Finding the golden ratio of the nose

Upturned Nose &
Short Nose

Beauty that has been Hidden by the Short Nose
Finding the Perfect Proportion of the Nose
  • Procedure Period
    1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours

  • Anesthesia

  • Hospitalization

  • Suture Removal
    After 5 days

  • Post Treatment
    About two times

  • Recovery Period
    1 day for daily activities

What is upturned nose/short nose correction?

In some people, their nostrils can be seen from the frontal view. Also, the upturned nose usually has small nasal ala and short nose bridge, creating a negative facial image. The upturned nose/short nose is considered to be very complicated to correct its shape. Therefore, it is critical to understand an exact cause of the upturned nose/short nose, and it should be approached with proper methods.

Correction of the Upturned Nose / Short nose / with Advanced Surgical Techniques

Nose with the Upturned Tip
Upturned nose with exposed nostrils is caused by the short length of the nasal ala which covers the nostrils. This condition is relatively complicated to be surgically corrected. The most effective correction method is to correct the location of the cartilage of the nose tip to lengthen the nasal alar and decrease nostrils visibility. With the upturned nose/short nose correction, it is possible to create a more sophisticated and refined image.

Special Features of the Upturned Nose/Short Nose Correction


In case that the nostril is severely exposed from frontal view

Septal cartilage or ear cartilage is grafted onto the lower portion of the ala of the nose in order to correct the upturned nose. In case of short nose columella, it can be corrected by raising the height of the nose while transplanting the cartilage like batten onto the lower portion of the nasal tip.


Short Nose Due to Growth Deficit

If the nose turns up due to it is too short, various surgical methods should use in compound. The short nose should be elongated by correcting the septal cartilage and the lower portion of the nasal septum as well as releasing the overlapped portions of cartilages.


Nasal Contracture from the Previous Surgery

This is one of the most complicated nose surgeries. It requires the dissection of mucous membrane between the septum cartilage and the nasal bone, and the septal cartilage and the nose alar cartilage. Cartilages are used in compound to fix the nose tip so it will not be contracted further. The patient will be asked to refrain from smoking and do a massage therapy after the surgery.

Before & After

※ Please note: The image may differ by photographing condition, and was published after shooting obtain patient consent.
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