Rhinoplasty doesn’t have to be extensive. In fact, many people only want subtle enhancement of the tip of their nose or nostrils. This procedure, sometimes referred to as a “tip” rhinoplasty, helps Tucson area patients achieve subtle improvements with less downtime.
Tip rhinoplasty requires less recovery time because it does not modify the underlying bone or cartilage of the nose. When the bone or cartilage is broken and reshaped during traditional rhinoplasty, it requires about 6 weeks to heal and is very fragile during that healing period. The recovery period is much shorter by comparison for tip rhinoplasty, allowing you to return to your regular routine more quickly.