Rhinoplasty is a great way to take a nose which is too long and too large and turn it into a nose which is smaller and fits the face better. Usually a nose is too long for a couple of reasons.

First of all, the septum may be too long, which pushes the nose outward. At the same time, the tip cartilages themselves may be too long, which can cause the nose to droop. This is usually corrected in two different ways. First, the septum can be shaved so that the nose appears shorter, and the tip cartilages themselves can be reshaped while maintaining good support of the nose to make the nose appear shorter and more natural appearing. At the same time, a bump can be taken down to create a complete reshaping of the nose.

It's important to always have a consultation with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon so that he can go over all the options with you, and together you can decide on a procedure which is best for you. Please visit our website for more information at

How to Shorten a Long Nose

Dr. Andrew Miller explains why a nose might appear too long or droopy and what can be done to correct this problem surgically.