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Short or Over-Rotated Nose (Pig Nose)

Short or over-rotated nose (pig nose)
The “pig nose” or over rotated nose is a dreaded complication of nose job for nearly every patient. Although most noticeable from profile and oblique views, the short nose is also undesirable on frontal view by exposing the nostrils excessively. An over rotated nose is the consequence of imprudent and excessive cartilage removal during a rhinoplasty operation.



Mildly Over-Rotated Nose – In a nose that looks slightly turned up, dermal filler injections into the bridge can soften the appearance and create the illusion of a more proportionate nose.

Moderate to Severe Over-Rotated Nose – Non-surgical options are usually ineffective and therefore not recommended for a more severe rotation of the nose.


Short or Over-Rotated Nose – Open rhinoplasty is the most effective surgical approach for correction of this deformity. Cartilage grafts are necessary to lengthen the nose and restore the position and rotation of the nasal tip. The cartilage grafts can be sourced from the septum or rib. A surgical maneuver known as “septum extension graft” helps to lengthen the nose and make it more proportionate.

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