Short nose rhinoplasty can correct the projection and tip of a short nose. Dr. Clark will analyze the dimensions of your entire face and profile to determine if you have this condition. The short nose may pose both aesthetic and functional complications. In most cases, this deformity requires correction of nasal structures, internal lining, and the skin, which is why it is important to choose a rhinoplasty surgeon who is skilled in short nose rhinoplasty. This rhinoplasty procedure will employ a septal lengthening graft from the septum or ear to correct short nose deformity.
Diagnosis of a Short Nose
The short nose will have an upwardly rotated tip and therefore an excessive dimension in the nasolabial angle, which is the angle formed between the lip and nose. When this angle measures more than normal, it may create the appearance of a short, turned up “Miss Piggy” nose.
The length of the nose from the starting point between the eyes and the nasal tip should have a certain balance, with the projection of the tip in the anterior direction on the face. Of course, a short nose may be better tolerated as a short person, and it all comes down to a balance in appearance.
Dr. Clark developed the septal lengthening graft procedure for short nose rhinoplasty in 1986 and has performed the procedure many times since then. This procedure can lengthen a short nose to improve its function and appearance. During the procedure, Dr. Clark will remove superfluous cartilage from the septum or ear and use it to lengthen the septum where necessary. This septal lengthening graft will hold the tip of the nose in a more lengthened position and corrects tip rotation to improve a short nose.
Dr. Richard Clark is an experienced and skilled rhinoplasty surgeon with extensive experience in short nose rhinoplasty. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Clark, contact him at (916) 925–3912.