Open Roof Deformity
Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD
Open Roof Deformity Surgery
Rhinoplasty surgery can be associated with many risks where the main complications are post-operative deformities, often requiring revision rhinoplasty surgery. The most common rhinoplasty complication is "Polly Beak" or Supra-tip Deformity. Other common deformities following nose surgery include wide nasal tip, alar collapse, nasal valve collapse, retracted columella, hanging columella, saddle nose, pinched nasal tip, short nose and over-shortened nose. As an experienced secondary rhinoplasty New York surgeon, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj is able to correct these deformities in many patients using advanced surgical techniques.
Open Roof Deformity is an obvious deformity of the dorsal nasal bone and a common complication of cosmetic Rhinoplasty surgery following nasal dorsal hump reduction and resection. If you can imagine taking the roof off of a house while leaving up only the side walls, then you have what is known as Open Roof Deformity. The nasal dorsum appears wide with an unusually flat bridge and bump on each side of the bridge where the bones have been separated during surgery.
Dr. Slupchynskyj sees many patients who have undergone bony dorsal hump reduction with another surgeon resulting in this type of deformity. Typically, this is due to surgical error. The nasal bones are over-resected, with either incomplete or inadequate osteotomies of the lateral nasal bones. Once the nasal bump is removed it is critical to perform adequate lateral osteotomies to bring the nasal bones inward towards each other.
From a functional or physiological standpoint, Open Roof Deformity does not usually contribute to serious consequences with the function of the nose, specifically the patient's breathing ability.
The above patient had an Open Roof Deformity from a previous Rhinoplasty procedure
with another surgeon. Dr. Slupchynskyj corrected the deformity with an Open Revision
Rhinoplasty procedure using Lateral Osteotomies and the insertion of a custom-carved
Dorsal implant, the SLUPimplant™.
Here is the same patient again, shown Before and After her Eithnic Revision Rhinoplasty procedure.
About Dr. Oleh Sulpchynskyj
With more than 18 years of experience as a rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj has performed many revision rhinoplasty New York procedures to help correct deformities in patients who have previously received nose surgery from another surgeon. Using sophisticated surgical techniques, including both open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Slupchynskyj helps patients achieve the look they desire. To learn more about the surgical treatment available from Dr. Slupchynskyj, including the risks, benefits, and cost of nose surgery and ethnic nose surgery, contact his practice today.
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