A tip correction rhinoplasty surgery is incredibly similar to a regular rhinoplasty surgery, however, it focuses on the tip of the nose rather than undergoing surgery to alter the bridge or the shape of the rest of the nose. This is an incredibly common request as a number of patients are actually happy with the general shape of their nose and simply want the tip to be more proportionate and refined.
Generally, this is down to the tip of the nose being too bulbous and there are a number of factors that can contribute to this. The first factor is the thickness of the skin on the tip of the nose which requires the removal of a certain amount of underlying cartilage in addition to the removal of fibro-fatty tissue that has caused the bulbous appearance. The second major factor is the relationship and distance between the upper lip and the tip of the nose which can become out of proportion. It’s a common occurrence that the tip of the nose appears to look bulbous due to it drooping which could be due to an over-projected nasal hump at the bridge, but can also be down to the weight of the tissue inside the tip being too heavy to be supported at an appropriate and proportionate angle.
In order to perform a tip correction rhinoplasty surgery, your surgeon will assess the amount of cartilage within the nose and determine exactly how much can safely be removed to ensure that the nose will still remain stable once the surgery has been performed.