The columella is the area that separates the two nostrils. This area may be elongated or “hanging” leading to a displeasing appearance of the nose both on frontal view and profile. A hanging columella can be caused by an elongated septum, excess nasal tip cartilage, or excess skin inside the nose. Rhinoplasty or a nose job can improve the appearance of a hanging columella by addressing the cause of the issue accordingly.
Dr. Funk is a rhinoplasty specialist in Houston, TX.