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Christopher Hove, MD

Rhinoplasty for a Long Nose

Rhinoplasty for a Long NoseA long, protruding nose can affect a person’s facial features. People who are dissatisfied with their noses often avoid having their picture taken and experience bouts of depression and anxiety in addition to low self-esteem. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, Dr. Christopher R. Hove in Paoli, PA, can perform a customized rhinoplasty to create more balanced facial features.

Your face is one of the first things someone notices about you. Because a rhinoplasty for a long nose requires a more in depth surgical technique and cartilage reshaping, it should only be performed by an experienced surgeon. As a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Hove can deliver outstanding results.

Aesthetic Issues Experienced from Having a Long Nose

Although most patients who undergo a rhinoplasty suffer from crooked or bent noses, there is a vast majority of people with long noses who can also choose a rhinoplasty to improve their overall facial features and appearance. People with long noses, or those who have an over projected nasal tip, often suffer from displaced or excess cartilage, in addition to a long septum and prominent bridge. When this occurs, there are a variety of aesthetic concerns that can develop, including:

  • Longer nose tip
  • Droopy, hooked nose tip
  • Detracts from other facial feature
  • Disproportionate facial features
  • Less appealing appearance

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Determining who is a suitable candidate requires each patient to undergo a complete examination to ensure the patient is in good physical health and does not suffer from any medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications. After the examination, Dr. Hove will review your aesthetic concerns and create a treatment plan catered to your unique needs. He will also take the time to explain the risks and benefits involved so you can have a good understanding of what to expect during and after the procedure.

What Does the Procedure Entail?

There are a variety of surgical techniques that can be performed to shorten the nose. The methods used during surgery will depend on the patient’s exact aesthetic concerns. If the length of your nose is caused by a prominent bridge and long septum, Dr. Hove may shorten the septum and reshape the structure of the bridge to help reduce the nose’s length. If the tip of your nose is the cause of your concern, Dr. Hove can adjust and raise the cartilage within the tip of your nose to prevent it from drooping.

Nasal tip surgery often involves open and closed rhinoplasty incisions combined with delicate techniques to achieve desired results. When possible, Dr. Hove will make the incisions inside the nostrils and along the columella to minimize post-surgical scarring. Once you have recovered, you will enjoy a less prominent nose, improved facial symmetry, and restored self-confidence.

Learn More about Rhinoplasty and Facial Surgery

To learn more about the techniques involved during a rhinoplasty for a long nose, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hove. Undergoing this procedure can improve your overall appearance and boost your self-confidence. Please contact Hove Center for Plastic Surgery online, or by calling 610-647-3727.

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I believe that to excel in any career, one has to keep reaching, learning, and sharpening their skills, instead of resting idle on some self-declared title. At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we continually strive to bring you the latest advanced techniques and products in the field of facial plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive.

-Dr. Christopher Hove