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Does the tip of the nose drop after aesthetic nose surgery?

Does the tip of the nose drop after aesthetic nose surgery?


Memorial Health Group Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department experts gave information about nasal tip drooping after rhinoplasty.

From an Urban Legend to Facts

Today, rhinoplasty surgeries are now seen and applied as surgeries to shape the nose and make it look natural rather than shrinking it significantly. In our patients who applied for rhinoplasty, what will be done after a long interview process is planned. Of course, in this process, we encounter some expectations and questions of our patients.

Most of the patients who applied to the doctor with the request of rhinoplasty, that is, "aesthetic nose surgery", "I wonder if my nose will fall out after the surgery?" they are worried. Some facts should not be ignored in the formation of this fear, which has almost turned into an urban legend. While it was possible to encounter such problems in rhinoplasty surgeries , before the change in the world and in our country in recent years, I can say that we almost never encounter them anymore.

A Low Nose Tip Also Defines the Hump

The nose is considered to be the most important aesthetic structure of the face. The nose structure and "character" is also largely related to the position (tip projection) and shape of the nose tip. In the scientific studies, approximately 72% of the patients who applied with the request of rhinoplasty were found to have a low nasal tip. The relationship between the tip of the nose and the back of the nose or the hump is very important in surgical planning. A low nose tip can make the hump more noticeable, relatively. In such cases, the problem will be solved by replacing the tip of the nose with a small surgical intervention that can be done with local anesthesia.

Nasal Tip Drooping Can Be Prevented with Surgical Techniques

In order to better understand nasal tip drooping, we can summarize the event as follows. As in architectural structures, there are some important anatomical formations that hold and support the structure on the roof of the nose. It should be known that just as a weakness in the columns and beams of buildings or the removal of a column causes problems and collapses, the same is true in the anatomy of the nose. Although it has not been applied in recent years, it is now well known how radically removed cartilage tissue without following certain rules for breathing problems disrupts this structure, causes support and drops in the tip of the nose. In addition, there are many important anatomical formations that provide this support. We are now able to protect, shape and even strengthen these important structures with the change of approach in rhinoplasty in recent years, with more minimal surgical techniques that are applied and less disrupting the support structure. During the surgery, if necessary, we can increase the support with some surgical techniques such as cartilage support, cartilage advancements, and some suture applications. In the meantime, in order not to cause misunderstandings, it is useful to clarify one issue; due to edema in the early period after rhinoplasty, the tip of the nose goes down to its planned place after a while, with the reduction of edema. Therefore, this process is not the tip of the nose, but the natural course of the post-operative period.

We want to enlighten our patients who apply with a rhinoplasty request or who are planning to have surgery on these issues, and remove this "drooping" phobia from being an urban legend.

Prepared by the Medical Editorial Board. Our health library contents have been prepared for informational purposes only and with the scientific content on the registration date. For all your questions, concerns, diagnosis or treatment about your health, please consult your doctor or health institution.

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