COMMON NASAL PROBLEMS

LONG NASAL TIP

Long septum often causes long nasal tip. This can be corrected by shortening the tip to match the facial features.

DEVIATED NASAL TIP

Some patients with deviated dorsum also have deviated nasal tip. As earlier mentioned, this is a difficult case to completely correct thus requires a skillful plastic surgeon with considerable experience to enable delivery of significant improvement.

LARGE BULBOUS TIP

A large rounded lower lateral cartilage is the most common cause of large bulbous tip. If the overlying skin is not excessively thick, this can be reduced and a sharper tip can be created. In some cases, cartilage grafts may be necessary to create a sharper tip.

SHORT AND FLAT NASAL TIPS

A short nose usually has a pushed up appearance which is sometimes coupled with an irregular contour. This can be lengthened with the use of cartilage grafts. The same implant material is used to lift a flat nasal tip.

DEVIATED NASAL BRIDGE (DORSUM)

Depending on the cause, nasal osteotomy is usually employed in the case of deviated nasal dorsum. Nasal deviation is a very difficult problem that cannot be completely corrected but can be tremendously improved. The cause may lie within the nasal bones, upper or lower cartilages, septum, or all of them. In this case, the cartilages have to be repositioned as well. A cartilage graft shall be needed to fill a gap in the presence of nasal concavity on one side. This kind of graft is usually taken from the patient’s nasal septum.