Facial plast Surg 2012; 28(02): 177-186
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1309297
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Asymmetric Nasal Tip

Scott Stephan1, Tom D. Wang2
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
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Publication Date:
06 May 2012 (online)


Asymmetry of the nasal tip is a common finding in the setting of primary and revision rhinoplasty. Careful preoperative analysis is imperative to identify the anatomic etiology of the asymmetry to develop an appropriate surgical plan to correct it. This article describes the anatomic structures that affect the overall appearance of the nasal tip, explains how intrinsic asymmetries can alter nasal tip appearance, and offers a menu of surgical techniques that can be used to correct these asymmetries.