Noses are one of the most prominent features of our face, so it’s no wonder that they are so heavily scrutinized. So many of us want to alter the size and shape of our noses to make them more aesthetically pleasing. However, the idea of undergoing a rhinoplasty can often be a daunting thought. It can sometimes involve altering the bones, and the recovery can involve lots of bruising and swelling. So it’s understandable that rhinoptip correction is becoming ever increasingly popular.
What is rhinotip correction?
Rhinotip correction is an alteration to the nose tip’s cartilage. This is considered to be less invasive than a full rhinoplasty and will involve less downtime. Unlike a rhinoplasty, rhinotip correction leaves the bone structure intact.
Who is a good candidate for rhinotip correction?
You will need a consultation with a surgeon, who will be able to assess whether you are a suitable candidate for rhinotip correction, or whether you will require a full rhinoplasty.
Those who may be a good candidate for rhinotip correction include those who:
- Have a drooping nose
- Want to sculpt a bulbous tip
- Want to revise a previous rhinoplasty
- Want to straighten a curve in the nose
- Have unbalanced nostrils
- Have nostrils that flare
Rhinotip correction is only available to those who are 18 years or older. You will have to have reasonable expectations about what the procedure involves and what the outcome will be. Rhinotip correction is suitable for both men and women.
What does rhinotip correction involve?
A rhinotip correction will involve altering the underlying cartilage. Excess skin can also be removed from the tip or the alar bases. However, most work can be done internally to ensure there is minimal scarring.
Rhinotip correction can be performed under both TIVA anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation. Your surgeon will be able to advise you what the best option for you is.
There are numerous different methods for performing rhinotip correction. This includes:
- Cephalic trim: a popular form of rhinoplasty, it involves trimming or removing cartilage along the cephalic edge, creating a more defined nasal tip. Surgeons must be careful to avoid taking away too much cartilage, as this may cause structural and aesthetic problems.
- Dome binding suturing: this involves placing a suture on top of and below the tip of the nose to guide with the shape of the nose. This is good for those who are looking to have a less bulbous and rounded nose.
- Lower Lateral Crural Strut Graft: this means a more bulbous, round nose will appear more pinched.
- Lower Lateral Overlay: the lower lateral crural is shaved across the small axis.
- Tip Defatting: this is the method for those with a bulbous tip caused by too much fibro fat on the tip of the nose.
What can I expect during the recovery period?
You can expect to see some swelling in the first few months following the procedure. Once this goes down, you will be able to see the final results of the procedure.
It is normal to experience some bruising, which may last one to two weeks.
Most people need to take at least one week off work; however, this will vary, and others may need to take a longer period of time off work.
Are you interested in rhinotip reduction? This is a procedure Centre for Surgery currently offers. Contact us today to find out more about rhinotip reduction, or to book in your consultation with one of our surgeons.