In some cases, the tip of the nose may be the only area requiring surgical attention.
Tip rhinoplasty can refine/reshape the tip of the nose if it appears too large or out of proportion. This part of the nose is mostly cartilage and soft tissue, so no bone work or fracturing of the bone is undertaken.
The tip of the nose cannot normally be operated on from inside, so an incision across the columella (the tissue between the nostrils) is required, which will leave a visible scar. Following surgery, the wound will be closed with removable stitches on the outside.
The procedure will take place under a general anaesthetic on an outpatient basis or with an overnight stay in hospital.