Correction of Short Nose

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2018 Aug;26(3):377-388. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2018.03.011. Epub 2018 Jun 7.


To correct an Asian short nose with low dorsum, short columella, and poorly defined nose tip, augmentation rhinoplasty has been popularized. A simple augmentation no longer is considered an efficient rhinoplasty approach for Asians aesthetically; most surgeons simultaneously perform nasal elongation and augmentation during rhinoplasty. To extend the nose length successfully, important factors are cartilages, mucosal and skin conditions, and presence and degree of fibrotic changes. In addition, surgeons should consider preoperatively how much should be extended from an aesthetics perspective. This article introduces the current practice of surgical correction of the short nose in Asians.

Keywords: Asians; Augmentation rhinoplasty; Rhinoplasty; Short nose.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Asian People
  • Cartilage / transplantation
  • Humans
  • Nose / abnormalities
  • Nose / anatomy & histology
  • Nose / surgery*
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired / etiology
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired / surgery*
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Prosthesis Implantation
  • Rhinoplasty / adverse effects
  • Rhinoplasty / methods*
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Transplantation, Autologous