What would it take to fix my droopy nose? (Photos)

My nose droops on on side which gives the appearance of a hooked nose. I was wondering what procedure I would need and how much it would cost.

Doctor Answers 5

Closed Scarless Rhinoplasty

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A scarless closed rhinoplasty is the perfect option for you. The surgeon will make all of the incisions inside your nose with NO external cuts or scars. Through a scarless approach you can accomplish almost everything needed to be done to the nose with no scarring, less healing time, less bruising, and less swelling.  Specifically, we would rotate the nose upwards and prevent the excess pulldown when smiling. But care must be taken to not rotate it too much and cause a “Miss Piggy” effect.

Every surgeon is different, and a consultation would better predict pricing. 

All the best!

Deepak Dugar, MD Scarless Rhinoplasty Expert Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 20 reviews


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Hi Aodhan, I have looked at your pictures and you would be a good candidate for a rhinplasty. I would lower th bridge of your nose, narrow and straighten your nasal bones make the tip a little smaller and correct the drooping tip.  This is a pretty standard rhinoplsty, although none are easy.  Look for a surgeon who performs a lot of rhinoplasties.  Good luck.

William H. Sabbagh, MD
Detroit Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 41 reviews


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Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your photograph, you may benefit from a tip refining rhinoplasty. Your surgeon can accomplish this by trimming, suturing, and reshaping the cartilage in your lower nose. You may also benefit from a cephalic rotation of your tip to turn up your tip slightly and a conservative dorsal hump reduction.  Make sure you specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon and not just a computer animation system. The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in person.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

What would it take to fix my droopy nose?

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Rhinoplasty can address droopy tip, bulbous tip, dorsal hump, hanging columella, and wide nostrils

Droopy tip

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Thank you for the question. Your tip appears to lack support from the septum.  Rebuilding the caudal (front end) septum with cartilage taken from the back of the septum to bring to the front would help and create a better angle between you tip and lip. You also appear to have a slight hump or curvature to the bridge which makes the hook look more noticeable.  This could be reduced as well to help create a straighter bridge.

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