Top UK Rhinoplasty Surgeon, Julian Rowe-Jones on: How is a droopy tip changed?
Why is it droopy?
Some patients present with a droopy tip, a tip that points downwards rather than points up. Again not an easy thing to correct, you need experience to correct the droopy tip. Firstly your surgeon has got to work out why it is droopy? It can be because the support is not strong, which means correcting the septum on the inside, or it can be because the tip cartilages are too long and that is pushing the tip down. So again your surgeon needs to know the difference and in fact if you want to be comfortable proceeding with surgery I think you should know that they know the difference and therefore you should ask them how they plan to change it.
If the problem is with the septum, the front end of the septum needs to be rebuilt and I would use tissue from the septum at the back and bring it to the front, again always wanting to use natural tissue; my philosophy.
Tip cartilage problem
If the tip cartilage is a too long they need to be shortened and again not easy because you have got to know the right amount to shorten them by and to get it right, so again you need experience for that sort of nasal tip deformity and sometimes it’s a combination of the two.
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Julian Rowe-Jones founded The Nose Clinic in 1998 with a clear mission to deliver world leading standards of cosmetic nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) in Guildford, and now in Harley Street, London. His aim is to provide a level of friendly and professional consultancy, advice, support and patient care that complements and enhances these standards. His expertise as a rhinoplasty surgeon is central to the success of his patients; and you can read more about his background and experience in specialising.
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