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Christopher Hove, MD

Rhinoplasty for the Nostrils

A woman looking languorously toward the camera, showing off her nose after rhinoplasty for the nostrilsAt Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Christopher R. Hove specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, including the eyelids, brows, lips, cheeks, ears, neck, chin, and nose. The nose requires a particularly skilled hand when it comes to achieving aesthetically pleasing results through plastic surgery. Of all facial plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty can have the most profound and immediate effect on its surrounding features, bringing them all into improved harmony and giving them a central point of focus. However, a botched rhinoplasty will have precisely the opposite effect, diverting attention away from the rest of the face to a poorly constructed nose. That’s why it is so important to entrust your rhinoplasty to a facial plastic surgery specialist such as Dr. Hove.

One of the most popularly requested nasal surgeries at Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is rhinoplasty for the nostrils. At his Paoli, PA practice, Dr. Hove commonly meets with patients who feel that their nostrils are too wide. In preparing rhinoplasty plans for such patients, he takes into account not only the width of their nostrils, but also the tips and bridges of their noses, as well as how their noses interact with the other features of their face. Careful planning and preparation help to ensure the best and most satisfying possible outcome for each patient.

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose due to the width of your nostrils, we invite you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Christopher R. Hove today.

How Does Dr. Hove Perform Rhinoplasty for the Nostrils?

There are multiple techniques for performing rhinoplasty for the nostrils. Dr. Hove chooses the technique he feels will yield the best results in the case of each individual.

The most conservative method, which is most effective in patients who require only minor narrowing of the nostrils, involves the placement of a special suture within the nose. This suture, which is concealed beneath the skin, narrows the nose at its base. It is particularly desirable as it requires no removal of tissues and can be reversed if desired. However, it is suitable only for patients who wish to achieve very subtle results.

The most common technique for narrowing the nostrils is called the Weir excision. Using this technique, Dr. Hove removes a wedge of tissue from the base of the nose, at the point where the nose meets the cheek. This allows him to create a less flared nostril while also hiding the resulting scar from surgery in a natural crease. If desired, the Weir technique can be combined with the suture technique for more comprehensive results.

In cases in which extreme nasal narrowing is called for, Dr. Weir may remove a portion of the nasal sill, or the floor of the nostril. This technique can also be combined with the other techniques for more significant narrowing.

Learn More about Rhinoplasty for the Nostrils

To learn more about rhinoplasty for the nostrils, please contact Hove Center for Facial Surgery today.

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I believe that to excel in any career, one has to keep reaching, learning, and sharpening their skills, instead of resting idle on some self-declared title. At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we continually strive to bring you the latest advanced techniques and products in the field of facial plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive.

-Dr. Christopher Hove