How should I correct my drooping tip / hanging columella (male)? (Photo)
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Rhinoplasty candidate for down turned tip and columellar show
Droopy tip (or Hook nose) is one of the most common reasons patient seek out Closed Scarless Rhinoplasty. This can be a concern when at rest or even worse when smiling. The key is to rotate the nose upwards and prevent the excess pulldown when smiling. We utilize multiple maneuvers to carefully rotate the tip of the nose to lift it to an elegant height and design without any telltale signs of surgery. A closed scarless rhinoplasty is the best surgery to fix this. By doing this via a scarless (closed) approach, there are no external cuts ever on your nose. This prevents the dreaded complication of external scarring at the base of the nose, which even if rare, if it occurs, is devastating. 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.
All the best,
Deepak Dugar, MD
Scarless Rhinoplasty Expert
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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How should I correct my drooping tip / hanging columella (male)?
Thank you for your question.
How the Rhinoplasty operation is performed?
There are different kinds of rhinoplasty operations however we can divide them as the one that requires bone excision and the one that does not need bone excision. The main fact that we classify the rhinoplasty operations like that is that the results and postoperative period is associated closely with this fact. In the operations like “nasal tip correction”, “simple rhinoplasty” there is no need for a bone excision however these minor operations cannot be beneficial for everyone. The operation type is need to be determined by the surgeon according to needs of the patient. In these minor operations the rhinoplasty is performed with closed method. The bone and the cartilage tissues are not involved in the surgery directly. Small nasal bumps can be removed in these operations.
In the operation that needs the bone and cartilage tissues to be involved; open approach is used. In the procedures with open approach, the size, shape and functionality of the nose can be improved. The big nasal bumps can be removed and septal deviations can be corrected providing a better nasal airway.
How Should I Correct My Drooping Tip & Hanging Conumella?
A small resection of the bottom of your nasal septal cartilage (caudal septum) with a slight angle upward in the distal 1/3 of your caudal septum will accomplish much of the look you desire.
If you were my patient, I would also add a tip graft to the tip of your nose to elevate it. This would require minimal surgery and a relatively quick recovery.
New York has truly amazing rhinoplasty surgeons, therefore you should not have to travel far to find the plastic surgeon you are looking for.
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How should I correct my drooping tip / hanging columella?
Best of luck,
Dr. Ali Sajjadian
Nasal tip droop
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