Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) Case #84

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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After experiencing trauma to her nose which resulted in a fracture, this 20-year-old woman was left with a very prominent nasal hump. She was unhappy with the look of her nose and wanted to find an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon in San Diego to reconstruct and restore her appearance.

When she met with Dr. Chaffoo, he thoroughly examined her nose to determine exactly what the injury had done. He decided that, rather than performing a simple rhinoplasty, which is usually considered just a cosmetic procedure, he should perform a septorhinoplasty, which is similar to a rhinoplasty but treats the function of the nose as well.

Usually, septorhinoplasty is performed to address the nose's function when the nasal septum (the internal divider of the nose) has been damaged or obstructs breathing. During the surgery, after the function of the nose is addressed, Dr. Chaffoo moves on to cosmetically enhancing the nose as well. For this patient, Dr. Chaffoo first attended to any internal damage to the septum and then reshaped her nose to create a more appealing slope.

In her postoperative photograph, the change in the patient's nose is dramatic. Dr. Chaffoo was able to correct both the function and appearance of her nose so that, instead of having an overly-prominent nasal hump, her nose slopes evenly from her brow to the tip. Following her plastic surgery, she was incredibly happy with the results, as can be seen by her large smile in the "after" photo.

Surgeon: Dr. Richard Chaffoo

Procedures Performed
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Age: 20
Gender: Female