Inadequately Projecting Nose Improved.

Procedure Details


Inadequate Projection

Tip projection reflects the ability of the alar cartilages to support the tip independently of the height of the nasal dorsum.  If the tip hangs fromthe septal angle, then it is inadequately projecting.

Increased tip projection cannot be rendered adequate by reduction methods alone: the surgeon must use some method of enhancement such as alar cartilage modification, tip grafts or struts to improve projection.


In this case a columellar strut was used in conjunction with tip plasty to improve the rotation, position and projection of the nasal tip.


The bony and cartilaginous hump was removed.


Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D.

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