Patient is a 36-year-old male who is one of the Mayo Clinic Plastic Surgery Residents.
He desired a straighter and more defined nose, with a less bulbous tip. He is 6’3” tall, so he expressed not wanting an overly-reduced nose that would appear unnatural and feminine. He brought in photos of noses that he felt were handsome, and this information combined with the results of his imaged pre-operative nasal photographs were utilized to devise an operative plan with his specific input.
Rhinoplasty with Septoplasty and reduction of nasal dorsal hump, narrowing of nasal bones and establishment of new nasal dorsal aesthetic lines. His bulbous nasal tip was contoured with cartilage reduction and suture techniques, and a small fascial graft was placed on the most superior aspect of the nose to soften the transition between the nose and the forehead. This can be appreciated on his side view. He was ecstatic with his surgical results, exclaiming the nose is exactly as he envisioned. He is 4 weeks post-operative with significant swelling, hence considerable enhancement of the nasal definition and reduction in size can be expected.