Drooping Nasal Tip:
How can a Droopy Nasal Tip be lifted?
A droopy nasal tip is defined as a tip that is low, commonly a patient with a low tip will have an appearance that the nose is too long, and often dips down further on smiling. Often when the patient looks in the mirror they will barely see there nostrils as the low tip hides them. The tip may naturally be droopy, can be inherited from parents, can also drop further with ageing or due to trauma.
Rhinoplasty can be used to reposition the tip in a more natural position by lifting the nasal tip. The pair of cartilages that make up the tip of the nose are shaped and sculpted, these are termed the lower lateral cartilages that are often too wide and asymmetrical. In addition putting in special stitches (termed dome binding sutures) will also help shape the tip further by creating additional definition.
Care is required with this procedure as the tip should not be over lifted as this can result in a piggy shaped nose in women, and more feminine appearance in men. Artistry is required in ensuring the tip is lifted to a natural position. The natural position will depend on male or female sex, facial proportions, height of patient as well as ethnicity.
Rhinoplasty Animation How can a Droopy Nasal Tip be lifted?