Low Nose


Low Nose

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Low Nose Surgery

Low nose surgery is typically required when the bridge of the nose is low. In most cases, a low bridge is accompanied by a low nose tip. Therefore, the procedure often involves raising both the bridge and the tip of the nose. Asians, in particular, tend to have a low bridge, necessitating a significant lift. This often involves the use of artificial implants, which can increase the risk of complications compared to using autologous (one’s own) tissue. It’s crucial to understand the patient’s individual condition and use only the necessary amount of materials to avoid overdoing the surgery.

When is Low Nose Surgery Needed?

Low nose surgery may be necessary in the following cases:

① When the face lacks three-dimensionality and appears flat.
② When the tip of the nose is low, with minimal protrusion.
③ When the bridge of the nose is low.
④ When the nose appears low and short in comparison to the rest of the facial structure.

Method of Low Nose Surgery

If only the bridge of the nose needs to be raised, a closed nose surgery, also known as endonasal rhinoplasty, is a viable option. This minimally invasive approach involves making incisions inside the nostrils, which results in no visible scarring on the outside of the nose. The surgeon can then access and reshape the nasal bridge to achieve the desired elevation and contour.

However, if the tip of the nose also requires modification, an open surgery, or open rhinoplasty, is generally considered more advantageous. In this procedure, an incision is made across the columella, the tissue between the nostrils, allowing the surgeon to lift the skin and fully expose both the bridge and the tip of the nose. This comprehensive view provides greater precision and control, enabling the surgeon to make more intricate adjustments to the tip’s shape, angle, and projection, in addition to raising the bridge. This method, although more invasive, typically leads to more satisfactory and harmonious results, especially in cases where multiple areas of the nose need correction.

Changes After Low Nose Surgery

See the transformation before and after low nose surgery:



View the research papers from The Plus Plastic Surgery medical team.