this triangle steeper at the point where the…
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Cosmetic Rhinoplasty – Nasolabial Angle Nose Adjustment

It is apparent that the nasolabial angle consists of two lines when viewing the facial profile. The first line extends from the nasal tip to the area above the upper lip. The second line runs from the upper lip to the bottom of the nose where the nostrils divide.   The Angle The nasal projection…
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Cosmetic Rhinoplasty – Nose Projection Adjustment

Nose projection is the distance that it projects outward from the point where it connects the upper lip to its tip. If the tip is too protuberant, it can have a significant impact on the overall appearance of the nose. But if the nose under-projects, it will appear too shallow and excessively small relative to…
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Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Procedures – Tip Rotation And Reduction

In case the nasal tip lacks definition or is too defined, it may not have a proper rotation. The upward or downward tilt of the nasal tip is called rotation. The surgeon will reshape the cartilage to develop a more desirable nose tip. During this procedure, they will pay close attention to the nasal base…
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Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Procedures – Straightening a Crooked Nose

A rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery is a suitable procedure for people who have a slightly crooked nose or a nose that has shifted to one side. A nose surgeon can straighten the nose by eliminating some bone or cartilage or moving the tissue manually. The rhinoplasty surgeon may place a splint (similar to placing a splint…
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Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Procedures – Correcting The Radix

Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery may be required to reduce a dorsal hump or bump in some patients. Variations of this condition can cause the illusion of a substantial bump, called pseudo-hump or low radix. The radix refers to the upper bony portion of the nose. The nose may appear to have a bump due to a…
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Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Procedures

Depending on the unique anatomical and aesthetic needs of the patient, a rhinoplasty surgeon can determine the right nose reshaping cosmetic surgery technique for them. During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will evaluate the patient as a candidate for a specific type of rhinoplasty procedure. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides rhinoplasty…
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Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery – Nasal Fractures

Nose fractures account for almost 40 percent of bone injuries in cases of facial trauma. The treatment commences with primary care involving an assessment of the extent of the injury, understanding the reasons for the injury, and reviewing the nose and face condition before the damage. A rhinoplasty surgeon is in the best position to…
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Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery – Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps can develop in various sizes and colors. They typically range from brownish-yellow to pink in color. Nasal polyps look like teardrops initially and gradually become larger to look like grapes on a stem. They can occur in one or both nostrils simultaneously and grow alone or in clusters. Polyp clusters or substantial polyps…
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Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery – Enlarged Turbinates

Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery is an effective treatment for enlarged turbinates. Turbinates are thin, narrow bones that project outwards from the sides of the septum inside the nasal cavity. Turbinates end in small, curled knobs. There are three types of turbinates. Superior turbinates are the bones found in the upper portion of the nose located between…
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Eric Yavrouian, MD | Facial Plastic Surgery