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Short Nose Dallas
Performing rhinoplasty in Dallas – Fort Worth, Dr. Steve Byrd has lectured and written extensively on the correction of short nasal deformity in rhinoplasty.
A short nose is present when nasal length is less than 2/3rds of mid facial height. Nasal length should be exactly equal to the stomion to menton distance (see my discussion of nose proportionality). It is also defined by a nasolabial angle (the angle from the end of the nose to the plane of the upper lip) greater than 105 to 110 degrees.
Causes of a short nose nasal deformity may be either congenital or traumatic. Congenital causes result in a failure of the nose to grow proportionately to the face. Traumatic shortening involves collapse of structure and scar contracture of nasal lining. The same consequence can be seen in rhinoplasty where too much supporting structure or lining is removed. Physical trauma in children is particularly problematic in that there is not only injury to existing structure but the possibility of interruption of subsequent normal growth in the nose.
Lengthening a nose that is short is one of my most difficult tasks when performing rhinoplasty in Dallas – Fort Worth. When of congenital origin, correction generally involves the introduction of skeletal structure and mobilization of nasal lining. When of traumatic origin, correction not only involves replacement of structure but also release and often supplementation of lining or skin. The source of tissue for replacing structure frequently involves cartilage grafts taken from the nasal septum, the ear, and the rib. My choice for controlling the length and projection of the nasal bridge as well as projection and definition of the nasal tip is most often rib cartilage. Septal and ear cartilage are used to gain additional definition and shaping in the nose.
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.