Can Plastic Surgery Alter a Flat or Depressed Nasal Bridge?

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A flat or depressed nose has a low nasal bridge. The side profiles are particularly affected by the disproportion that results from this nose shape. As a result, people with flat noses may feel insecure or unhappy with their looks.

Why Do People Want Plastic Surgery to Alter Their Flat or Depressed Bridge?

There are various reasons for being dissatisfied with a flat nose. For example, it may give you a more masculine profile, make it difficult to breathe or make your nose look too long or too wide. Whatever the case may be, methods exist for raising a flat or depressed nasal bridge. Non-surgical treatments or a rhinoplasty operation can aid by extending the nose vertically and horizontally to suit your preferences better.

Cosmetic Solutions for a Flat or Depressed Bridge

One option is to use a non-invasive injectable filler, such as calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse®) or hyaluronic acid (Juvederm®). Another, more permanent solution is surgery (rhinoplasty), which involves the implantation of cartilage or fascia to raise the dorsum. Most of the time, the ear, the septum or the rib is used to get the cartilage, and the temporalis fascia is used to get the fascia.

Factors That Cause a Flat Nose

Having a flat nose from birth is related to your genes—either as a hereditary trait, a genetic disorder or a congenital disability. If not, then it is either the result of an injury or disease.

Many things, including a broken nose or chemical irritation, can cause a flat nose. For example, nose deformities can occur after trauma, such as a sports injury, severe fall or car accident. In addition, diseases such as syphilis infection can result in bone abnormalities in the lower nasal bridge.

Scheduling a Consultation with a Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles

Plastic surgery could benefit you if your flat nose is causing you emotional distress. But caution is crucial when choosing who will operate. It would be best if you had a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced with flat nose alterations.

Dr. Jacob Sedgh is double board certified and specializes in rhinoplasty for a flat or depressed bridge. Contact his Los Angeles office to arrange a consultation and take the first step toward achieving your aesthetic goals.

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