Can a Nose Be Lengthened?

Is it possible to make a nose longer with rhinoplasty surgery? I don't mean the projection, i think there is too much of a gap between my nose and upper lip, my nose is too short. Can it be made longer or is that a really stupid question? Thank you in advance.

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Nose lengthening

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It is possible to lengthen a nose with a rhinoplasty.  The framework of the nose needs to be modified and lengthened and this can be done with cartilage or in soem cases a nasal implant.  Once the skeletal structure has been altered the skin is then redraped over the new framework and the nose is effectively lengthened.

I hope that is of some help

Jeremy Hunt 

Noses can be lengthened

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Noses can be elongated either by adding structures like a tip graft or to reshape and re-stabilize your cartilages in a new position. You should seek out a surgeon who performs rhinoplasty regularly. In addition, some can show you what your profile can look like with a longer nose, so you can be sure that this is aesthetically appealing to you. 


Dr. Richard Zoumalan

Richard A. Zoumalan, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal Lengthening

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Noses can be lengthened. It is given that illusion by dorsal grafting or de-rotation of the nasal tip. This requires a complex analysis and the expertise of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or ENT with expertise in Rhinoplasty.

Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon

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Rhinoplasty to Lengthen Your Nose

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Yes, it is possible to lengthen your nose using cartilage from inside.  You can gain a few millimeters with this approach, which may (or may not) be enough to make the difference you're seeking.  Be sure to consult with very experienced rhinoplasty surgeons so you can compare input.  Should you decide to proceed with a nose job, honest input from your plastic surgeon and realistic expectations on your part are key to success.

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Can a Nose Be Lengthened?

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 Yes, a Rhinoplasty lengthens the nose by decreasing the degree of nasal tip rotation.  This is typically done by adding a shield cartilage graft to the nasal tip.

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rhinoplasty for nose lengthening

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 There are cartilage grafts that can be fashioned in the nose to make the nose longer. Remember the nose is a three-dimensional structure so adding cartilage grafts to lengthen the nose will also give more width.

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Nasal Lengthening and Effect on Nasolabial Angle

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The nose can be made longer by cartilage grafts and that may decrease the nasolabial angle somewhat. But it is not really going to shorten the distance between the nose and the lip, it is going to decreased the opening of the nasolabial angle as the tip comes down.

Lengthening the short nose with rhinoplasty.

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Lengthening the short nose with rhinoplasty can be done without increasing projection. Choose a very experienced surgeon to do this for the best results.

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A nose can be lengthened but almost always requires a graft.

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It is possible to lengthen the nose but some rigid support almost always has to be introduced to accomplish this. In addition there are limits to how much in nose can be lengthened.

Can a Nose Be Lengthened?

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