Anatomy of the nose for rhinoplasty surgery, nose job,
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

The nose is the organ animals and humans use for smell. It is also the organ that brings air into the lungs. There are two parts to the nose. The external nose, that we see, has bulbous long skin, and the internal nose which has many blood vessels and nerves.

For those that may not be aware of where the nose is located, you can usually find it between the eyes and mouth, centered between the ears. This is one of the most apparent parts of the human anatomy, and more surgeries are performed on this organ than any other in the realm of plastic surgery, or Rhinoplasty.

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The top of the nose connects to the forehead and sticks out in the center of the face as explained above. The nostrils of the nose are separated by the septum or "columna". The nose is composed of bones and cartilage. Cartilage moves with different muscles of the face. It is covered externally by skin and internally by mucous membranes. The bony framework occupies the upper part of the organ: it consists of the nasal bones in the nasal processes of the superior maxillary.

The cartilaginous of the nose consists of five pieces, the two upper and two lower lateral cartilage and the cartilage of the septum. Each of these bones are triangular, and in shape. These various cartilages are connected to each other via fiber membranes that allow the nose to move freely.

The nose has muscles and nerves under the skin, which cause it to move and create feeling. The skin receives its branches from a tiny hole in the jaw where the nerves of the face originate from.

Surgeons speak differently about the various parts of the nose and this is a simple explanation. The patient is usually more interested in obtrusive cartilage or the bulbous end of the nose. Sometimes both are the problem with the overall looks of the patient, but usually it is just one. However for the surgeon to give you the look that you want, he not only has to be knowledgeable about the parts of the nose, inside and out, he has to have the experience to put it all together to give you, the patient, the look you want for years to come.

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The Institute for Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction has the surgeons and director, as well as support personnel to make changes as close to what you want as possible, and work with you to achieve your goals.

Problems requiring revision surgery

Asymmetric Nostrils

Twisted Nose

Pinched Tip

Saddle Nose

Short Mose

Tip Bossae

Persistent Large Nose

Persistent Nasal Hump


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