As a facial plastic surgeon, when I perform rhinoplasty for Toronto patients, I often do quite a bit of work on the nasal tip. The tip of the nose is usually the component of the face that protrudes the farthest forward. As a result, many of my Toronto rhinoplasty patients have developed unfortunate insecurities about the tips of their noses and the effects they have on their appearance.
A few of the common problems I see:
- An overprojected nasal tip. Many patients are displeased with a nasal tip that extends too far forward or slopes too dramatically out from the bridge. Removal of some cartilage can help alleviate this issue.
- A droopy tip. Often caused by a lack of supportive tissue, a nasal tip that hangs too low can be improved by building a stronger foundation. This is done by repositioning the tip with sutures or using the patient’s own cartilage from the nasal septum to support the tip.
- An overly round tip. In this case, the surgeon can remove some cartilage and use sutures to pull the nose inward, thereby creating a narrower tip.
When you are able to develop a clear idea of the exact modifications you want, it will help your surgeon work with you during your consultation to come up with a surgery plan that fits your face as a whole, leading to pleasing improvements in your facial balance and proportion.