Instead of protruding straight out over my lips, the tip of my nose turns down and almost grazes the top of my lip. How will the shape of my nostrils be changed when the downward tip of my nose is fixed?
You have what we refer to as a ptotic nasal tip. There are several surgical rhinoplasty maneuvers that can be performed in order to improve the appearance of your nose. The problem is likely a result of over development of some of the cartilages of your nose, and underdevelopment of others. Your nostrils are likely elongated and perhaps a little flared at the junction of the face. Elevating your tip will help to decrease your nostril flare. I like to use a graft of septal cartilage called a columella strut in order to provide your nose with structure to prevent the tip from dropping in the future. Obviously, the final result of the appearance of your nostrils will have something to do with the rest of the changes your nose will require during rhinoplasty.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld