Rhinoplasty Before and After Pictures Patient 23876
Rhinoplasty before and after, Front
Rhinoplasty before and after, Oblique Left
Rhinoplasty before and after, Lateral Right
This is a very complex rhinoplasty. Not only did this patient have a large nose relative to her face with a significant hump, but her nasal tip also over projected and had what are called hyper rotated lateral crurae. The lower cartilages of the nose, called the lower lateral cartilages, are shaped like wings. The outer part of the wing is called the lateral crus (Plural is crurae), Sometimes this part of the tip cartilage sits at too high an angle relative to a vertical line down the middle of the nose. In this case, the lateral crurae are said to be hyper rotated. This results in too much of the nostril showing when you look straight at the person. In this type of rhinoplasty, the lateral crurae are rotated to a lower position individually and fixed in place with a cartilage graft called an alar strut graft. Post Op photos at 18 months.
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Stuart H. Bentkover, MD, FACS
123 Summer Street, Suite 675, Worcester, MA., 01608