Possible to Lengthen the Tip After Previous Rhinoplasty?

How do they lengthen your tip after your previous rhinoplasty where they took a little too much off.it wouldnt be that much probably a milimeter.so how do they do this? is it risky?

Doctor Answers 6

Lengthening the short nose

There are a number of good options for lengthening a short nose - typically grafting of cartilage is needed


Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lengthening tip after rhinoplasty

It is possible to lengthen the nose after rhinoplasty. A number of techniques are available depending on the individual situation. One should note that with each successive surgery it becomes more difficult to achieve the desired result.

Jay M. Pensler, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal tip refinement

Adjusting the nasal tip in a revision rhinoplasty can be different for each patient. It is best to assess in person but should be possible.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Lengthening the tip after rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty with cartilage grafts or suturing techniques can help lengthen or increase projection of the tip after the original surgery.  A thorough evaluation by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon is essential. 

Etai Funk, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lengthening the nose after a rhinoplasty


The nose can be lengthened fairly easily after a rhinoplasty by grafting some cartilage. There are many good techniques for achieving this, but the only issue is if there is enough cartilage left in your septum. If there isn't, one has to harvest it from elsewhere, preferably from the rib for this particular situation. All the best.

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Andres Gantous, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lengthening the tip After Rhinoplasty

Hi, It all depends on what was done the first time but cartilage grafting works very well in lengthening the nasal tip. It's safe to do in the right hands. Best, Dr.S.

Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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