Category: Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
Description: This young woman had only concerns to improve her breathing. As a fitness instructor, open breathing was critical for her. She did not want much change to the appearance to her nose. She underwent septoplasty, turbinectomy, and placement of 4 cartilage grafts taken from the septum. 2 grafts were placed on each side of the nose.
The front view shows improved symmetry and a straighter less “narrow” nose to open her breathing.
The base view shows a larger airspace secondary to more support of the lower sides of the nose. These pictures are without the patient breating in.
Before surgery there was significant collapse of the sides of the nose with deep breathing. After surgery, there is no collapse with deep breathing as seen in the picture on the right.
Above photos are actual patients of Dr. Liu who have given consent for the use of their photos for this website.