Nose Surgery

Long Nose

From a droopy and long nose to a smooth an beautiful nose

What is Rhinoplasty for a Droopy nose / Long nose?

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

A droopy nose refers to an arrow-shaped nose whose tip is droopy and hides the philtrum.
A droopy nose makes you look fierce. A droopy nose results from long or droopy alar cartilages.
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. It should be performed by well-experienced and skilled specialists.

JW Plastic Surgery considers even small differences 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 sagging nose tip.
  • Those who have an extremely long nose that disturbs the balance of the face.
  • Those who look older than their actual age because of a 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 upturned. As a result, the nostrils are overly exposed from a frontal view and the nose looks short.

JW’s Droopy Nose / Long Nose Correction

Step 1

By cutting a small amount of the upper wings of the alar cartilages and tying it up, we lift and re position the alar cartilage to shorten the length of the nose.

Step 2

It may be required to support the alar cartilages with septal nasal cartilages on the nasal bridge.

Step 3

It may be required to cut the muscles pulling the nose tip as necessary. After this procedure, your nose tip will not sage anymore even when you smile or pronounce “o” or “u”.

Step 4

In case of extremely long septal nasal cartilages, the end of the cartilages should be cut.

Step 5

After reducing the length of the cartilages, we fix the nose tip to other cartilages so as to prevent the nose from lengthening over time.

In-Depth Examination

In-depth examination through a three-dimensional CT analysis

Before 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 case of congenital nasal septum deviation or asymmetrical bones or cartilages bent by external injuries, a deviated nose should be corrected for both aesthetic reasons and functional improvement such as breathing.

Nasal Obstruction

Inferior turbinate hypertrophy may cause nasal obstruction. Rhinoplasty can help treat nasal obstruction.

Various forms and sizes of septal nasal cartilages

When using septal nasal cartilages for rhinoplasty, we analyze the sizes and shapes of septal nasal cartilages accurately for precise surgical planning.

The size of Nasal Bone

After analyzing the size and shape of nasal bones, nasal osteotomy may be performed during rhinoplasty, if their size needs to be corrected.

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

Cautions Before Rhinoplasty

  • You must stop taking medications that interfere with hemostasis (oral contraceptive pills, hormone drugs, vitamin E, aspirin, etc.) at least two weeks before an operation. If you are currently receiving treatment for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or thyroid disease, you must inform your doctor or consultant in advance.
  • Cigarettes may cause phlegm, sneezing, or bleeding after an operation. We strongly recommend that you stop smoking for two weeks before an operation. A serious cold may reduce your trachea and respiratory functions. Please inform your consultant or doctor in advance if you happen to be suffering from a serious cold on the day of surgery.
  • Before you come to the hospital, you must remove makeup, contact lenses, any accessories, nail polish, and pedicure on the day of surgery.
  • You must stop eating any food at least four hours before an operation.
  • We recommend you to wear comfortable clothes, which will not irritate the surgical sites, a mask, a cap, and sunglasses. In addition, we advise you to come with a guardian or use public transportation.

Post-Operative Management

  • Placing the surgical sites on a higher position than your heart helps to reduce swelling.
  • Apply an ice pack on the surgical site for the first two or three days.
  • Avoid severe friction and acupressure massage around the surgical sites for at least one month after an operation. Use a sauna or take a hot bath at least one month later.
  • Refrain from smoking or drinking, which may delay your recovery, for at least four weeks after an operation.
  • You may engage in some light exercise such as a walk right after an operation. However, you must refrain from heavy exercise such as aerobics, tennis, and swimming, for at least three to four weeks after an operation.

With more than 18 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.