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"Patients' Choice Award" by Vitals.com

Dr. Sam Naficy has been awarded the "Patients' Choice Award" by Vitals.com - a website dedicated to rating the quality of physicians across the country. Out of 720,000 physicians, only 5% received this honor.


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CASE OF THE MONTH

Seattle rhinoplasty surgeon Sam Naficy, MD performed this rhinoplasty procedure to help refine the tip and reduce the hump on the bridge of the nose. The patient also had a deviated septum which was corrected at the same time as the rhinoplasty.

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SEEING WHAT YOUR NOSE COULD LOOK LIKE AFTER A RHINOPLASTY?

Seattle rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Sam Naficy can perform computer simulations to help you visualize the potential outcome of rhinoplasty. Check out this link for more details about rhinoplasty simulations. Also, if you are wondering whether you would be a good candidate for rhinoplasty, you may submit your photographs to us for a virtual consultation.


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DR. SAM NAFICY VOTED TOP SEATTLE PLASTIC SURGEON FOR THE FACE

Voted by his medical peers for his expertise in rhinoplasty and facial cosmetic surgery
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Nose Anatomy

The nose is primarily made up of skin, cartilage and bone. The upper part of the nose (between the eyes) is the bony part. The middle and tip of the nose are made of paired cartilages that join in the middle. The septum is a partition that divides the nose into two halves and extends from the nostrils all the way back to the throat.


Anatomy of the nose

Anatomy of the nose

Anatomy of the nose

Anatomy of the nose
Anatomy of the nose

The bony segment of the nose attached to the facial bones on the side and to the bone of the forehead above. Below, it attaches to and overlaps the upper lateral cartilages.


Anatomy of the nasal bones

Anatomy of the nasal bones
Anatomy of the nasal bones

The middle of the nose is made up of two relatively flat pieces of cartilage called the upper lateral cartilages. These are overlapped above by the nasal bones and below by the lower lateral cartilages. In the midline, the upper lateral cartilages fuse to the cartilage of the septum.


Anatomy of the upper lateral cartilages

Anatomy of the upper lateral cartilages
Anatomy of the upper lateral cartilages

The tip of the nose is made up of the two lower lateral cartilages. These are also called the alar cartilages (meaning wing-like) since they are shaped like the wings of a bird in flight. These cartilages vary quite a bit in size, shape, angulation, and orientation among individuals and are responsible for wide range of nasal tip shapes.


Anatomy of the lower lateral cartilages

Anatomy of the lower lateral cartilages
Anatomy of the lower lateral cartilages

The nasal septum is made up of cartilage in the front and further back it fuses to two bony segments. The septum joins the two upper lateral cartilages in the front of the nose. The septum acts as a pedestal upon which the rest of the nose sits. If the septum is crooked, too long, or too short, it can make the entire nose to appear the same way. Deviation or twisting of the septum can also obstruct the nasal passages.


Anatomy of the nasal septum

Anatomy of the nasal septum

Anatomy of the nasal septum

Anatomy of the nasal septum
Anatomy of the nasal septum


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