Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in an injectable rhinoplasty. You probaby can’t tell by the pictures so much, but I have a droopy tip to my nose. The bridge is fine but from the frontal view it droops and I am wondering if it could be lifted up by injection fillers.
A: An injectable rhinoplasty can be very effective if used for the right nose problem. While injectable fillers can be placed into the tip of your nose, they will make it somewhat bigger in an effort to lift it which may be viewed as aesthetically counterproductive. It would be more predictable to do a simple tip rhinoplasty where the tip could be reliably lifted and avoid making the size and width of the tip any bigger. A droopy tip in a thick skinned male nose is not a good indication for the use of injectable fillers in nose reshaping.
Dr. Barry Eppley