Shaping and refining the tip of the nose
Even with the advancements made in medicine today, nose surgery can be a lengthy and complex process to endure. If you perhaps want to avoid having an extensive operation performed on your nose, you may consider whether or not tip refinement would be a better choice.
Just like regular nasal surgery, a tip refinement can be an ideal way to improve the way your nose looks. However, instead of your entire nose being worked on, the surgeon will focus just on the very end rather than the bridge or the upper sinus cavities.
Refinements are often a popular choice for people who have bulbous noses and want to make their facial features look slimmer. This procedure is also done when people want an upturn of their noses rather than a hook or blunt tip.
Length of Recovery
Traditional nasal surgery is an extensive medical procedure that requires a relatively lengthy recovery period. If you have a full-on nose job done, you may have to spend several weeks recovering, which could mean missing work, school, or other important obligations.
Tip refinement, however, proves to be a less extensive procedure and one that does not incur the lengthy recovery period as a regular nose job. The surgeon may make two to three small incisions at the tip of your nose to rework the cartilage into the desired shape. Because your nose does not have to be broken and the procedure itself does not call for invasive work, you can recover in a fraction of the time.
A shorter recovery period means that you can get back to your daily life sooner and reap the benefits of your new look faster.
Tip refinement may be medically necessary if you suffer from some nasal conditions that make breathing difficult. For example, if the tip of your nose hooks over the top of your lip, you may have difficulties breathing, as well as talking without a nasal sound.
Likewise, if the tip of your nose deviates from the bridge, you may struggle to breathe deeply at night and perhaps even snore loudly. Having the tip of your nose refined can relieve these difficulties and also help you speak and sleep better.
People who suffer from frequent sinus infections also tend to benefit from this procedure. As with deviated septums and hook noses, tips that are askew or turned at a downward angle can make it difficult for people to fight off infections and colds. When their tips are straightened, they can blow their noses better and enjoy overall better sinus health.
Tip refinement can be a better choice when you want to avoid extensive nose surgery. This procedure is carried out on patients for these reasons. If you’re interested in tip refinement, contact Princeton Plastic Surgeons today to schedule a consultation.