Getting something just right like a nasal tip rhinoplasty refinement often comes down to the small, delicate details – details like the tip of your nose.
If something is off with the nose tip, it can throw the whole silhouette of the nose out of balance.
Correction of the nasal tip can be a tricky rhinoplasty procedure. However, when done right, the results can be beautiful. This post will look at nose tip refinement – from the methods to the result to the recovery with a skilled plastic surgeon.
How Does Nose Tip Refinement Work?
The first step in nose tip refinement is to determine the purpose of the rhinoplasty surgery.
Very often, the issue that patients have with their nose tip is that it is projecting too far, leading to an awkward silhouette to the nose. However, length is not always the problem – sometimes the tip can be too broad, creating what is known as a “bulbous tip.”
Nose tip refinement is generally a procedure requiring a general anesthetic because nose job tip adjustments often involve removing or thinning cartilage or skin to give a nasal tip a more elegant appearance.
However, nose tip refinement can be done as a “closed rhinoplasty” rather than an open rhinoplasty; this means that the incisions used to perform the nose tip refinement are done inside the nose, leaving minimal scarring in the final result.
Tip Rhinoplasty Recovery Time
After your nose tip refinement, you likely will need to have nose splints and tape applied. This stage of the healing process should only last about a week, after which you should be good to go back to school or work.
Days after surgery, some discomfort or congestion is perfectly normal during this period, and your cosmetic surgeon can recommend medication to deal with this. There may also be swelling during your nose surgery – but this is perfectly normal. The swelling should vanish after about two weeks.
During this period, it’s best to take it easy and relax. There may be minor swelling for up to two months afterward, but this also typical.
If there is any swelling or pain past this point, or the swelling or pain becomes severe, you should always make sure to consult a doctor.
Tip Rhinoplasty Results
After a successful tip rhinoplasty, you should notice a significant improvement in your nose tip refinement. A more elegant nasal tip can change the whole silhouette of your nose.
Compared to other rhinoplasties, a nose job tip adjustment isn’t to make a more striking silhouette but rather to reduce the shape to something more discrete.
Reducing a bulbous nose can also help improve breathing, as surgeons reduce the excess cartilage and skin, leaving more room for airflow.
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Dr. Richard Rival is an Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon practicing in Facial Plastic Surgery exclusively. Are you looking for more information on nose tip refinement and nose tip rhinoplasties? Want to learn more about other rhinoplasty solutions? Feel free to contact us – we’re happy to answer any cosmetic surgery questions you may have.