Ask a doctor

For my "Boxy Tip" Do I Need Rhinoplasty or Tip-plasty? Thank You! (photo)

I am concerned about my bulbous tip especially from a 3/4 angle. My skin is thick enough. In your opinion do the bones need to be broken? Can a refined nose be achieved? Thank you in advance, Helen.

Doctor Answers (1)

Correcting a Boxy Nose Tip

+2

If you are happy with every other aspect of your nose including the way you breath and the tip is your only source of unhappiness then all you you need would be a Ztip Rhinoplasty. In your case, the Lower Lateral cartilages making up the twin arches of the tip would be refined by removing a short upper segment from the top of each arch. The narrowed arches would then be further refined and brought together with stitches. A very reasonable and achievable cosmetic goal. 


Memphis Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.