How Much Refinement Of My Nasal Tip Can Rhinoplasty Create?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I do like the rhinoplasty images that you have shown. However, I’ve given it some more thought and was wondering if you thought I could have a more sculpted tip?

A:  What I was showing on the frontal images is the amount of refinement or sculpting of your tip that can be achieved. There are limits as to much tip refinement can be obtained in any patient and that is based on the thickness of their nasal skin. Thicker skin, like yours, will only shrink down so much no matter how much the underlying nasal cartilages are modified and narrowed. I try to show predicted results that are realistic so patient expectations are in line with what may actually happen… that is the best way to have a happy patient should they ever have the actual imaged rhinoplasty surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley