Diagnosing a short nose can be very subjective.
The standard for a short nose can be different in different countries and different for each individual.
So if you think your nose is short, you can say you have a short nose.
However, there is a standard in plastic surgery for a short nose.
The ideal angle from nose tip to upper lip is 90~100°, but if it is wider, nostrils can be seen from outside, making the nose look shorter.
When dividing the face into three, the ideal length of the nose is 1/3, but if the nose is shorter than 1/3, it looks the nose short.
Can extend the short nose as correcting the nasal tip to an ideal angle.
Commonly use nasal septum cartilage and ear cartilage, and if the nose is very short, may consider using rib cartilage or other autologous materials.
Because nasal septum cartilage will weak and not enough.
Since nose tip may sag still after extension in some cases, do not use one approach for every patient, but rather use a different approach for different noses.
There are some cases of the nose being shortly after the surgery.
The short nose can be caused by complications of the previous rhinoplasty.
For example, Repeated silicone insertion, infection, and traumatic manipulation of the tissue build up scar tissue around the tip which contracts and pulls the tip upwards.
While overreaction of cartilage is a common cause of this phenomenon in Caucasian rhinoplasty, implant-related scar contraction is a common cause in Asian rhinoplasty.
The correction needs a lot of work because the skin is contracted with decreased elasticity, the framework is damaged and weak, and often the inner mucosa is deficient.
In severe cases, rib cartilage is must material for grafting and wide skin undermining to move it downwards is necessary.
Not infrequently, a staged operation is required.
Deficiency inside the nose needs a composite graft from the ear.
With all these efforts, the result is often not satisfactory.
The key point for the satisfactory result is lengthening the alar compartment with lengthening of the central tip compartment.
When the tip and alar lobules are not in harmony, the result is unsatisfactory.