Would I be a good candidate for a tip plasty? (Photo)
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Tip Rhinoplasty Takes A Special Hand
Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult plastic surgeries to perform, mostly because the tip of the nose is a highly complex, multi-planed structure. To revise the tip of your nose to make it more pointed and defined, you need to spend time finding a facial plastic surgeon with specialized training in facial aesthetics and long experience with tip rhinoplasty. I hope this helps.
Changing the tip...
You can certainly change the size of the tip by manipulating the cartilage inside the nose. The bridge can be refined slightly at the same time. The most important thing is seeing a rhinoplasty specialist that can image your nose and discuss what is possible with you.
Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.
The harmony between facial parts makes us instinctively recognize the beauty... without knowing it, without defining it, just a perception that surprises and captivates us.
In this regard, I suggest perform a Closed Rhinoplasty (without visible scars) to treat the tip, base and nasal bridge.
With this procedure you get a delicate nose, better harmonize with your other facial features.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
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I do not think a tip plasty is sufficient.
Your tip lacks projection and you have an acute nasolabial angle.
The tip need projection from a septal cartilage tip graft and the nose needs to be rotated upwards.
You may also benefit from a trim of the cephalic edges of the lateral crura but since there is no frontal view, I cannot be sure.
This is not an easy nose. It is deceptive.
Thank you for your question and photograph.
I would recommend scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty, that way they can perform a physical examination of your nose and give you the optimal results you desire. From what I can tell from your photographs, it appears you would benefit from a tip rhinoplasty which includes trimming the lower lateral cartilages and placing precision sutures to refine the tip and make it look more pleasing. I would encourage you to submit frontal photos. Best of luck in your endeavors!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your
photograph, you may benefit from a tip refining rhinoplasty. Your surgeon can
accomplish this by trimming, suturing, and reshaping the cartilage in your
lower nose. Cartilage grafts may also be used to help improve tip refinement.
You may also benefit from a cephalic rotation of your tip to turn up your tip
slightly. The key for you will be very conservative changes to your nose. Make sure you specifically look at before and after
pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon
and not just a computer animation system. The most important
aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek
consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate
you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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