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Options with Regards to Tip Refinement? (photo)

Besides having a hump reduction. What would be the best option to refine the tip? Would it be cephalic disection and rotation? Or chartillage tip grafts?

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Nasal tip refinement


  A conservative amount of cartilage can be removed through cephalic resection of the tip. No rotation is necessary. A spreader graft may also be needed on the concave upper lateral cartilage area to make the mid-vault portion of the nose more symmetrical. Please see the  link below  for examples of how we have addressed the tip in our rhinoplasty practice

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Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and tip


Tip grafts are often not necessary. Without a good exam in person and worm's eye view photos it is difficult to assess you properly.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Tip refinement


Your tip is bulbous and ptotic (droopy). The tip needs to be narrowed, defined, and rotated up. This can be done using a columellar strut graft and dome sutures with a lateral crural steal.

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Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Tip Refinement


Tip definition should be improved whether this is achieved by changing the contour of you tip cartilages or adding a tip graft. An examination of your nose is necessary to make a specific recommendation. I would not increase tip rotation. 

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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