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Rhinoplasty for an Overprojected Tip

By dsherris on June 29, 2018


Illustration of nose typesWhen the nose is irregular in size or shape, it is usually noticeable no matter how small the concern. At our Buffalo, NY practice, patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of an overprojected tip can undergo rhinoplasty to bring more balance to the face.

Here, our team at The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery discusses the topic of rhinoplasty for an overprojected tip, along with how this procedure can bring more balance and symmetry to your facial features.

What Is an Overprojected Nasal Tip?

An overprojected nasal tip is characterized by an excess of cartilage at the end of the nose. This can make the tip of the nose project too far out. While an overprojected nasal tip is always obvious from the profile view, it is sometimes noticeable from the front view as well.

What Causes an Overprojected Nasal Tip?

In most cases, an overprojected nasal tip is the result of genetics. In other instances, it may be the result of trauna or a previous rhinoplasty that addressed aesthetic issues further up the length of the nose, leaving the tip appearing overprojected.

Your Consultation Process

If you are considering rhinoplasty for an overprojected tip, schedule a consultation with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. David Sherris. During this visit, he will discuss your cosmetic goals with you in detail, addressing any concerns you may have in the process.

At the practice, Dr. Sherris spends plenty of time with patients to fully understand their personal goals and desires. Once all necessary information has been gathered, he will design a fully personalized treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

Rhinoplasty for an Overprojected Tip

The primary goal of rhinoplasty for an overprojected tip is to move the tip of the nose further inward and change the projection to bring balance and harmony. However, it must also be kept in proportion to the rest of the nose and the face.

There are several different approaches that can be used to achieve the desired result. For example, in many cases, the cartilage at the tip of the nose can simply be reduced and contoured. If there is an excess of cartilage in the lower portion, it may be entirely detached and moved up to a more appropriate location.

Individuals with an overprojected nasal tip sometimes have a high nose bridge as well. This actually magnifies the problem, making the nasal tip appear even more overprojected. If this is an issue, the bridge of the nose can also be reduced during the procedure.

In some cases, the nasal tip can also be rotated upward to prevent it from drooping too far downward.

Small Changes Make a Big Difference

Keep in mind that all changes made during a rhinoplasty are minimal. In fact, most adjustments only remove a few millimeters of cartilage. However, these minute changes can make a world of difference when it comes to your facial aesthetics.

Learn More about Rhinoplasty at Our Practice

If you are self-conscious about an overprojected tip or other type of irregularity, consider what rhinoplasty can do for you. To learn more about this procedure, or to schedule a consultation at our practice, reach out to one of our team members. As always, we are here to answer any questions you may have regarding treatment. Contact us online anytime or give us a call at (716) 884-5102.

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