Nose Surgery

Short Nose

Nose is the center of your face; create the beautiful Golden Ratio for your face

What are Upturned Nose and Short Nose Correction?

Upturned nose / Short nose surgery creates a well-balanced face

Upturned nose / Short nose refers to a nose that is proportionally too short in consideration of a person’s face and has excessively visible nostrils upon frontal view.
Upturned nose / Short nose surgery is the most difficult rhinoplasty, thus it requires well-experienced, skilled medical professionals and board certified plastic surgery specialists.
  • Surgery Duration1 - 2 Hours
  • HospitalizationNot Required
  • # of Postoperative visits2 - 3 Visits
  • AnesthesiaSedation
  • Removal of Stitches5 - 7 days after the operation
  • Recovery PeriodReturn to normal life 2 - 3 days after operation
We Recommend Upturned Nose / Short Nose Surgery to:
  • Those whose nostrils are visible due to having a short nose.
  • Those whose nose is proportionally long enough but the nostrils are visible.
  • Those whose nose became shorter after previous rhinoplasty.

Procedure of Upturned Nose / Short Nose Correction

For a slightly short nose with nostrils not overly exposed

We insert an implant or perform autoplasty to lift the height of the glabella and to make the nose look longer.
We insert an ear cartilage or other implants before the nose tip to make the nose look longer.

For an extremely short and upturned nose with overly exposed nostrils


Re-positioning of alar cartilages using surgical suture

Without cartilage graft, we re-position the alar cartilages using a special suture technique to extend the length of the nose.

Septal extension graft with septal cartilage

We can extend the length of a nose by inserting a septal nasal cartilage, costal cartilage, or donated costal cartilage.
Publications relating to septal extension graft with septal cartilage, by Dr. Man Koon Suh:
  • 1Annals of Plastic Surgery (Link)
  • 2The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery (Link)

Nose lengthening procedure using ear cartilages

Using an ear cartilage, we can extend the alar cartilage.

Hybrid septal Extension Graft

For those who have extremely small septal nasal cartilages, we perform this procedure using septal nasal cartilages, ear cartilages, and donated costal cartilages, in order to extend their nose length.
Publications relating to Hybrid septal cartilage graft, by Dr. Man Koon Suh:
  • 1IMCAS China 2015 (Link)
  • 2ISAPS 2018 (Link)
  • 3The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery (Link)

Rein-Shaped columellar strut graft

The noses of Asians are smaller, and their nasal tip skin is thicker than those of Westerners. Moreover, in the Asian nose, the tip projection is poor and the tip-defining point is obtuse. To obtain sufficient nasal tip projection, structural supporting grafts such as the columellar strut graft or septal extension graft are required in most Asians.
Publications relating to Rein-shaped columellar strut graft, by Dr. Man Koon Suh:
  • 1Aesthetic Plastic Surgery from ISAPS (Link)

Septal Extension Graft with septal cartilage

Derotation Graft with ear cartilage

Hybrid Septal Extension Graft with ear cartilage

If the patient has a short nose and his/her alar are sunken upward

We perform septal extension graft and nostril lowering at the same time.

Re-positioning of Alar Cartilage

Autologous Cartilage

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 20 years of experience, surgeons specialized in nose surgery.

JW nose team constitutes 2 nose specialists with know-how from various clinical experiences, as well as dedication to achieving the best result by medical research.