Patients put their trust in Dr. Geoffrey Keyes because he is one of the leading facial cosmetic surgeons in the greater Los Angeles area. He uses his expertise to perform safe and effective rhinoplasty (nose job) that brings out the best in the patient's facial features. All sorts of revisions can be made to the nose, and we'd like to focus right now on surgery to make the bridge thinner and narrower.
Issues with Broad or Flat Nasal Bridges
Sometimes when a person's nose is flat or broad, it can have a negative effect on overall facial aesthetics. Since the nose is such a prominent facial feature, it has a tendency to alter the symmetry and appearance of the face. Even a subtle adjustment of a nose that appears broad or flat can result in changes to your overall facial appearance.
Is narrowing of the bridge possible?
Yes, it is.
The narrowing procedure can be done by careful bone reshaping. Modern surgical techniques have allowed facial plastic surgeons to revise the narrowness and thinness of the bridge of the nose without affecting the appearance of the bridge in profile. In other words, if a patient so wishes, his or her nose will look exactly the same when viewed from the side yet appear narrower when viewed from the front.
Ideal Candidates for Rhinoplasty to Address Bridge Shape/Contour
The best candidates for rhinoplasty are people who would like to alter the appearance of their nose. They should be in good health overall and not suffer from serious systemic conditions that would make the surgery risky in any manner. It's also important for patients to have realistic expectations about the surgery and what it entails in that this improves patient satisfaction and demonstrates that patients are willing to follow pre-op and post-op instructions closely.
Patients who seek to have their nose narrowed come from different ethnic backgrounds. In order to ensure the best results, we will always tailor the surgery to their needs to appear subtle rather than trying to force the patient's nose to conform to a single beauty standard.
What to Expect from Your Rhinoplasty Procedure
The rhinoplasty will be performed using general anesthetic in order to prevent undue worry and stress to the patient. An open rhinoplasty will be likely given the amount of revision to the bone and cartilage that will be required, though this sill vary from patient to patient depending on his or her needs.
During this particular kind of rhinoplasty, your surgeon will focus on removing and reshaping the bone and cartilage of the nose so that you look your very best. As alluded to above, we will strive to ensure that the results of your rhinoplasty complement the overall appearance of your face and other facial features.
Other Matters to Consider Regarding Nasal Bridge Reshaping
In addition to narrowing the bridge of the nose, we are also able to remove ridges and bumps from the bridge and even make adjustments to the nostrils and the tip of the nose. All of these matters can be discussed in full detail when you stop by for a consultation.
Learn More About Your Rhinoplasty Options
For more information about how rhinoplasty can enhance your overall appearance, be sure to contact our facial plastic surgery center today. Dr. Keyes and his entire team look forward to your visit and discussing your aesthetic goals.