What do you think of the tip extension suture for lengthening the nose? (Photo)

I already have extended spreader grafts, septal extension graft, but I may want more length. Is a tip extension suture effective? Does it require extra cartilage to work?

Doctor Answers 4


It is essential to see pictures and evaluate the nose to determine the best answer to this question.  That being said, "maybe".  It depends on the projection of your nose, radix position, dorsal length, activity of your nasal musculature, to name only a few possibilities.  You need to see your doctor, and, if still uncertain, obtain several consultations from experienced rhinoplasty surgeons.

Santa Barbara Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Wanting to extend nose even farther

In order to extend your tip farther, the ideal choice is an extended septal cartilage graft; any other maneuver will be less effective including a suture extension technique.

Arian Mowlavi, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Tip extension suture?

It is impossible without photos or an exam to answer the question if this is the right procedure for you. See an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon to evaluate your nose.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Tip Extension Suture to Lengthen the Nose

A tip extension suture is one of many techniques to lengthen the nose but I don't know if this is the bestĀ approach for you. There are advantages and disadvantages of each.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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