Suture Technique for Narrowing Nose Tip?

I would like to slightly narrow the tip of my nose. My side profile is wonderful, and the bridge of my nose is narrow, its only the tip that needs a small amount of narrowing. My doctor suggested the suture technique? Anyone have any opinions on this?

Doctor Answers (2)

How to narrow the tip of your nose.


If you need the tip of your nose narrowed, you need to find a board-certified, experienced, Rhinoplasty surgeon. You should also see many photos of patients with simillar nasal-tips as yours before proceeding.

The choice of techniques is not as important as your final result. There are many ways to narrow a nasal tip, and we as surgeons, tend to utilize techniques that will provide the desired result.

I've attached a recent Rhinoplasty photo that demonstrates tip refinement 3 mos. after surgery. This was achieved with angle-division, suturing the medial crurae, and a cephalic trim of the lower lateral cartilages. I know this sounds confusing, but there are so many different "suturing techniques", and no single one of them is superior. The choice of surgeon is critical.

I hope this helps, and best regards.

West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Suture techinique is one option.


Yes I have an option. You  are describing a relatively simple method of nasal contouring called a tip rhinoplasty. Depending on what need to be done, a variety of procedures can be performed wioth the suture tecnique being a popular option

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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