Tip Rhinoplasty

The nose is the most important feature of the face. The width of the nostrils, the length and breadth of the nasal bridge, the tip of the nose all combine together to give it the look that helps define the facial features. The tip of the nose is one part which makes the external contact first. If your face bumps into something headlong then the tip of the nose will touch first. We are all born with some genetic features that define our nose but not everybody is happy with their noses and this is where tip Rhinoplasty comes into picture.

Tip Rhinoplasty can help correct

  • a drooping nose
  • sculpt a bulbous tip
  • balance the nostrils
  • reduce the flare of nostrils
  • straighten the curve of the tip to give it a point
  • Reverse the damage done by previous rhinoplasty.

How do you know that you want or need a Tip Rhinoplasty?

You know you need or require tip Rhinoplasty if

  • You have a deviated septum
  • The tip of the nose is causing you to snore
  • The nose has a bump over the tip area
  • You have trouble in breathing

There are various kinds of tip Rhinoplasty which can be done at tandem to each other or just exclusive to each other.

Nasal tip Rotation

Nasal tip rotation is a type of tip Rhinoplasty in which the tip of the nose can be turned upwards or downwards depending on the type of existing structure. Tip Rhinoplasty for nasal tip rotation depends on many things such as the thickness of the skin, strength of the cartilages and whether the tip rotation will help or not.  Various techniques are used for nasal tip rotation tip rhinoplasty such as contouring the cartilage, grafting and use of struts. Nasal tip rotation rhinoplasty can be an open or closed procedure depending on the type of work involved.

Nasal Tip Projection and Deprojection

Nasal tip projection means how much the nose protrudes from the face when viewed from the side profile. The nasal tip can be projected and deprojected through tip rhinoplasty. Nasal tip projection and deprojection is a delicate can careful work which requires great expertise. The goal of nasal tip projection and deprojection rhinoplasty is to restore the balance between the face and nose. Deprojection rhinoplasty of the nasal tip involves reducing the height of the dorsal cartilage. This can be done by simply reducing it as it is or it can be moved and reattached to the surgeon’s satisfaction. The nasal tip projection and deprojection can successfully give the balance to the facial feature and is often combined with slight tip rotation in case of nasal tip projection rhinoplasty.

The Bulbous Nasal tip Rhinoplasty

Wide cartilages of the nose can make it appear bulbous. The bulbous nasal tip appears to be flat and flared making the nose appear flat. The bulbous nasal tip can be corrected during Rhinoplasty by carving the cartilages into a desired shape and then joining them in the desired shape by using sutures. This is a very intricate procedure and maintain the integrity of the shape and strength of the nose becomes very important in the bulbous nasal tip Rhinoplasty.

The Ptotic Nasal tip

The ptotic Nasal tip is the apparent dip in the tip of the nose which is apparent even from the distance and gives the nasal tip a hook like appearance. The ptotic nasal tip can be because of the congenital defects or can be because of the nasal septum becoming loose because of previous rhinoplasty. The ptotic nasal tip can be corrected with the help of Rhinoplasty in which the two lower lateral cartilages of the nose are repositioned and the elongated septum is reduced in length to correct the nasal tip.

Tip rhinoplasty leaves the bone structures of the nose intact and therefore the recovery time is less. The cartilage is worked upon and therefore the surgery time is less. Tip Rhinoplasty can greatly benefit the patient in terms of giving their facial features a new balance.

Tip Rhinoplasty Before After Photos, See the Patient Results-

Frequently Asked Questions for Tip Rhinoplasty –

Question 1: How much is a tip-of-nose rhinoplasty?

The most challenging aspect of rhinoplasty is the tip. Where it is done affects the cost. Compared to a full rhinoplasty, there will be substantially less recovery.

Question 2: Is Tip Plasty Permanent?

After a tip plasty procedure, the nose tip won’t drop or collapse afterward. Unless the nose sustains trauma from a major collision, the effects are long-lasting.

Question 3: Who needs Tip Plasty?

Some people may only have a fat tip or a fat tip with no definition on their nose. Any such flaws are fixed by nasal tip surgery.

Reference Link-

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK567750/
  2. https://www.medanta.org/plastic-surgery/treatment/nasal-tip-plasty/
  3. https://www.vbbgentek.com/en/tip-plasty


About Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome- Facial Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome – Founder, The Esthetic Clinics, is a top facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Shome is currently a Consultant at the best Mumbai hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Nanavati Hospital & Apollo Spectra Hospital in Mumbai, India. He has 40+ research papers in the best international journals, numerous presentations at conferences & many awards such as “Best Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Best Plastic Surgeon in India”, Best Cosmetic Surgeon in India”, “Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Breakthrough Innovator in Facial Plastic Surgery” etc. A celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Shome believes plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic face surgery can allow you to lead a more fulfilled life….Read more

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