Upturned Nose

An upturned nose may make a child look cute, but the older a person gets, the more of a cosmetic issue it becomes. The higher tip has the effect of making the nose look shorter, which is especially emphasized in profile. It also lends an immature appearance to the face. Thankfully, an upturned nose can be surgically corrected using rhinoplasty.

To remedy upturned nose, the cosmetic surgeon must change the orientation of the over-rotated nasal tip, adding length. Extended spreader grafts are a way to bring the tip downwards and support its new orientation. These grafts, like other nasal grafts, are made from cartilage harvested from the patient’s body. Because of their organic nature, they are less likely to cause infection than silicone nasal implants are.

Find out more about upturned nose rhinoplasty – set up an appointment with our office. Doctors Lawrence Chang and Joseph Thornton, both skilled cosmetic surgeons, are here to help you get the nose you’ve been looking for.