I am very proud of a patient that I took care of recently. This young woman was born with a cleft lip which also creates cosmetic deformities to the nose. She had the lip surgically repaired along with the nose when she was a child. The nose was redone several times in her teens. She still has a cosmetic deformity to her nose and she came to see me to have her nose corrected.
I did a revision rhinoplasty for her where I took down the bump and straightened the bridge and I narrowed, and lifted her tip. She is now 2 weeks out from her surgery and she looks absolutely stunning. She has always been a beautiful girl but she was self conscious about the appearance of her nose and this probably is deeply tied to her growing up with a cleft clip. Now her personality reflects her beauty and I am so proud of her for deciding to make this change for herself.