Rhinoplasty for an Overprojected Tip By The Landings Surgical Centre on August 14, 2018

Illustration of cosmetic nose conditionsAn overprojected nasal tip is a natural occurrence in which there is too much cartilage at the tip of the nose, causing the nose to look overly long in profile view.

At The Landings Surgical Centre, Drs. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau can perform rhinoplasty for an overprojected tip to bring the nose into balance with surrounding features. Contact our Halifax, Nova Scotia practice to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Why Rhinoplasty?

Many patients undergo rhinoplasty because they feel their nose is too large. There are also instances in which a prior rhinoplasty corrected other issues with the nose but did not address the nasal tip, causing it to appear overprojected.

Overprojection refers to how far the distance is from the nose to the face, as measured from the profile view. The width, height of the bridge, and the length of the tip all contribute to its overall size.

The nose itself can have a significant impact on the overall aesthetic of the face. The shape and size of the nose can make the chin look weak or cause the eyes and lips to appear too small.

Rhinoplasty can adjust the size, shape, and direction of the nasal tip by repositioning or trimming the tip cartilage.

What to Expect with Deprojection Rhinoplasty

Correcting an overprojected nasal tip can be done through an open or closed rhinoplasty approach, which will reduce the length of the nose and reposition the tip to change its distance from the face.

Altering the tip allows other parts of the nose look proportionate. The surgeon may shave down excess cartilage or bone from the bridge as well since many patients with overprojected tips also have heightened nasal bridges.

Another method reduces the amount of domal cartilage found at the end of the nose. However, if the cartilage is too soft or more extensive correction is needed, this is not the best option.

An alternative technique involves trimming the tip cartilage, and overlapping the area to bring the nasal tip closer to the face.


It should be emphasized that patients should select a surgeon who is skilled and experienced in cosmetic nose reshaping surgery. An experienced surgeon will be familiar with the nuances involved in this type of surgery, and have the skill required to achieve successful results.

During your consultation, the surgeon will take measurements of the nose to calculate the adjustments needed to create the look you desire. The surgeon will review all treatment options and explain which technique is best for each patient’s concerns.

The overall goal in rhinoplasty for an overprojected nasal tip is to bring the tip closer to the face while maintaining the overall balance of the other features on the face.

Contact Us Today

Our surgeons, Dr. Bender-Samuel and Dr. Boileau, are highly specialized in rhinoplasty for overprojected nasal tips and have 50 years of combined experience in plastic surgery. Contact us online or call us at 866-928-0023 to schedule your consultation today.

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Our surgeons have the training and expertise to provide the beautiful results you deserve. Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau are members of several esteemed organizations, such as:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Canadian Medical Association

Schedule a consultation online or call us at (902) 492-2007 to learn more. Our Halifax practice provides convenient care for patients from Prince Edward Island and nearby areas.

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