The nose is in the center of a face in a privileged place therefore we usually want it to be balanced and harmonious with the rest of our face. The presence of deformation of the tip of the nose can be secondary to a trauma, acquired during growth, it can also be linked to a congenital nasal malformation. Tip plasty tends to be for aesthetic reasons, but it can be performed for a functional reason such as solving the breathing problems as well. Rhinoplasty surgeries focus on reshaping the nasal bone, while nasal tip surgery usually involves replacing the cartilage. For aesthetic reasons, the objective of this surgery is to give the tip of the nose a shape proportional to the bridge of the nose and its other parts and to keep it in line with the aesthetics of the face. Your surgeon may reshape, move, or partially remove the cartilage to maintain balance. For excess cartilage tissue, the nose can be moved up the nose to raise the bridge. If your nostrils are too large, your surgeon can remove parts of the skin at the base of the nose.
Who Is This For?
Potential Risks & Side Effects
Success Rate: 90%
How Does it Work?
By performing tip plasty the cosmetic surgeon can:
What Does Tip Plasty Treatment Involve?
1. Consultation for Tip Plasty
The first step to start your tip plasty process will be the online consultation. At this stage, our specialists will ask you some questions to define your problem and your medical needs. The main target of this stage is to make sure whether you are a good candidate for tip plasty surgery or not. For example, you may need more a full rhinoplasty instead of tip plasty according to your complaints and symptoms. At this stage, your health history, medications you use, allergies you have, your previous surgeries, your nose images and your expectations about the process is the most important data to generate the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
2. Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic
Once it has been decided that you are a suitable candidate for the tip plasty procedure, we work on making the best treatment planning for you. We will share the results of the clinics and surgeons; which we created according to the criteria we receive from you. After you make a selection, we proceed to the stage of detailed adjustments.
3. Final Consultation with Your Surgeon
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your Tip Plasty surgeon. This first consultation will focus on your psychological motivations. This interrogation will be followed by a precise clinical examination. The anatomical structures of the nose, the importance of the shape of the tip of the nose, of its projection are analyzed by the surgeon to properly define the operative indication. It is then necessary to assess the concordance of your request with the clinical examination, then the consistency of your request with the surgical techniques available. Your surgeon then looks for local elements unfavorable to this surgery, in particular thick skin of poor quality, a general medical history, harmful habits like smoking, cardiovascular pathologies, or other pathologies which could contraindicate nose surgery. Your clinic will explain everything you need to know about your treatment process and try to simulate the results as much as possible, in order you to feel enlightened and ready.
4. Medical Examinations
Before the tip plasty process begins, your surgeon will conduct some necessary medical tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the procedure. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests and preliminary examinations to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the surgery and if any risk detected at this pre-operative stage, surgeons try to eliminate them first.
The tip plasty operation takes place in the operating room under general anesthesia.
Tip plasty is generally included reducing the tip of the nose and it is a very common surgical procedure because it is often necessary to harmonize the tip of the nose with the rest of the nose.
To reduce the nose tip, there are several surgical techniques:
Requests for nasal tip augmentation are also very specific and more specialized for nose tip for ethnic rhinoplasties. African and Asian patients have another aesthetic conception of the nose. They have a less projected nasal pyramid and less developed nasal tip cartilages than Caucasian patients. The tip plasty for nasal tip augmentation thus consists in grafting cartilages on the nasal point in order to increase the projection of it correcting a falling point.
Things You Should Consider After Tip Plasty Treatment
Is Tip Plasty Procedure Painful?
Post-operative pain may be experienced especially first few days after the procedure. Your surgeon will prescribe medications that will relieve your pain during the recovery period.
What Are the Surgical Techniques of Tip Plasty?
Open tip plasty: The open technique allows you to modify the tip of the nose more precisely and more significantly. This advanced rhinoplasty technique is reserved for difficult cases when the tip of the nose is very wide or drooping. This open technique also increases the projection of the nose during ethnic rhinoplasty.
Closed tip plasty: This technique makes it possible to reduce the upper edge of the cartilages of the tip of the nose (wing cartilages) and thus to refine the tip of the nose. This technique also improves the support of the tip of the nose by adding a cartilage graft. Surgeons generally reserve this technique for simple cases.
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