Question: My surgeon recommends that osteotomy be performed to fix my wife’s nasal bridge. How is this done?
Answer: Reshaping of the nose, or rhinoplasty, often involves osteotomies. Osteotomies are cuts in the bones around the nose in order to re shape the nose. These are performed using specially-created, sharp cutting instruments that can cut and sculpt the nose. Incisions are made on each side of the nose and sometimes more than one incision is made on each side of the nose. Incisions are also made in the central- middle portion of the nose to allow the bones to be reshaped for a more aesthetic appearance.