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Broad Nose Dallas
Dallas rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Steve Byrd discusses techniques to correct the broad or wide nose that may include boney osteotomies as well as reconstruction of the nasal valves.
The wide or broad nose may occur where the nasal skeleton joins the facial skeleton, between the nasal bones and upper lateral cartilages along the bridge, in the tip, and at the alar or lobular base of the nose.
The width of the nose needs to be in proportion to the height or projection of the nose and to the width of the face. The dorsal aesthetic lines should flow evenly down the bridge of the nose onto the nasal tip.
Adjustments in nasal width frequently require bony osteotomies to reposition the nasal bones, alterations of the internal nasal valve at the cartilaginous midvault, tip suture techniques, and partial resection of the alar bases. These maneuvers may impair function of either the internal or external nasal valve and compromise breathing. Airway compromise can be avoided by careful preservation and reconstruction of the nasal valves.
Increasing the Dorsum and Tip Projection
Noses that are too wide often need augmentation to increase projection of both the nasal dorsum and the nasal tip. (left: before | right: after)
Dr. Byrd’s Research on Broad Nose Surgery
Dr. Byrd believes that it is important to share his research and experience with particular nose surgery techniques. He has published extensively in some of the most highly-respected journals in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery with the goal of advancing patient safety and enhancing results. Below are citations to a few of his recent publications on this topic.
- Byrd HS: Use of Resorbable Spacers for Nasal Spreader Grafts (Discussion). Plast Reconstr Surg 2000 Sept 106(4);929.
Nose surgery can make a dramatic positive impact on your overall facial appearance. Save $100 on your consultation with Dr. Byrd when you request an appointment online or call our office at (214) 821-9662. Our compassionate care begins from your first phone call and follows you throughout your post-operative care and beyond.