Whether you are experiencing breathing issues from a deviated septum, or are simply unsatisfied with the shape or proportion of your nose, there are many reasons why you may be interested in plastic surgery. With the progress that plastic surgery has made, rhinoplasty is no longer a one-size-fits-all procedure - skilled cosmetic surgeons are able to perform a variety of finely-tuned procedures to refine your features and enhance your natural beauty.
At the Keyes Surgery Center, Dr. Geoffrey Keyes performs a wide range of rhinoplasty procedures, including nose tip rhinoplasty, for patients at his Los Angeles cosmetic surgery practice. But what is nose tip rhinoplasty, and how does it differ from general rhinoplasty?
What Is Nose Tip Surgery?
No doubt you have heard of rhinoplasty before - whether by that name or its more common nickname, the nose job, it’s a procedure that seems common in Los Angeles.
A “tip rhinoplasty,” also known as “tiplasty” or surgery for the nose tip, is a more specific subset of rhinoplasty that deals specifically with the nasal tip. The surgery can also sometimes extend to a reshaping of the septum itself, in which case the procedure may be referred to as septoplasty.
Tip rhinoplasty and septoplasty are unique in that they do not deal with the hard bone structure of the nose bridge, instead dealing only with the soft cartilage of the nasal tip, septum, and nostrils. Because the bone structure remains untouched, this procedure is considered less invasive while still achieving significant results.
Why Choose Nose Tip Surgery?
Unlike a more thorough rhinoplasty procedure, which aims to dramatically alter the shape of the nose, the goal of tip rhinoplasty is a more subtle refinement of a patient’s features.
What Can I Expect During My Recovery from Nose Tip Surgery?
Compared to other types of rhinoplasty, the recovery period following nose tip surgery on its own is quick and uncomplicated due to the fact that no work is done to the bone structure of the face. Because of this fact, in most cases a patient is able to go without hard splints or gauze packing and use simple bandage dressings. The visible bruising and swelling that is normally associated with rhinoplasty, due to breakage and resetting of the nasal bones in a traditional procedure, is also absent following tip rhinoplasty.
With that said, it can still take months for swelling in the cartilage and soft tissue to fully subside, and so it may take some time before you will see the final outcome of your procedure.
Learn More about Rhinoplasty Surgery for the Nose Tip Today
If you are considering rhinoplasty, your choices for treatment are only limited by your imagination. The right procedure can lead to an improvement in self-esteem and confidence, as you blossom into the self that you always envisioned. Contact facial plastic surgery specialist Geoffrey R. Keyes, MD, FACS, at Keyes Surgery Center, to schedule a consultation and learn more about your nose tip surgery options today.