Noses are like annoying relatives — everyone’s got one. Unfortunately, rather than seeing them once a year at Thanksgiving, you have to see your unwanted nose every morning in the mirror. It could be too large or too wide. Maybe it has a bulbous tip or flaring nostrils. Maybe the ridge looks like the Smoky Mountains or maybe it’s crooked from an injury when you were younger.
No matter. Dr. Beaty has been giving Atlanta residents noses they love to see through rhinoplasty, nose-reshaping surgery. Year in and year out, this is one of Dr. Beaty’s most popular procedures.
What Can a Nose Job Treat?
- Surgery for the tip of the nose— If you believe the tip of your nose is too full and flat and lacks projection, Dr. Beaty can remove cartilage from inside the nose. Projection can be extended by using cartilage from the ear or nasal septum, grafting it onto the tip.
- Columellar reduction or augmentation— The columella is a fancy-sounding term for the little area of skin and cartilage under the nose between the nostrils. On some people, this sticks out from the underside of the nose and is visible. Fixing this is easy, as Dr. Beaty makes a small incision inside the nose and lifts the columella so it stops protruding downward.
- Dorsal reduction or augmentation— No this has nothing to do with Shark Week. This has to do with manipulating the bridge of the nose. Humps are fine for whales, but not your nose. Dr. Beaty gets rid of your hump with dorsal reduction. An incision is made inside the nose and the cartilage on the bridge and bone of the nose is reduced.
- Minimizing nostril flair— Although flaring nostrils are staples of any cartoon bad guy, most people don’t like nostrils that flair or are overly wide. Dr. Beaty removes tissue at the corners of the nostrils (the Weir Excision) to decrease the flare and make the nose appear narrower.
- Rhinoplasty for breathing— Your ability to breathe efficiently depends, in part, on the anatomical configuration inside your nose. This includes the condition of the nasal septum (the cartilage that divides your nose into two chambers), along with the nasal turbinate (tissue along the sides of the nasal wall). Usually Dr. Beaty can improve breathing by either straightening your septum or reducing the size of your turbinates. He can also repair previous injuries to improve breathing performance