Is tip refinement in primary rhinoplasty optional?
Hello ThatGalKatie - Thanks for your question. It may make sense to have simulations performed of what you think you want the nose to look like and what your surgeon thinks is a good looking nose for you. If they match, you are on the same page. If not, I would suggest you stick with what you think you would like best. Rhinoplasty is irreversible so if you aren't comfortable with the plan, make sure you find a plan that makes you comfortable. A good rhinoplasty surgeon will work with this type of situation. Good luck, Dr. Shah
Tip refinement in primary rhinoplasty
The nose is a three-dimensional structure, therefore a full set of facial photographs are required to make a determination about reducing the width of the nasal tip. To reduce the bulbous tip requires suture techniques and/or a conservative cartilage removal. Occasionally, cartilage grafts are also used. The tip of the nose is very complicated, so it's important to sort that out prior to undergoing a rhinoplasty surgery. It is very wise to have another sit-down consultation with your surgeon to set the expectations, so that there is no miscommunication