Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Nasal tip rotation in female rhinoplasty

I frequently hear from my rhinoplasty patients that their biggest fear that their tip is too rotated after rhinoplasty. Many studies have been performed to assess the ideal angle of rotation of the nasal tip. Of course this is dependent on many variables such as patient gender, ethnicity, overall size of nose, and height. However, many studies have concluded that the ideal rotation of the nasal tip after rhinoplasty in a female should be about 106 degrees and in the male, anywhere from 90-95 degrees. Patients should be aware that after rhinoplasty, the nasal tip is frequently slightly more rotated for the first few weeks due to the tape and swelling. This will settle with time.

Dr. Funk is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Houston, TX.