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How can I correct a droopy tip during rhinoplasty? Plastic surgeon in Los Angeles specialist in rhinoplasty - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

Correction of a droopy nasal tip during rhinoplasty?


The specific aspects of a rhinoplasty procedure will vary from patient to patient and from plastic surgeon to plastic surgeon.  During your consultation with Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, he will examine your nose from several different prospective in order to determine the type of rhinoplasty that is best suited for your nose.  A droopy tip is an important anatomic problem that can be addressed during standard rhinoplasty surgery.  The tip of the nose is usually defined by the nasal tip cartilage found within the structural support of the nose.  In these cases, the nasolabial fold is usually acute, leading to a droopy appearance of the nasal tip. 


During your surgery, Dr. Karamanoukian will examine the lower lateral cartilage of the nose to determine the degree of cartilage reset and cartilage molding that is necessary during your rhinoplasty surgery.  A droopy tip can be turned upwards and sculpted using careful intracartilaginous and intercartilaginous suture placement.  During your surgery, Dr. Karamanoukian will carefully sculpt your nasal tip in order to re-proportion the angles of the nose.  If you have questions regarding rhinoplasty surgery in Los Angeles or the correction of a droopy nasal tip, please call our cosmetic plastic surgery patient care coordinator at 310-998-5533.


Please call our plastic surgery patient care coordinator to schedule a consultation for rhinoplasty and tip-plasty surgery:


Raffy Karamanoukian, MD FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1301 20th Street, Suite 240

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 998-5533

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