The tip of my nose is too round. Can this be corrected with rhinoplasty?
Patients often feel the tip of their nose is too large or round. This can be corrected during rhinoplasty with a variety of techniques. Cartilage removal techniques can decrease the size of the lower nasal cartilages decreasing the size of the nasal tip. Suturing techniques can be used to narrow and refine the nasal cartilages as well. With healing, these sutures provide a permanent change in the appearance of the nasal tip. Patients with thicker skin may require more aggressive cartilage cutting techniques to get the definition they want. Your nasal surgeon will have other techniques as well to give more definition to the nasal tip.
Video imaging can be used to visualize what your nose would look like after surgery. This can be used to make sure you and your surgeon are on the same page with goals for the appearance of your nasal tip and nose.
Rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of the nasal tip. Finding out which techniques are right for you starts with a consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Posted by Mark M. Hamilton M.D. FACS