Rhinoplasty Photos - Case #3028
Patient Case #3028
Primary rhinoplasty of an African American male. Patient desired refinements to his nose while preserving his ethnic features. A primary rhinoplasty was performed which entailed a tip shield graft to refine his tip, alar base reductions to narrow his nostrils, and a radix graft to straighten his hump on the profile view. Note that his hump was not reduced. Rather the radix (where the nose meets the forehead) was raised. This allowed for the simultaneous alignment of his profile and the narrowing of his bridge on the frontal view. This is a key maneuver to create narrowing of the bridge. If the dorsum would have been lowered his bridge would have resulted in being wider. Base view included to demonstrate the narrowing of the tip and the width of the base. The base width narrowing was accomplished in a significant but not overly aggressive manner to preserve a natural appearing result. Note the well-healed alar base reductions scars along the outside of his nostrils. He is seen here on his 3 month post-op results.