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Nose Bridge Scoop
what is it? what causes it? and how can i treat it?
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What is a nose bridge scoop and what causes it?

People who have a nose bridge scoop suffer from a relatively common nasal and nasal-facial aesthetic disproportion, specifically a weak or “scooped out” appearance to the bridge of the nose. The causes for a scooped or weak nasal bridge can be developmental and hereditary with undergrowth of the bone and cartilage that support the nasal bridge, or traumatic following an injury to the bridge of the nose during development, or from over resection of the bridge structures, both bone and cartilage during a previous nose job or rhinoplasty surgery.

Can I treat my scooped out nose bridge? And if so, how is it treated?

At SpaMedica, patients who are looking to correct a nose bridge scoop can be treated with a variety of techniques and proceduresat by Toronto cosmetic plastic surgeon and owner of SpaMedica, Dr. Stephen Mulholland. One of the most commonly performed procedures for a scooped bridge or weakness of the bridge is a technique pioneered, developed an popularized by Dr. Stephen Mulholland over the past seven years called an injection rhinoplasty or five minute nose job. During this procedure Dr. Stephen Mulholland uses injectable, safe, long acting gels, injected into the bridge of the nose to provide bridge strength and structure and improve nasal-facial proportion and aesthetics. The injectable rhinoplasty procedure is performed under local anesthesia. The soft tissue gel is safe, can be reversible and improves the strength of the bridge to provide improved aesthetics and also functionality in maintaining a bridge upon which glasses and sunglasses can be supported. Insufficient bridge strength is common among Asian, Hispanic and some Mediterranean patients. An injection rhinoplasty can last up to 2 years before having to be repeated. It is possible, depending upon the soft tissue dermal filler used, to undergo an injection rhinoplasty procedure and then, eventually, convert to a real surgical nose job.

Patients with a nose bridge scoop can have the weakness of the bridge improved with a cosmetic rhinoplasty or nose job surgery, in which tissues such as cartilage and bone can be recruited from the hip, the rib or the outer table of the skull and surgically transferred to the bridge of the nose to provide long lasting bridge support and projection. Alternatively, during a cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure, artificial materials such as Silastic or porous hydroxy appetite struts can be inserted under the skin of the bridge of the nose to provide strength, support and improved nasal-facial aesthetics. Dr. Stephen Mulholland uses a highly specialized computer software program during patient consultations to demonstrate to the patient how the surgery is performed and what kind of nasal appearance and nasal-facial proportion may be achieved by augmenting the bridge of the nose with various techniques.

The cosmetic rhinoplasty surgical procedure for a scooped nasal bridge is performed under a local anesthesia or IV sedation as an outpatient and patients generally wear a cast on the bridge of the nose for one week, after which they can usually return to work.

SpaMedica Toronto Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre and Toronto cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Mulholland, have been performing nose bridge scoop corrective rhinoplasty in Toronto since 1997. Dr. Mulholland is one of the most skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeons in Canada and his SpaMedica Toronto Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre is one of the most trusted and reputable cosmetic treatment facilities in the country.

If I have my nose bridge scoop treated will it come back?

Injection rhinoplasty or five minute nose jobs performed to correct a nose bridge scoop should have aesthetically pleasing bridge augmented results for up to two years. As the soft tissue gel dissipates on the bridge of the nose, subsequent injections can be performed. Cosmetic surgical rhinoplasty procedures performed to augment bridge scoops or insufficiently strong bridges can often last many years to a lifetime, depending on the substance and structure that is used to create the nasal bridge.

How do I schedule a consultation for a nose bridge scoop?

If you are interested in seeking a consultation with SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland and his team of experts, simply fill out our online consultation request form or call SpaMedica now at 877-695-2835 to schedule a consultation.

SpaMedica Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre recommends the following procedures to patients looking to correct a nose bridge scoop:

Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Skin Care Spa:
66 Avenue Road Suite 4
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8
Tel: 1-877-211-7505