[Analysis of the projection of the nasal tip]

Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord). 2007;128(4):235-8.
[Article in French]


The success of a rhinoplasty is conditioned by a detailed preoperative analysis of the morphology of the nose and face of the patient. A good knowledge of the characteristic reference marks and nasal proportions authorize a detailed description of the nose. The position of the nasal tip is one of the principal characteristics of the nose. It is expressed by the combination of its projection and its height. A reflexion on the position of the tip and its ideal position post-operatively enabled us to work out a conceptual approach aiming at guiding the surgical project. The drawing of two circles centered on the nasal pyramid is the expression of this concept. Thus, a detailed analysis of the nasal pyramid and a biomechanical approach are the key to a relevant surgical plan.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Cephalometry / methods*
  • Cephalometry / statistics & numerical data
  • Face
  • Humans
  • Nasal Bone / pathology
  • Nose / pathology*
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Rhinoplasty / methods*
  • Rotation