Nose Surgery

Long Nose

From a droopy and long nose to a delicate and beautiful one

What is Rhinoplasty for a Droopy nose / Long nose?

Get a gentle appearance! Rhinoplasty for a Droopy Nose / Long Nose

A long nose refers to an arrow-shaped nose that the tip is droopy and hides the philtrum, resulting from a long or droopy alar cartilages, which makes you look fierce.
The length of a nose can be shortened by lifting the nose tip. Among the various alar cartilage correction procedures, it is considered as one of the most difficult procedures that should be performed by well-experienced and skilled specialists.

JW Plastic Surgery considers even small details such as your smiling face and pronunciation.

  • Surgery Duration1.5 - 2 hours
  • HospitalizationNot Required
  • # of Postoperative visits2 - 3 Visits
  • AnesthesiaShort-term Sedation
  • Removal of Stitches5 - 7 days after the operation
  • Recovery PeriodReturn to normal life after removal of stitches
We recommend rhinoplasty for a Droopy Nose / Long Nose to the following people:
  • Those who have a droopy nose with a downward nose tip.
  • Those whose long nose disturbs the balance of their face.
  • Those who look older than their actual age because of their long nose tip.

The Golden Ratio of the nose to the face

The ideal length of the nose is one-third of the length of the face and the ideal nasolabial angle is between 95° and 105°.

If the nasolabial angle exceeds 110°, the nose tip is overly upturned, the nostrils are exposed from a frontal view, and the nose will also look short.

JW’s Droopy Nose / Long Nose Correction

Step 1

After cutting a small amount from the upper side of the alar cartilages and tying it up, we lift and reposition the alar cartilage to shorten the length of the nose.

Step 2

In some cases, the alar cartilages will need to be supported with septal nasal cartilage transplant.

Step 3

In some cases, the muscles pulling down the nose tip need to be cut. After this procedure, your nose tip will not sag, even when you smile or pronounce “o” or “u”.

Step 4

If septal nasal cartilages are longer than ideal, the end of the cartilages will be modified.

Step 5

After reducing the length of the cartilages, if there is drooping skin, the excess skin will be removed, to prevent lengthening over time.

In-Depth Examination

In-depth examination through a three-dimensional CT analysis

Before designing your nose surgery in Korea, we conduct a precise and in-depth examination through a 3D-CT analysis on the nasal bones, the shape, conditions, and size of nasal soft tissues for a safe and accurate operation.

A deviated nose and nasal septum deviation

In the case of a congenital nasal septum deviation or when the asymmetrical bones or cartilages were caused by external injuries, the deviated nose correction can improve the aesthetic and function of the nose.

Nasal Obstruction

Inferior turbinate hypertrophy could lead to nasal obstruction. Rhinoplasty can help treat this condition.

Shape And Size Of Septal Nasal Cartilages

If the septal nasal cartilages have to be used for the procedure, we’ll analyze the size and shape of septal nasal cartilages for precise surgical planning.

The size of Nasal Bone

Depending on the size and shape of nasal bones, a nasal osteotomy might be performed during the rhinoplasty.

*A 3D-CT analysis may not be required depending on your physician’s opinion.

Cautions Before Rhinoplasty

  • The patients are required to avoid the intake of medications that affect hemostasis (for example hormone drugs, vitamin E, aspirin, etc.) at least 14 days before the operation. The patients who are receiving treatment for conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, etc. and must inform their doctor or consultant in advance.
  • Cigarettes cause phlegm, leading to sneezing or bleeding after the operation. We strongly recommend the patients stop smoking 14 days before their operation.
  • Serious cold may shorten the windpipe and affect respiratory functions. If you happen to be suffering from a serious cold on the day of surgery, inform your doctor or consultant.
  • The patients must remove makeup, contact lenses, accessories, nail polish, etc. before coming to the hospital on the day of surgery.
  • We recommend our patients wear comfortable clothes that won’t irritate the surgical site when changing. You can also use a mask, a cap, and sunglasses. In addition, we advise the patients to come to the hospital with a guardian or use public transportation.

Post-Operative Management

  • Keeping the surgical site on a higher level than the heart helps to avoid excess swelling.
  • Ice packs can be placed on the surgical site during the first two or three days.
  • Friction and acupressure massaging of the surgical sites and its surrounding area should be avoided for at least 30 days after the operation. You can use a sauna or take a hot bath after one month has passed.
  • Avoid smoking or drinking which can delay your recovery. It’s recommended the patients avoid them for at least 30 days.
  • The patients can engage in light exercises such as walking right after their operation. However, the patients must refrain from any type of heavy exercise (including aerobics, tennis, and swimming) for at least 20 to 30 days after the operation.

With more than 20 years of experience, Surgeons specialized in Nose Surgery.

JW nose team constitutes 3 nose specialists with know-how from various clinical experiences, as well as dedication to achieving the best result by medical research.