Hanging Columella

If the skin between your nostrils is reaching further downwards than it used to after a rhinoplasty procedure, you might have a hanging columella malformation. Generally, plastic surgeons will use a different rhinoplasty procedure to correct this problem.

When the columellar cartilages are incorrectly repositioned during rhinoplasty, this can result in a hanging columella malformation. Revision rhinoplasty will correctly arrange the nasal cartilage and tissues while making sure the area is well-supported.

Doctors Lawrence Chang and Joseph Thornton, both board-certified plastic surgeons, will happily answer your questions about rhinoplasty. Contact us today to set up an appointment and learn more about hanging columella and other nasal malformations.