Tip Plasty and Tip Graft is a type of cosmetic surgery may be performed to reduce a large, square,
or bulbous nasal tip, to treat an upturned or sagging nasal tip, or just to change the appearance of the
The surgery includes realignment of the alar cartilage by resection and suture, fibroareolar and
subcutaneous tissue, tip graft and columellar strut. The nasal tip is positioned high and elegant,
methods such as cartilage suture, cartilage grafting and blocking the nasal septum.
The procedure usually takes around 1 hour depending on the surgical treatment and the extent of
Care after surgery:
You will feel some pain and discomfort at the nose area during the first days after surgery but can be
alleviated by medications prescribed. Expect some bruising and swelling during first few days and will
usually subside in about 1 week.
The typical recovery would be around 3 weeks. Sutures are removed within 10 days after the
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision.
Risks and complications:
These are complication free. However, all grafts have potential for asymmetry and migration.
Although this may seem like a simple operation because it involves such a small area, a tip plasty may
be one of the most challenging aspects of nose surgery. Disruption of the cartilage that supports the
tip of the nose can cause the tip to collapse, rotate or lose projection; therefore tip plasty should be
performed by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon.
Type of anesthesia use:
This procedure is generally under local or general anesthesia.
The patient can be discharge from the hospital on the same day of the surgery.
Preparation prior to surgery:
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout
your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase