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This Newport News Virginia woman in her early twenties was bothered by the shape of her nose. After a thorough exam and discussion, I pointed out that her tip cartilages not only bulge out, but curve inward into her airway. I explained the advanced techniques now available to treat this, however she may not have sufficient cartilage in her septum. In that case, we may need to use rib grafting. As expected, it became evident during surgery that there was not enough cartilage to totally reshape the tip cartilages, especially when they go to the side. I took these cartilages and lined them underneath with a very thin piece of rib graft which held them straight. This eliminated the bulge and the pinching of dimpled look on the sides of her nose. Her tip was positioned with structural technique in exactly the right place. She is shown here only four months after surgery. There is still considerable swelling, but she is already extremely happy with the natural look of her nose and her breathing is excellent as well.

Surgeon: Dr. Thomas Hubbard

Case Number: 749

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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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