Surgical information

Specialized Surgeon Dr. Jae Hoon Kim, Chief director

Anesthesia : IV Sedation + Local Anesthesia

Post operative treatment visits : 3-4 times

Stitch removal : 5-7 days after

Recovery Care : Bruising and swelling care


What is Upturned Nose?


Upturned nose refers to excessively visible nostrils due to rotated nasal tip. It can be caused by congenital reason or contracture from complications of rhinoplasty. It is considered as deformity that is very complicated to be corrected. You can get the ideal nose curve back by April31 PS Correction Technique.

1st Surgery : At A" Clinic

2nd Surgery : Contracture due to infection occurs from a revision at "B" Clinic

3rd - 5th Surgery : Worsened after surgeries at "C" and "D" Clinic and got diagnosed as impossible for revision anymore from many clinics.







Revision Rhinoplasty Specialist : 

Chief Director, Dr. Jae Hoon Kim

Academic Paper Various Surgical Procedures in the Scale of Upturned Nose'

Published in AAPS(Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)

Suitable surgical method should be applied based on the cause and degree of upturned nose to prevent the recurrence and achieve the most effective result for upturned nose correction which is one of the most complicated procedures. Dr. Jae Hoon Kim, the revision rhinoplasty specialist and chief director of April31 PS Clinic, introduced effective technique of upturned nose correction for the first time in Korea based on characteristics of Asian anatomy in his paper 'Various Surgical Procedures in the Scale of Upturned Nose published in the reputable academic journal AAPS




April31 PS – Cause and Surgical Methods of Upturned Nose

01. Congenital

Upturned nasal tip due to small and short nose

02. Acquired

Upturned nasal tip due to contracture complication after rhinoplasty

Why is there no recurrence after April31 PS Upturned Nosed Correction?

April31 PS Dynamic Correction Technique with sufficient cartilage release allowing

Soft and mobile nasal tip!

Rather than mere cartilage graft on the nasal tip, April31 PS Correction Technique projects and lengthens the tip with sufficient release of alar cartilage to make the nostrils less visible, to prevent recurrence and to create ideal nose curve.

Since the surgery should be performed under the consideration of the level of mouth protrusion, height of the bridge and overall facial balance, effective result can only be achieved by designing the right surgical method according to the severity of upturned nose.



01. Dynamic Tip Extension Level 1

Prevent re-shortening of the tip by correction with sufficient release

of the alar cartilage



02. Dynamic Tip Extension Level 2

Sufficient release and fixation by dual insertion to prevent recurrence

and achieve effective extension

◆ Treatment Plan 

01. Examine the nose condition, bone structure and soft tissue through 3D CT scanning

 02Consult with Rhinoplasty Specialist Dr. Jae Hoon Kim

 03. Devise a surgery plan suitable for each patient

 04. Perform surgery and monitor recovery