Rhinoplasty in the cleft nose is one of the most challenging and rewarding operations that a plastic surgeon can undertake. In adolescence, after a LeFort 1 to establish a strong base for the nasal tip and facial profile, a rhinoplasty in order to remove scar tissue and build up the nasal cartilaginous tip framework can do wonder for the patient’s appearance and confidence.
Dr. Hatef’s Extensive Experience in Cleft Rhinoplasty
Although Dr. Hatef no longer engages in the care of infants with cleft lips, he spent a full year under the tutelage of Drs. Sam Stal and Larry Hollier. With Dr. Stal, Dr. Hatef learned the art of cleft rhinoplasty, which Dr. Stal had learned from the masters of cleft surgery. One day a week, they would spend doing cosmetic rhinoplasty and rhinoplasty in adult cleft patients. Thosse were tough cases that pushed thier surgical skills to the limit and taught them a great deal. Dr. Hatef now brings this experience to Nashville, and looks forward to discussing your options with you if you aren’t satisfied with your cleft nose.