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The Overprojected Nose: How Rhinoplasty Adjusts Proportions

 

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Aesthetically pleasing faces are usually defined by their proportions. Are the facial features in balance? An oover projectednose skews the proportions of the face, drawing attention to itself in the process. Through rhinoplasty here in Hawaii, Dr. Shim Ching can correct for an imbalance, bringing your facial features into better alignment.

To perform a de-projection on an over projected nose, a plastic surgeon must reduce or reposition the tip of the nose. The tip is defined by the lower lateral cartilages, and the uppermost area of these is called the domal cartilage. Slightly reducing this cartilage is sometimes all it takes. This technique is known as vertical dome division, domal truncation, or crural overlay.

Sometimes the lower lateral cartilages must be not just reduced but disconnected and repositioned. Often, some amount of bridge cartilage or bone must also be excised.

If you believe your nose may be over projected, it’s time to discuss rhinoplasty with a plastic surgeon to learn more. Dr. Shim Ching is a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon with a great deal of experience in rhinoplasty. Contact our office to set up an appointment.

Shim Ching, MD