I have a hook nose. Can you explain how this is fixed with rhinoplasty?
The term hook nose usually refers to a hanging tip. It can be associated, as well, with an over-projected profile. The result is the appearance of a hook nose. This is one of the most important areas repaired or addressed in rhinoplasty surgery and a variety of techniques can be utilized to repair it. It essentially involves the upward rotation of the tip as well as the taking down of any over projection of the profile. Sometimes, to help keep the tip elevated, a tiny muscle called the depressor speti is transected so that the tip will not get pulled down when smiling and also cartilage grafts can be used to help rotate the tip upward and keep it that way.
Posted by Anthony Bared, MD, FACS