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The Anatomy Of Your Nose

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No two noses are alike, but most noses are like all the others in many ways. While your nose has very special color, features and size, its basic anatomy is the same as all other noses. The anatomical variations may include length, width, shape or position. Here are just a few of the nasal landmarks that appear on your nose.

  • Nasal Bridge- This is the bony part of your nose that overlies your nasal bones. It is saddle-shaped and includes your nasal root and lateral aspects of your nose.
  • Nostrils-These are your nasal passages that are separated by your septum.
  • Septum-Your septum is deep inside your nose and in close proximity to your skull. It is made of two very thin pieces of bone.
  • Cartilage-Your septum is made of cartilage closer to the tip of your nose.
  • Nasal Cavity-This space is behind your nose and in the middle of your face. It connects with the back of your throat and is separated from the inside of your mouth by your palate.

When analyzing your nose, Dr. Ransom will assess your facial height and width. He will also look at your nasal-facial relationships such as tip rotation, projection, and columeller show (the assessment of how much of your inner nostril lining is visible when viewing your nose on a profile view).

Dr. Ransom is very familiar with the anatomy of your nose. He can help analyze your nose and determine the areas that may need adjustment, augmentation or reshaping. Contact San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery today.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Evan Ransom