Top 5 common nasal deformities and how you can fix them
Every year, thousands of people choose to undergo rhinoplasty procedures for a variety of cosmetic and functional purposes, among them relieving nasal breathing problems, correcting birth deformities or those from injury, and addressing signs of aging. Dr. Mulholland is a world-renowned surgeon and offers patients his 20+ years of experience in addition to dual certification in both Plastic Surgery and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Advance Head and Neck Oncology. Bonus: you’ll be able to “try before you buy” thanks to the advanced 3D computer simulation system at SpaMedica in Toronto, VECTRA 3D.
Here are the top 5 most common nasal deformities and how you can fix them, thanks to the latest advancements in medical aesthetics!
- Crooked nose
A crooked nose usually results from the overgrowth of cartilage and bones that pull the nose to one side. Patients wishing to reshape their nose can be treated with an injectable rhinoplasty, aka the five-minute-nose-job. During the procedure, a soft tissue filler is injected along the bridge of the nose to create the appearance of a straighter, more centered nose and better nasofacial balance. Alternatively, a cosmetic rhinoplasty can be performed to correct and realign the structures causing deviation and provide a straighter appearance.
- Nose bridge bump
An overgrowth of nasal cartilage and bone can lead to a nose bridge bump. The five-minute-nose-job is considered an effective treatment: soft tissue fillers are injected to smooth the bridge contour and lessen of the visual appearance of the bump. This technique has allowed many patients to improve their nasofacial balance without resorting to more invasive surgery. A surgical rhinoplasty can also be undergone, however, to reduce the bridge bump as well as the nasal width, length, and other aesthetic proportions as desired!
- Nose bridge scoop
People who have a nose bridge scoop, aka a saddle nose, suffer from a relatively common nasofacial disproportion: a weak or “scooped out” appearance of the nasal bridge. One of the most common procedures is, you guessed it—the magical five-minute-nose-job. Long-acting soft tissue gel is injected into the bridge to provide strength and structure while improving nasofacial balance. The gel is safe and reversible. For many, a functional nose bridge upon which glasses can be supported is a revelation! Alternatively, a cosmetic rhinoplasty can also be performed, in which cartilage and bone can be harvested from the hip, rib or skull and transferred to the nose bridge (of course, struts made with artificial materials can also be inserted).
- Bulbous nose
Patients with a bulbous nose have an excessively round nasal tip. During a five-minute-nose-job, Dr. Mulholland injects a safe, long-lasting injectable filler like Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Teosyal, or Voluma into the tip and bridge of the nose to create a more refined, feminine appearance. Alternatively, many patients may opt for a surgical cosmetic rhinoplasty. During a bulbous nose tip surgery, Dr. Mulholland surgically refines and sculpts the cartilage that forms the shape of the tip of your nose to create a more prominent, refined, and attractive overall look.
- Breathing difficulties
A nasal breathing obstruction—usually the blockage of airflow on inhalation—is often caused by misshapen, traumatized internal structures of the nose, such as a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, or internal valve collapse. A nasal breathing obstruction can be treated with the five-minute-nose-job, wherein a soft tissue filler is injected to improve nasal support during inhalation and minimize obstructive airflow symptoms without surgery! Breathing obstructions can also be treated with a septoplasty—a surgery performed on the internal partition of the nose to straighten it. Since a rhinoplasty often includes a functional airflow improvement, it is often performed in conjunction with a septoplasty in order to achieve best results.
To learn more about the best procedures for treating all your cosmetic and functional nasal concerns, schedule a consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto today.