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Medically Reviewed by Dr. J. Hopkins


December 20, 2017

Rhinoplasty is explicitly designed to satisfy a broad number of severe nasal deformities, breathing issues, and cosmetic troubles. It is a versatile procedure. However, many patients do not seek rhinoplasty for major nasal problems. Instead, they hope for subtle changes to the overall appearance of their nose, creating better balance. For many, full rhinoplasty is not the choice. Tip rhinoplasty may be more to their liking. Determining which is better suited for the situation is often left up to the discretion of your surgeon, though.

Tip Rhinoplasty

Tip rhinoplasty is better suited as a cosmetic procedure. The operation involves reshaping the tip of the nose to lift, make it smaller, or change its overall shape. Patients typically have no major nasal issues; they only wish their aesthetics were a little more pleasing. There’s nothing wrong with that whatsoever.

In fact, tip rhinoplasty is often used to enhance the natural beauty of the nose and face, and the results are usually significant. Of course, every patient is different and results may vary.

Full Rhinoplasty

A full rhinoplasty is still an option. The procedure – both cosmetic and functional – provides a change, more confidence, and a better self-image for both men and women seeking more from their facial features. The full procedure covers the entire nose rather than the tip alone.

Concerning function, many patients seek a full rhinoplasty procedure due to complications when breathing. A bulbous nose may restrict airways, reducing the intake and outtake of air. For many, this is cause for concern. Nasal surgery can, and will, address such concerns and provide a healthier, shapelier nose in the long-run.

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Whatever your reasoning, tip rhinoplasty or full rhinoplasty could be the procedure that boosts your confidence and improves your airways. Contact J Hopkins Plastic Surgery by calling [phone] today.