What is an osteotomy and why is it performed?
An osteotomy is a procedure that involves cutting or chiseling bone. Osteotomies are performed during rhinoplasty surgery in order to remove a nasal hump, to narrow a wide nasal bridge, or to straighten a crooked nose. Osteotomies are also performed on the bones of the jaw and cheeks for various cosmetic and dental occlusion issues.
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