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Droopy Tip

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A common complaint in nose shape is the ptotic nasal tip, also referred to as a hooked nose or droopy tip. This feature is noticeable both from the front and side view of the face: the tip of the nose descends at a sharp angle toward the top lip. From the front view, the drooping tip can hide the nostrils and the upper lip. The drooping tip is the most noticeable from the side view, becoming more pronounced when the person smiles.

Solutions

Non-Surgical

Mild Nose Tip Droop – Dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm can be used to reduce the angle of the droop and soften the nose appearance.

Moderate to Severe Nose Tip Droop – Non-surgical options are usually ineffective and therefore not recommended for nose reshaping of moderate to severe nose tip droops.

Surgical

Mild Nose Tip Droop – A closed rhinoplasty procedure can be performed with incisions placed inside the nostrils. The procedure may include the following steps:

  • Shortening the septum (the wall that separates the nasal passage)
  • Placement of a columellar strut, a cartilage graft that helps support the nasal tip
  • Performing a cephalic trim, which removes the upper edge of the nose tip cartilage

Moderate to Severe Nose Tip Droop – Depending on the severity of the droop, either the closed (inside the nostril) or the open (through the columella) rhinoplasty approach is used. The following steps may be utilized during the surgery:

  • The nasal tip cartilages are elevated and suspended from the septum cartilage
  • Placement of a columellar strut, a cartilage graft that helps support the nasal tip
  • Performing a cephalic trim, which removes the upper edge of the nose tip cartilage

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