Worlds Best Plastic & Cosmetic Frequently Asked Questions & Answers on Rhinoplasty

Question from potential client: How much do you think it would cost to get the tip of my nose skinnier?

Dr. Francis R. Palmer’s answer:

IMHO after performing Rhinoplasty, for over 20 years is that Rhinoplasty is done to achieve a naturally, attractive and refined nose. From the photos, the nose appear to have a wide tip as well and mid nasal section making it more aesthetically appropriate to thin the entire nose, IMHO.  Thinning, the nasal tip alone may make the nose appear wider and shorter in appearance.

Side or profile views as well as one form the base, of the nose, would be helpful for further evaluation. An Open Rhinoplasty, IMO, has the ability to reduce and refine the nasal tip to the greatest extend due to the increased exposure and ability for direct intervention. However, IMO, the open technique rotates the tip between 5-7 degrees and if your tip is rotated at the appropriate aesthetic angle of 105 to 115 degrees already, this would create an over-rotated, shortened nose. In this instance, a closed Rhinoplasty and tip-plasty would be recommended.

Prices will vary among Rhinoplasty Surgeons with an average, IMO, of around $10,000 for the more experienced Rhinoplasty Surgeons regardless of their geographical location. Pricing is typically determined by the level of experience and the difficulty of the specific Rhinoplasty case. My advice is to find a Rhinoplasty Surgeon who you feel has the appropriate aesthetic judgment, experience and skill first and then worry about the price.