Am I a good candidate for tip reduction and to increase tip rotation without changing the hump? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Aims of rhinoplasty
Your surgeon can accomplish this by trimming, suturing, and reshaping the cartilage in your lower nose ideally via an open approach.Cartilage grafts may also be used to help improve tip refinement but may not be needed in your case. It would be easier for the surgeon to raise your tip slightly and prevent it dropping if your bridge hump could be lowered slightly. Obviously it is not possible to achieve a facsimile of someone else's nose of course
Your nose looks a to like the picture currently
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 and a conservative dorsal hump reduction. 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
Tip plasty after septum surgery
Thank you for your pictures! What you are looking for is certainly achievable - slight rotation and improving tip definition. I suggest you discuss this with your operating surgeon as this is a frequent request in males undergoing nasal surgery who want an improvement without changing their overall appearance. Another added benefit is this can all easily be done endonasally. Best of luck!