Nasal tip plasty is a type of nose surgery or Rhinoplasty surgery, its only deals with the tip of the nose not other parts of the nose like Nose width, bridge of the nose etc.., this cosmetic surgery procedure reduces the fat on your Nose tip and gives you the perfect shape for your nose.
Some people may have a big bulbous nose, the nasal tip plasty corrects any such defects by creating an elevation on the tip of the nose or by adjusting the already existing tip elevation so that it looks raised enough while having a proper angle between the nose and the lips. Sometimes, nasal tip plasty is also performed on an already narrow nose to give it a lift on the tip, thus, raising the high points.
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – The incision
Nose surgery is performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.
Through these incisions, the skin that covers the nasal bones and cartilages is gently raised, allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.
Open nose surgery incision across the columella
Nose surgery incision
Step 3 – Reshaping the nose structure
An overly large nose may be reduced by removing bone or cartilage. Sometimes surgery of the nose may require the addition of cartilage grafts.
Most commonly, cartilage from the septum, the partition in the middle of the nose, is used for this purpose. Occasionally cartilage from the ear or rarely a section of rib cartilage can be used.
Step 4 – Correcting a deviated septum
If the septum deviates, it can be straightened and the projections inside the nose reduced to improve breathing.
Step 5 – Closing the incision
Once the underlying structure of the nose is sculpted to the desired shape, nasal skin and tissue are redraped and incisions are closed.
Additional incisions may be placed in the natural creases of the nostrils to alter their size.
Benefits of Nasal tip plasty surgery