In the past, the rhinoplasty surgeon had to estimate where the height of the nasal bridge would need to be set, based on conversations with the patient and possibly some computer imaging. Additionally, once the surgery was over and the nasal splint from the surgery was removed around 1-week post-op, the surgeon had to decide if the nose should be taped (especially in thick-skinned patients) and how the skin-soft tissue envelope should be controlled to press out the swelling from the surgery and help the patient recover faster.

Now, with the help of some computer-aided technology, the “guess work” of determining the bridge height can be eliminated and a rapid post-op recovery can be achieved.

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