The thought of having a full nose job (or rhinoplasty surgery) can be overwhelming and intimidating, even if you really want to change the way your nose looks. Have you considered the possibility that you do not need to change the entire structure or appearance of your nose? Perhaps it’s only the tip that needs work. If so, tip refinement rhinoplasty may be all you need to achieve your desired changes.
Dr. Jeff Raval’s philosophy is always “less is more.” Tip refinement is a perfect example. Modifying just the tip of your nose can change the look of your entire face, balancing your features and, in some cases, even making your face appear slimmer. But it is not the right solution for everyone. Let's take a closer look.
What Might Tip Refinement Rhinoplasty Do for You?
This procedure is typically used to:
- Reduce the size of a bulbous or wide-looking tip
- Straighten a hooked tip
- Lift a droopy tip
- Smooth an upturned tip
- Re-balance asymmetrical nostrils
- Reduce nostril flaring
- Further refine a previous rhinoplasty
As with every cosmetic surgery, great results can depend on realistic expectations. Can we make changes? Certainly. But there is no such thing as a perfect nose, just as there is no perfect face. Improvement is in the eye of the beholder. Understanding what nose tip refinement can and cannot accomplish will help ensure you are pleased with your nose’s new look.
One way to see what’s possible is to review before and after pictures of real patients who have undergone a nose tip rhinoplasty. Dr. Raval can show you examples in person.
The Nose Tip Refinement Procedure
If you're beginning to consider nose tip refinement, you've come to the right place. Dr. Raval specializes in rhinoplasty. It’s his first love when it comes to facial surgical procedures, so he takes special pride in using his years of experience and artistic talent to make small changes that produce positively noticeable results.
Where a full rhinoplasty might involve changes to your nasal bone and interior structures, nose tip refinement removes or reshapes only cartilage. It is possible that Dr. Raval will recommend using facial fillers instead, if that will be enough to make the change you want. More likely, he may recommend using a filler along with nose tip surgery, to enhance the final result.
Less Surgery Means Less Downtime
As we noted above, nose tip rhinoplasty is not a suitable solution for everyone. However, if it will work in your situation, you can have your new and improved nose with less surgery. But remember, it is surgery. It is an outpatient procedure, performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. Because it is less invasive and less extensive, you can expect to recover quite a bit faster than you would after a full rhinoplasty.
And since it takes less time and is less complicated, tip refinement surgery costs less than a complete nose job, too.
Is Tip Refinement Rhinoplasty the Solution for You?
Now that you know that there is such an option, you can explore the possibilities with Dr. Raval. During a personal consultation, you can discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals and Dr. Raval can examine your facial structure and nose. Together you can decide if you are a good candidate for nose tip refinement and then he will recommend a surgical plan.
To learn even more, click below for a more in depth look at rhinoplasty procedures.