Hooks, Humps, Bends, Bulbs: 4 Issues Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Corrects Beautifully

When performed by a skilled, experienced, and board-certified facial plastic surgeon, the results of a rhinoplasty can be life-changing. By improving the appearance of the nose, Dr. Wallin, in turn, makes your overall facial balance more symmetrical and attractive — highlighting your eyes and smile. Modern techniques have become incredibly advanced and provide natural-looking results. Those who see you post-rhinoplasty will know you look better, but usually won’t know why.

This procedure can alleviate anxiety over the size and shape of your nose and address several cosmetic and medical issues. Results will make you look your best, without leaving you looking like a completely different person.

Dr. Wallin is an adept board-certified facial plastic surgeon who prides himself on providing superb results thanks to his extensive previous experience as an Assistant Professor at Wake Forest where he taught residents daily the art and techniques of rhinoplasty performing well over a hundred rhinoplasties a year. Below you’ll find some of the most common cosmetic concerns rhinoplasty can address beautifully.

If you have any further questions, feel free to give our St. George, UT, office a call at (435) 627-8150 today.

1. Humps

Many of our rhinoplasty patients come to us concerned about the appearance of a nasal hump. This condition naturally occurs in countless people because of their genetics. If you are struggling with a hump, it is usually due to some combination of off-balance proportions of the nasal bone or cartilage. Some humps are solely bony, and others are purely cartilaginous — most tend to be somewhere in the middle.

To correct any humps, Dr. Wallin will carefully reduce the height of the cartilage or bone to your desired appearance. Depending on the procedure, Dr. Wallin can use several varying techniques and tools. After reshaping your nose, Dr. Wallin will carefully re-drape your skin over your new nose contour.

2. Bulbous Tips or Unsightly Nostrils

The end of the nose can be another problem area for many people. Dr. Wallin can refine an overly bulbous or unattractive tip by redefining and shaping the cartilage that makes up this part of your nose. The top priority here is to maintain a natural look and aesthetically pleasing symmetry.

Advances in surgical techniques allow Dr. Wallin to do this work under the skin. After your procedure, any excess skin that once covered your bulkier tip contracts to accommodate your new nose. As for patients concerned with the appearance of their nostrils, addressing the tip often automatically helps improve the size and shape of your nostrils.

In some cases, however, you may require additional removal of a portion of the nostril floor or wings to achieve ideal outcomes. In these cases, Dr. Wallin will do his best to conceal any incisions in the natural folds of your nose, but occasionally these scars are slightly visible.

3. Too Wide or Too Far Forward

For patients who feel their nose is too broad, Dr. Wallin will use a technique to make controlled incisions in the nasal bones. In under 90 seconds, he aligns your nasal bones to reduce overall wideness. This procedure only ever results in some minimal discomfort after surgery.

As for noses deemed too far forward, Dr. Wallin employs a combination of techniques to uniquely craft your ideal nose positioning, profile, and symmetry. These methods can entail shaving down your septum, correcting the nasal spine, or shortening the columella (tissue between the nostrils).

4. Crooked, Hooked, or Broken Nose

Another of rhinoplasty patients’ most common issues is repairing a broken nose, often caused by a fall, car crash, or another trauma. These nasal fractures can heal improperly, leading to a misaligned nose, which can cause issues with both functionality and appearance. To correct this, Dr. Wallin repositions and aligns your nasal bones to restore and enhance the nose’s function and symmetry.

Schedule a Consultation

Rhinoplasty is an incredibly delicate and precise procedure. To achieve the best, natural-looking, attractive results, it’s vital to work with a board-certified surgeon who specializes in this procedure and facial reconstruction. Dr. Jordan Wallin has spent years training and on facultyin the department consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s best hospitals.

Here at Desert Bloom Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the highest level of safety and care. Above all else, our goal is to make you feel comfortable and confident to become the best self you can be.

The best way to learn what rhinoplasty can do for you is to schedule a no-obligation consultation. Dr. Wallin will listen to your concerns and provide his expert advice to build a personalized treatment plan.  If you think a rhinoplasty might be right for you, please give our St. George, UT, office a call at (435) 627-8150, or contact us online today.