CAN YOU MINIMIZE THE SPACE BETWEEN THE TOP OF YOUR LIP AND THE BOTTOM OF YOUR NOSE WITH A RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURE?

Question:
Just curious because my nose seems to be further away from the top of my lip than most people’s. I also have a “dorsum hump”and a deviated septum. So would all issues be addressed in one procedure or are they all different?

Dr A’s Answer:
Yes, indeed, you can shorten the space between your upper lip and your nose. This procedure involves removing some skin from immediately under your nose. The scar is hidden in the crease along the bottom sides of your nose and where it crosses the nostrils it curves into them. The amount of shortening that can be done is about 1/8 inch. The issues of a hump and deviated septum are typical rhinoplasty concerns and can be addressed at the same time in most cases.

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