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Is It Possible to Reduce Tip of Nose Without Doing Anything to the Dorsum or Would That Look Weird?

I had rhinoplasty a year and a half ago...

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Tip surgery is possible without changing the dorsum.

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This is definitely possible and is called a tip rhinoplasty, or tip-plasty. During your consultation, your whole nose can be assessed as to whether this would meet your aesthetic goals. 

Best, 

Dr. Zoumalan


Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is It Possible to Reduce Tip of Nose Without Doing Anything to the Dorsum or Would That Look Weird

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        Your tip can be made smaller with a closed rhinoplasty approach. The dorsum can remain unaltered.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Is It Possible to Reduce Tip of Nose Without Doing Anything to the Dorsum or Would That Look Weird?

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 No, not if that's what should be done aesthetically to the nose during the Rhinoplasty.  From the photos provided, the nasal tip is over projected, slightly under-rotated and a bit wide/bulky...while the nasal bridge is scooped.  A Tip-plasty would be able to address all of these issues.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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You can have a tip rhinoplasty only, without changing the dorsum. This is more common in revision rhinoplasties like in your case. You nasal tip has to be significantly reduced in order to achieve a beeter contour.

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While it is uncommon to have only tip work done when doing a primary rhinoplasty, it is not uncommon to have only tip work done during a revision rhinoplasty. At least one of the views you submitted makes it appear as if the tip is still a bit too big compared to the dorsum after your initial rhinoplasty. Given the difficulties inherent in a revision rhinoplasty in general, a consultation with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon using computer imaging is essential. Good luck.

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It is possible to reduce the nasal tip without altering the rest of the nose.  From your photographs you would appear to be a good candidate for a tip rhinoplasty.  

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