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Will I need an osteotomy during my rhinoplasty to correct my wide nasal bridge? - Kare Plastic Surgery - Rhinoplasty expert - Dr. Karamanoukian

One of the most important reasons to undergo rhinoplasty is for cosmetic improvement of the nose.  The patients with a wide nasal bridge can benefit from a rhinoplasty surgery for correction of poor aesthetic contours.  The bridge of the nose is an important aesthetic unit of the nose and can be repositioned and reset using a combination of nasal osteotomy and rafting of the nasal bridge.  By rafting the nasal bridge, small amount of correction can be obtained in order to reduce the nasal hump.  To determine whether an osteotomy is needed during your rhinoplasty Dr. Karamanoukian will perform a medical history and determine the details of your nose with a metric analysis.  By examining the bridge of the nose, width of the nose, and projection of the nose, he will be able to determine whether a nasal bone reduction or resetting is necessary with an osteotomy.  An osteotomy is usually the last potion of a rhinoplasty procedure and is safe and effective in resizing and repositioning the nose for cosmetic reason.  If you have questions about rhinoplasty surgery or need for rhinoplasty surgery in your particular case, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator who will assist you in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.

Dr. Karamanoukian is a double board certified plastic surgeon and an expert in rhinoplasty surgery.  He performs rhinoplasty in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills on an outpatient basis.

What is an osteotomy during rhinoplasty? Rhinoplasty Los Angeles with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Karamanoukian

What is an osteotomy during rhinoplasty surgery?


Rhinoplasty surgery aims to correct the appearance of the nose including the dorsal nasal bridge, width of the nose, nostrils, projection of the nose, columella, nasal tip, and nostrils.  The goal of rhinoplasty is to restore a normal contour to the nose in the absence of abnormal humps or irregularities.  One of the main procedures performed during a rhinoplasty surgery is known as an osteotomy.  An osteotomy is a surgical term used to describe a breaking of the bone.  During rhinoplasty surgery a nasal bone osteotomy is often performed in a very meticulous fashion in order to rest the position of the nasal bone to a more cosmetic form.  A nasal osteotomy is usually performed as one of the later stages of a complete rhinoplasty and can resets the nasal bridge and decrease the nasal width associated with a large nose.  An osteotomy is not always required during nasal surgery and discussion with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a board certified and trusted expert in rhinoplasty surgery in Los Angeles can identify whether an osteotomy is required during your rhinoplasty.  The patients are often wary of an the need for osteotomy during the rhinoplasty but the particular technique is safe and helps regain a more natural contour to the nose.  The patients with a large nasal bridge and a hump on the nose may benefit from a combine osteotomy and rafting of the nasal hump. 


If you have questions about an osteotomy and the need for an osteotomy during your rhinoplasty, please call office of Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a rhinoplasty expert in Los Angeles, to discuss your options for rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, septorhinoplasty, and requirement for an osteotomy during your surgery.  If you have undergone an osteotomy in the past and have uneven nasal bone or an open roof, Dr. Karamanoukian can discuss your options for correction of these particular post rhinoplasty problems.  Rhinoplasty surgery is very gratifying and can provide patients with an aesthetic improvement in the shape and size of the nose.  An osteotomy is used to reset the nasal bridge in order to regain those youthful contours.  Consultations are made available by calling 310-998-5533.  Our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator can identify your needs and help you schedule an appointment for rhinoplasty surgery.



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