The tip of your nose comes at the end of the bridge of the nose. Aging can induce the tip to appear droopy over time. Good news, there is an special kind of Rhinoplasty for this.

Frequently adjusted tips often fall into the categories of boxy, bulbous, ball and bulky tips. Others require less definition and elongation to get the effect of a nose with a point. Noses can also get their shape from injury or previous complications with health. Furthermore, A full rhinoplasty can correct breathing difficulties that affect daily life.
The nose has different parts to it, and if the bridge doesn’t require reconstruction, localized rhinoplasty is a way to adjust precise areas. Because it’s the part that protrudes the most from the face, improved definition will be very noticeable and beneficial. A tip rhinoplasty is a good option. However, yout should speak with a specialist before any decision. Simply changing the tip may throw off the balance of your facial features.

Cartilage only

Anything in the lower part of the nose develops its shape from skin and a set of cartilage, comprised of the septum, which separates the nasal passages, and a pair of round cartilage forming the nostrils. If the area is considered out of balance with the rest because of largeness, cartilage will be shaved off, and if it’s considered too narrow, your surgeon may graft cartilage on to enlarge the tip. Suture techniques can also reposition portions of the skin. It’s common to use a combination of techniques to achieve the best aesthetic.

Artistic eye

Although the bone structure remains intact, adjustments to the cartilage requires skill. Furthermore, changing one part will affect the general shape of your nose. As a result, knowing how that will affect the balance calls for experience. The length of the tip, angle from lip to nose, and distance at its widest points are all under consideration. Even with regular rhinoplasty, reconstructing the tip is one of the most challenging parts of the procedure.


The recovery period is a little easier with tip rhinoplasty. In fact, internal sutures remain in the body for a short period of time. External sutures can be removed in 1 to 2 months, in which time most of the bruising and swelling will subside. For full recovery, wait 8 to 12 months for healing to complete. During these months, the tip’s definition will continue to change. Like full rhinoplasty, regular exercise can resume after a few weeks.
Dr. Solomon Otolaryngologist, is a head and neck surgeon practicing facial plastic surgery in Toronto.

Mar 13th 2014