What is a Tip Plasty?

What is a Tip Plasty and is it performed as part of a Rhinoplasty or separate?

Doctor Answers 5

Tip plasty

Usually when someone mentions tip pasty it refers to the isolated procedure to improve the tip, but yes this is often part of a full rhinoplasty.


New York Plastic Surgeon
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What is a tip-plasty?

A tip plasty is usually a component rhinoplasty procedure that addresses making the required changes.  Tip-plasty surgery can include surgery on the nasal tip for  cartilage removal, suture techniques, or cartilage grafting techniques, depending upon what is required

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What is a Tip Plasty?

A tip plasty can involve trimming, suturing, and reshaping the cartilage in your lower nose.  This can be done alone or at the same time as a full Rhinoplasty.  

















Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Tip rhinoplasty

Thank you for your question.

A tip rhinoplasty includes trimming the lower lateral cartilages and placing precision sutures to refine the tip and make it look more pleasing. This can be performed by itself or in addition to a rhinoplasty. 
Sincerely,

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

Rhinoplasty

Hello and thank you for your question.  A tip plasty can involve trimming, suturing, and reshaping the cartilage in your lower 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

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

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