Wide Nasal Bridges and the Art of Facial Symmetry

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If you are considering undergoing rhinoplasty, it is important to understand the many benefits that this procedure can offer. One of the most common reasons why individuals seek rhinoplasty is to correct a wide bridge and achieve better facial symmetry. A wide bridge can make the nose appear larger and more prominent, and it can also throw off the balance of the face. Rhinoplasty can address this issue by narrowing the bridge of the nose and creating a more streamlined appearance.

Causes of a Wide Bridge

The bridge of the nose is supported by the nasal bones that attach to the orbital and frontal bones of the skull between the eyes. If these bones are spaced slightly apart, it can create a wider nasal bridge. This is due to genetics and is a common feature in many ethnic groups. The wider bridge can draw attention to the nose and away from other facial features, disrupting facial symmetry.

Some individuals have the appearance of a wide bridge even though their nasal bones are not spaced too far apart. This is usually due to a flatter nose that makes the bridge appear wider.

Correcting a Wide Nasal Bridge for Facial Symmetry

When it comes to correcting a wide bridge, Dr. Sedgh may shave down the bone and cartilage in the area to smooth out any bumps or irregularities. In some cases of nasal bones spaced too far apart, Dr. Sedgh may perform an osteotomy to move the bones closer together while reshaping the bridge to create the desired appearance.

If the bridge appears wide due to a low bridge height, Dr. Sedgh may use grafts to build up the bridge in other areas to create a more natural-looking slope. The bridge width is not decreased, but it creates a more balanced nose when the height is enhanced.

Creating Facial Symmetry Through Rhinoplasty

The nose plays a key role in defining the face’s overall balance. By correcting the bridge’s width, rhinoplasty can help achieve better facial symmetry. When the nose is too wide or flat, it can throw off the proportions and make other features appear out of place.

In addition to improving facial symmetry, rhinoplasty can also help to improve the overall appearance of the face. Many patients report feeling more confident and attractive after undergoing the procedure, as it can enhance their natural beauty and bring out their best features.

Overall, if you are struggling with a wide bridge and are looking to achieve better facial symmetry, rhinoplasty may be the right choice for you. With the help of Dr. Sedgh, you can achieve a nose that is beautiful and natural-looking, complements your unique features, and enhances your overall appearance. Contact our team at Sedgh Facial Plastic Surgery in West Hollywood, CA, to schedule a wide bridge rhinoplasty consultation.

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