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What Are the Benefits of Having a Droopy Tip Procedure Versus a Traditional Rhinoplasty?

If there are no issues with the bridge of the nose, but the end of the nose is bulbous, what rhinoplasty procedures work best?

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Surgery for droopy nasal tip

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The bulbousness of the nasal tip is addressed with tip suturing techniques and occasionally removal of excess cartilage.  The droopy tip needs to be supported and must balance the remainder of the nose.  Attention is usually directed towards releasing the depressor septi muscle, which further pulls the tip downwards and accentuates the nasal tip droopiness.


Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What Are the Benefits of Having a Droopy Tip Procedure Versus a Traditional Rhinoplasty?

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If there are no issues with the bridge of the nose, but the end of the nose is bulbous, what rhinoplasty procedures work best?

 If the nasal bridge is not going to be refined, during the Rhinoplasty, the procedure is technically called a "Tip Plasty".  Using an open or closed technique, the nasal tip can be refined and shaped.

 

 

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Tip-Plasty vs Full Rhinoplasty

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Every nasal procedure is individualized to achieve the best possible result with the least amount of surgery. Discuss all alternatives with an experienced s surgeon so that both of you establish reasonable goals and expectations. 

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Tip rhinoplasty for a bulbous and droopy tip

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Tip rhinoplasty can address tip bulbosity and droopiness.  However, you must realize that rhinoplasty is a complex procedure. Changing one part will affect the overall shape of a nose relative to other parts. You need to have a consultation with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon to evaluate your nose as a whole. Good luck. Dr. Kevin Sadati.

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Tip surgery

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Nasal tip surgery is performed all the time for a droopy tip.  I prefer to do the procedure using an open technqiue to get the best exposure so that I can do precise work.

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What are the benefits of tip surgery?

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There is no one procedure that fits all. Tip changes are accomplished by repositioning, suture reshaping removing and adding cartilage. A given nose may need one or all of these to reach the desired goal. Have a consult with computer imaging to try and visualize what you would like your overall result to look lie. Then your surgeon will devise an operative plan of techniques to get you there.

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Rhinoplasty for the bulbous tip with downturned nose.

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 Rhinoplasty for the bulbous tip with downturned nose can be done alone. However, you should see an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon to evaluate the entire nose.

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Technique

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You need to discuss in ful the options with your surgeon. Ther are times when a tip-plasty is all you need but, you must evaluate the entire nose. Send pictures for more help

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Correction of the Nasal Tip is part of Nose Surgery

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A nose surgery should not be confined to a single aspect of the nose. Instead, the nose is evaluated AND treated as a whole with all aspect and short-comings being treated together. A bulbous, sagging tip is refined and lifted at the same time as a high arch is lowered, a deviated septum is corrected etc.

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