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Short Nose Rhinoplasty

About Short Nose Rhinoplasty

The length of the nose is measured by the distance from the nasal tip to the angle between the eyes. While there is no such thing as the perfect nose, the ideal nose should be about one third of the height of the face. This means the distance between the hairline to the brows, the brows to the bottom of the nose, and the bottom of the nose to the chin should be equal. But for some patients, the nose is shorter than a third, consequently making it not proportional or harmonious with the rest of the face.

A nose can look short because of large nostrils or an upturned nasal tip. A short nose can also be congenital; this is commonly seen in people of African American and Asian descent. Men and women of these ethnic backgrounds tend to have a depressed, non prominent nasal bridge. Additionally, a short nose can be due to trauma or a previous rhinoplasty surgery. The original surgeon may have resected too much cartilage, or a collapsed bridge could have caused a saddle nose deformity and in turn nasal tip retraction.

Nose lengthening rhinoplasty for a short nose is performed for cosmetic purposes, but it can have functional benefit as well. Breathing can improve and the face will look more proportional and aesthetically pleasing after nasal surgery performed by New Jersey’s rhinoplasty specialist.

Short Nose Rhinoplasty Procedure Information

Short nose rhinoplasty is one of the tougher rhinoplasty procedures to perform because it requires the addition of cartilage, reshaping of the nasal tip, and stretching of the nasal skin. But, when performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon, results can be stunning and completely natural looking.

Any resulting scarring is imperceptible and hidden from most angles.

After anesthesia has been delivered, Dr. Hamawy may harvest septum, rib, or ear cartilage to lengthen the nose. Once the graft has been added, the tip is reshaped to point more downward and the nostrils are reduced. During African American and Asian rhinoplasty for short noses, either a graft or nasal implant may be used. A columellar strut graft or extending spreader graft may be used to lengthen the tip if seen appropriate for the case. The skin is stretched during the process, and sutures are used to close the tiny incision.

Am I A Candidate?

You may be a candidate for a nasal lengthening rhinoplasty procedure if you have a short nose as a result of:

  • Ethnic background
  • Nasal trauma
  • Botched primary or revision rhinoplasty
  • Saddle nose deformity
  • Neoplasms
  • Drug abuse/Cocaine use
  • Cleft deformity or Binder syndrome

Before you can undergo a nose lengthening procedure, Dr. Hamawy requires that you first come in for an initial consultation. Generally, Dr. Hamawy will evaluate if you are healthy, have reached full facial growth, and have realistic expectations of the procedure outcome. An aesthetic goal may not be completely achievable if nasal lengthening is performed as a revision surgery. Dr. Hamawy does however do everything in his power to achieve a nose that is anatomically proportionate with the goal of making it not look like you have had nasal surgery.

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