Rhinoplasty is a procedure that induces anxiety in many patients who are interested in improvements. The reasons are many, from fear of the recovery process to most commonly, the concern that the results will look poor. We have all seen poor results, or have friends who have undergone rhinoplasty with marginal results. This inconsistency of results in the past are mostly due to the use of primitive or misguided techniques. There are current techniques, available to everyone, but utilized by a very select few to achieve consistently natural, effective, and very predictable results. These techniques are based on a nasal resizing technique that minimizes grafting and suture techniques, and maximizes resizing and repositioning of the nasal archnitecture, mainly involving the cartilaginous dorsal and caudal septum. This procedure is done at the Surgery Center of Fairfield County, and consultations are performed in an office setting in Westport, Connecticut.
Recent research we presented at the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Annual Fall Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee (October, 2016) demonstrates that most nasal deformities including the common “tension-nose” deformity, dorsal hump, long nose, and deviated nose and septum are due to a mismatch of the cartilaginous septum and the bony midface or maxilla. Thus, the cartilaginous structure of the external nose becomes extruded (too large), or warped (deviated) due to its location in a space that is too small. For this reason, for the past five years, by resizing the septum, we have successfully shortened the nose, improved the nasal-lip interaction, removed the tension nose deformity, reduced the dorsal hump and straightened deviated noses and septums all via a septal shortening and deprojection procedure that permits re-position and proper fit for this key structure. The procedure results in a reduced recoverry time, more consistent and natural results, and a much more harmonious aesthetic than the graft-heavy open rhinoplasty approaches. If you feel that your nose is too large for your face, is warped, or intrudes on your upper lip, is too narrow, or bent, you may be a candidate for this procedure.