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What Is a Wide Nose Bridge

A wide nasal bridge1, also known as a broad nasal bridge2, is a facial feature where the bridge of the nose appears wider than what is considered typical or proportional to the rest of an individual’s facial features. This characteristic can be a source of concern for some people, as it may affect the overall balance and symmetry of the face.

Some individuals may embrace this unique feature, such as a wide nose bridge, while others may seek surgical intervention to achieve their desired facial harmony. A consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon is the best way to explore options and make informed decisions.

Dr. Rizk specializes in rhinoplasty procedures, including those involving osteotomy surgery. With his expertise, Dr. Rizk can help you achieve the balanced, harmonious facial appearance you desire.

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Osteotomy Rhinoplasty: The Solution for Your Wide Nose Bridge

When addressing a wide nose bridge, rhinoplasty with osteotomy is the long-term solution. Dr. Rizk is renowned for his mastery of rhinoplasty techniques, using the most advanced power tools, he utilizes osteotomy nose surgery to strategically break and reshape the nasal bones. His meticulous approach to bone manipulation is crucial in achieving a narrower and more proportionate nose bridge, harmonizing it with your other facial features.

Determining the Cause of a Wide Nose Bridge

Understanding the root causes of your wide nose bridge is essential for devising an effective treatment plan. Dr. Rizk employs a comprehensive approach to identify the underlying factors contributing to your condition. Including:

  • Genetics: Your genetic makeup plays a significant role in determining the width of the nasal bridge, as individuals may inherit certain traits from their parents, including the shape and size of their nose.
  • Age: Age-related changes can also impact the appearance of the nasal bridge. As individuals age, changes in the nasal structure and surrounding tissues can lead to alterations in the nose’s width and shape.
  • Trauma or Injuries: Nasal fractures or dislocations can cause deviations and widen the nasal bridge.
  • Medical Conditions or Previous Rhinoplasty: Certain medical conditions and past surgeries can also impact the width of the nasal bridge.

Dr. Rizk’s Osteotomy Nose Surgery Explained

Osteotomy surgery is a highly specialized technique performed by experienced facial plastic surgeons like Dr. Sam Rizk. It requires a meticulous approach to ensure optimal results and patient satisfaction. Book a consultation with Dr. Rizk to discuss your goals, expectations, and candidacy for osteotomy nose surgery.

Here’s a step-by-step explanation of the osteotomy surgery procedure for a wide nose bridge:

  • Patient Evaluation: Before the surgery, you will undergo a comprehensive evaluation by Dr. Rizk. This evaluation includes a thorough examination of the nasal structure and a discussion of your goals and concerns.
  • Anesthesia: The procedure begins with the administration of anesthesia to ensure comfort and pain management throughout the surgery. Either local or general anesthesia may administered.
  • Incisions and Bone Manipulation: In many cases, osteotomy surgery3 is performed from within the nose (endonasal approach) to avoid external scarring. Small incisions are made inside the nostrils to access the nasal bones to perform precise bone cuts or fractures (osteotomies) using specialized surgical instruments. These cuts allow for controlled repositioning of the bones to narrow the nasal bridge. Dr. Rizk’s advanced techniques include the use of the latest power tools, NOT chisels and hammers.
  • Repositioning and Stabilization: Dr. Rizk gently repositions the nasal bones, bringing them closer together to achieve the desired width and contour of the nasal bridge. This step is crucial for creating a harmonious and balanced appearance. Internal splints or sutures may be used to ensure the repositioned bones remain in place. These materials help maintain the bone alignment during the healing process.
  • Closure and Recovery: Once the desired changes are made, and the bones are stabilized, the incisions are closed. You are carefully monitored during the initial recovery period. Swelling, bruising, and some discomfort are common in the days following surgery. It is advisable to follow post-operative care instructions for optimal healing.
  • Results: Over time, as the swelling subsides and the tissues heal, you will begin to see the final results of the osteotomy surgery. These results often include a narrower and more proportionate nasal bridge that enhances your overall facial aesthetics.

Meet the Wide Nose Bridge Expert: Dr. Sam Rizk

With years of experience and a dedication to achieving natural-looking results, Dr. Rizk has gained recognition for his exceptional skill and commitment to patient satisfaction. His precise surgical techniques, including osteotomy, ensure personalized treatment and care.

If you’re considering addressing your wide nose bridge concerns with the expertise of a renowned facial plastic surgeon, reach out to Dr. Rizk’s office in New York City today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recovery process like after rhinoplasty with osteotomy?

Recovery times may vary, but patients typically experience swelling and bruising for the initial week, with gradual improvement over several weeks.

Are the results of rhinoplasty with osteotomy permanent?

Rhinoplasty results are long-lasting, with ongoing refinement as swelling subsides over several months. Our list of rhinoplasty frequently asked questions may also be useful if you’re considering a nose job.

Can I schedule a consultation with Dr. Rizk to discuss my wide nose bridge concerns if I’m not in New York?

Yes! Dr. Rizk is world-renowned for delivering desired results for patients from all over the world. Take the next step towards a balanced and harmonious facial appearance through osteotomy surgery. Contact our New York City office. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you if you’re from out of town or in the NY area.


1NCBI – Wide nasal bridge. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/medgen/341441.

2Mount Sinai. Broad nasal bridge. Available: https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/symptoms/broad-nasal-bridge.

3Osteotomies in Rhinoplasty: An Updated Technique. Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Jeffrey E. Janis, MD. Available: https://academic.oup.com/asj/article/23/1/56/212309.

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By Dr. Sam S. Rizk, M.D., FACS.

Dr. Rizk is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery and a recognized expert on the latest advances in facial plastic surgery techniques. He performs a range of facial plastic surgeries at his New York practice.

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