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HOMERhinoplasty SurgeryUpturned nose/ Short nose surgery

Upturned nose / Short nose surgery

  • Surgery duration1.5 hours~ 2 hours
  • Anesthesiaanesthesia with sedation
  • HospitalizationNot required
  • Removal of stitches5~7 days after the operation
  • Number of
    postoperative visits
    2~3 times
  • Recovery periodreturn to normal life after removal of stitches
What are Upturned nose and Short nose surgery?

Upturned nose / Short nose surgery creates a well-balanced face

Upturned nose / Short nose, refers to a nose that is proportionally too short in consideration of a person’s face and has excessively visible nostrils upon frontal view.
Upturned nose/ Short nose surgery is the most difficult rhinoplasty, thus it requires well-experienced, skilled medical professionals and board certified plastic surgery specialists.

We recommend Upturned nose / Short nose surgery for
  • 01Those whose nostrils are visible due to having a short nose
  • 02Those whose nose is proportionally long enough but the nostrils are visible
  • 03Those whose nose is proportionally too short given a person’s face
  • 04Those whose nose became shorter after previous rhinoplasty
The golden ratio of the nose to the face

The ideal length of the nose is one-third of the length of the face and the ideal nasolabial angle is between 95° and 105°.
If the nasolabial angle exceeds 110°, the nose tip is upturned. As a result, the nostrils are overly exposed from a frontal view and the nose looks short.

Procedure of upturned nose / short nose correction

Those who have a slightly short nose, but whose nostrils are not overly exposed

We insert an implants or perform autoplasty to lift the height of the glabella and to make the nose look longer.
We insert an ear cartilage or other implants before the nose tip to make the nose look longer.

Those who have an extremely short and upturned nose and those whose nostrils are overly exposed


  • 01 Repositioning of alar cartilages using surgical suture Without cartilage graft, we reposition the alar cartilages using a special suture technique to extend the length of the nose.
  • 02 Septal extension graft with septal cartailage We can extend the length of a nose by inserting a septal nasal cartilage, costal cartilage, or donated costal cartilage.
  • 03 Nose lengthening procedure using ear cartilages Using an ear cartilage, we can extend the alar cartilage.
  • 04 Hybrid septal cartilage graft For those who have extremely small septal nasal cartilages, we perform this procedure using septal nasal cartilages, ear cartilages, and donated costal cartilages, in order to extend their nose length.

  • Septal Extension graft with septal cartilage

  • Derotation Graft with ear cartilage

  • Hybrid septal cartilage graft with ear cartilage

If the patient has a short nose and his/her alar are sunken upward,

we perform septal extension graft and nostril lowering at the same time.
  • Repositioning of Alar Cartilage

  • Autologous Cartilage Graft

Medical professionals of JW Rhinoplasty Center

JW Plastic Surgery has well-experienced, skilled medical professionals and board certified plastic surgery specialists.

JW Plastic Surgery’s medical professionals provide 1-on-1 medical services encompassing medical consultation, surgical planning, and surgery and are doing their best to ensure safe surgery and patient satisfaction.

Cautions before rhinoplasty
  • 01You must stop taking medications that interfere with hemostasis (oral contraceptive pills, hormone drugs, vitamin E, aspirin, etc.) at least two weeks before an operation. If you are currently receiving treatment for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or thyroid disease, you must inform your doctor or consultant in advance.
  • 02Cigarettes may cause phlegm, sneezing, or bleeding after an operation. We strongly recommend that you stop smoking for two weeks before an operation.
    A serious cold may reduce your trachea and respiratory functions. Please inform your consultant or doctor in advance if you happen to be suffering from a serious cold on the day of surgery.
  • 03Before you come to the hospital, you must remove makeup, contact lenses, any accessories, nail polish, and pedicure on the day of surgery.
  • 04You must stop eating any food at least four hours before an operation.
  • 05We recommend you to wear comfortable clothes, which will not irritate the surgical sites, a mask, a cap, and sunglasses. In addition, we advise you to come with a guardian or use public transportation.
Post-operative management
  • 01Placing the surgical sites on a higher position than your heart helps to reduce swelling.
  • 02Apply an ice pack on the surgical site for the first two or three days.
  • 03Avoid severe friction and acupressure massage around the surgical sites for at least one month after an operation. Use a sauna or take a hot bath at least one month later.
  • 04Refrain from smoking or drinking, which may delay your recovery, for at least four weeks after an operation.
  • 05You may engage in some light exercise such as a walk right after an operation. However, you must refrain from heavy exercise such as aerobics, tennis, and swimming, for at least three to four weeks after an operation.
Please note: In regards to before and after photos on this site, results may vary depending on each patients' individual case