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A columella is the outer part of the nose that divides the nostrils. 

There are two main aesthetic flaws in the columella that can be addressed through Rhinoplasty.  The first is if there is no visible columella when the nose is viewed from the side, a ‘hidden columella’.  The second is when the columella has a more pronounced bulge, known as a ‘hanging columella’.  Either of these can be natural defects or the result of accidents, old or outdated previous Rhinoplasty procedures or other complications.  Consultation and discussion with your surgeon can help choose the right corrective cosmetic procedure for you.