Tip plastic and lips. (photos)

I'm interested in having some minimally invasive procedures done and would love some insight. My first concern is the tip-platt. I'm wondering if something simple like a closed rhinoplasty/ intersomal stitch will give me the results I'm looking for. The second question is regarding my lips. I've always felt I have fairly full lips however it's always bothered me that they do not touch in the center when my mouth is at rest. you could also say my smile is 'gummy' esp. Regarding my top lip.

Doctor Answers 4

Tip rhinoplasty and lips

Great question, I would suggest that refining just the tip will leave your nose too broad and bulky up top and would put your face out of balance, would not recommend just a tip rhinoplsty on you, the lips are very pt specific, some pt's like some incisor show, others prefer none, a good test would be botox to temporarily lengthen the lip and if you like the muscle could be released with a small procedure, good luck and search to you find  surgeon you trust...

Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

Nose and Lip

The Tip of the nose can often be addressed with a minimalistic approach.  It can be slightly narrowed and enhanced through a closed or an open approach.  The concern for upper lip shape must be carefully considered in this setting.  occasionally the lip can be lengthened resulting in a less "gummy" smile with the use of something like botox or fillers.  If these treatments are not indicated, then the lip can be lengthened with a minor procedure.  You should work with a facial plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and develop a plan that will help you look and feel your best.  Best Regards! 

Sean R. Weiss, MD, FACS
New Orleans Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Tip Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure which requires many steps to achieve the desired results.  Simple one or two step maneuvers rarely  yield the results that a patient wants or believes could have been achieved.  It is always best to meet with your surgeon and discuss the details of the procedure in advance of trying to decide how to do the surgery.  Lip fillers may be an easier fix to your lip problem or perhaps botox for a gummy smile

J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FACS
Lafayette Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Full rhinoplasty, not tip plasty is required

 The nose is a three-dimensional structure, it must look good in all 3 dimensions after  Rhinoplasty surgery has been performed. Performing only a tip plasty will narrow the tip, but the remainder of the nose will be out of balance to the new tip. The dorsal hump will need to be shaved down and the bridge line narrowed and refined. For more information and many examples, please  see the link  and the video below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 143 reviews

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