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This professional woman in her early twenties from West Virginia came to me for a rhinoplasty consultation because she was unhappy with the appearance of her nose. As shown in the side view of her before photo, there is a small hump and her tip has a suggestion of pointing downward. She also has some webbing from her upper lip to her nose. Correcting these issues while also maintaining the beauty of her face would require very precise, sophisticated surgical maneuvers. For example, notice in her after photo that the bridge is carefully lowered just enough to suit her tip. For correction of her tip, most surgeons would use a columella strut. However, this would cause her tip to fall back further, thus requiring the bridge to be lowered even more. This technique would also lend less improvement to the webbing of skin from her upper lip to her nose because the columella strut would fill that area back in after the attempted correction. Using special techniques to hold the optimal tip position allowed me to leave her bridge just a little higher, leaving her a more natural, beautiful nose and possibly better breathing. With the tip technique used, I was able to precisely control the rotation of her nose. Just 3mm was the appropriate amount for her facial features and her height. Notice in her left view that there is less visibility inside her nose. A special graft was used along the margin of her left nose lowering that edge to create more similarity to the left side and allow less view inside her nose. This woman had fat grafting to her cheeks and beneath her eyes for a subtle facial rejuvenation.

Surgeon: Dr. Thomas Hubbard

Case Number: 429

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

We are excited to announce our reopening as of May 1st. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: Our commitment to your safety.

Consultations are available in our office and we will continue to offer Virtual Consultations as well. You will be asked to complete your registration paperwork in our secure patient portal prior to your appointment and your consultation fee will be collected by phone to minimize contact.

Here are a few changes we have made as we transition to this new era:

  • Please reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well, have a fever, have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19 or travelled internationally within the last month.
  • We will limit the number of people in the building and waiting area to maintain social distancing and our staff will be wearing masks until restrictions are eased.
  • Please wear a mask during your visit but do not wear gloves. You will be given hand sanitizer.

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