Tip Work

The Rhinoplasty Clinic Pte Ltd.


Tip rhinoplasty or tip projection indicates a cosmetic nasal operation that primarily focuses on the modification of the patient’s tip of the nose. A nose tip includes subcutaneous tissues, skin, and the cartilage.

The most common complaint among Chinese, Malays and other Orientals and Southeast Asians is a bulbous tip. Very often this is a combination of thick, oily skin with weak cartilaginous support underneath. Refining such a tip is often one of the most challenging aspects of Asian Rhinoplasty. Often, several techniques have to be used in conjunction to achieve satisfactory results.

Types of Nose Tip Asymmetries

Irregular Nasal Tip: In some people, it is observed that one side of the nose tip appears dissimilar from the other side. For instance, one of the sides may be smaller, bigger, lower ,higher or somewhat twisted compared to the other side. As the shape of the nose tip is mainly dependent on the underlying cartilage, an irregular nose tip may develop due to an injury or genetic reasons. An aesthetic surgeon with expertise in cosmetic rhinoplasty can effectively work on the cartilage underlying the nasal tip, such that both the sides look symmetrical.

Nasal Tip Projection: A disproportionate nasal tip projection appears to stem out from the end of a person’s nose. This deformity can make nose tip bigger than it essentially is. An excessive nose tip projection can be dealt in two ways:

  1. Raising the nose bridge so that the tip no longer appears irregular
  2. Reducing the nose tip projection by seeking help from an experienced cosmetic surgeon

Bulbous Tip: A bulbous nose tip appears more rounded if a person’s domal cartilage is extremely wide and rounded. It is commonly observed that people with thicker nose skin are more likely to have a rounded nose tip. Such a feature is commonly seen in a non-Caucasian nose, where the lower lateral cartilages of the patient may be too convex, wide, or both.

Nose Tip Refinement & Treatment

Tip rhinoplasty or nose tip surgery is a surgical procedure, which helps a patient to change his/her appearance by transforming the structure of their nose tip. The procedure can increase or reduce the shape, size, and width of their nasal tip along with altering the angle between their upper lip and the nose. This operation helps a person to correct his/her nasal birth defects and injuries.

Best plastic surgery clinics in Korea and Singapore are known to customize tip rhinoplasty surgery, depending upon the needs and requirements of the patient. Surgeons may make incisions either within the nose or alternatively conceal these incisions in unremarkable nose locations through the open tip rhinoplasty procedure. While some of the tip rhinoplasty techniques leverage cartilage grafts to enhance the nasal tip projection, others are performed to improve the nasal breathing while carrying out the tip rhinoplasty at the same time.

The best candidates for tip rhinoplasty are individuals looking for improvements in the appearance of their nose. Besides realistic expectations, psychological stability and good health are important factors considered for a patient contemplating this surgical procedure. At times, tip rhinoplasty may also be performed in combination with other surgical procedures.

Risks & Complications

The potential risks and complications associated with this treatment involve improper changes in the appearance of a person’s nasal region, along with:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection & Allergic reactions
  • Chronic pain
  • Numbness
  • Scarring
  • Delayed healing
  • Cartilage & Blood Vessel Damage
  • Asymmetry
  • Nasal septal perforation
  • Delayed healing


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