Lower lateral cartilage

These are one of two sets of paired cartilages in the nose. The others are the upper lateral cartilage. The lower lateral cartilages determine the shape of the tip. There is one lower lateral cartilage on each side of the tip. Tip rhinoplasty or tip-plasty is shaping the tip by mostly reshaping these cartilages, although other factors such as the septum and soft tissue are also involved.

The entire blue structure which is pointed to by the red arrow is the Lower Lateral Cartilage. There are two paired cartilages in each person.