Short Or Over-Rotated Nose

A short nose with an over-rotated tip is not a desirable nose shape. While some people are born with short noses that have an upturned “pig” appearance, this is more often caused by damage to the nose. If the cartilage in the nose bridge is weakened, the nasal tip can rotate upward, exposing the nostrils. At Dr. Sedgh Facial Plastic Surgery, we perform short or over-rotated nose correction surgery at our facility in West Hollywood, CA.

Unfortunately, over-rotated noses are often caused as a complication from rhinoplasty. When too much cartilage is removed when reducing a large nasal hump or other nose reshaping procedures, it can result in a nasal bridge collapse. It is one of the most dreaded complications, as it affects both the appearance and function of the nose. This complication is often paired with a saddle nose deformity, where the bridge is concaved where the cartilage collapsed.

Correcting a short or over-rotated nose should only be performed by a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Jacob Sedgh has a stellar reputation as a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He specializes in rhinoplasty procedures, using his extensive knowledge and experience to create beautiful results for his patients with undesirable nose aesthetics such as an over-rotated nose.

Pig Nose Rhinoplasty

Patients with a short or “pig” nose can achieve a more balanced nose appearance with rhinoplasty. Dr. Sedgh can lengthen the nose bridge and restore the structure if the cartilage has collapsed. This is achieved with cartilage grafting – cartilage can be harvested from the septum or ribs, depending on the patient’s particular circumstance. The extension of the nose can reduce exposure of the nostrils and create a balanced nose appearance.

Most over-rotated nose corrections require rhinoplasty. In mild cases, dermal filler injections can be used to improve the nose appearance in a non-surgical nose job procedure.

If you have a short or over-rotated nose that you want reshaped, contact us at Dr. Sedgh Facial Plastic Surgery. Our team can book an appointment for a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Sedgh to discuss your options. Call our facility in Los Angeles, CA, to schedule your visit.

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When under our care, Dr. Sedgh always ensures you feel comfortable, cared for, well-informed about every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. With an approach which focuses on achieving refreshed, natural-looking results, Dr. Sedgh prides himself on always acting with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.