What Is Tip Rhinoplasty?

Tip rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes or moves the nasal tip cartilage (lower lateral nasal cartilage) for a smaller, streamlined and elegant looking nose. If you are concerned with your nose tip and wonder what a perfect nose might look like, this procedure could help. Tip rhinoplasty or a mini nose job is a surgical procedure with high satisfaction rates that reduces the width of your nasal tip and gives it a more model-like projection.

Am I A Good Candidate For Mini Nose Job?

To be a good candidate for a mini nose job, you should:

  • Have an enlarged nasal tip as a result of:
  • Thick nose skin
  • Large nose cartilage
  • Normal size nose cartilage that is positioned in a wrong way
  • Trauma to the nose
  • A rhinoplasty procedure that gave bad results
  • Have a droopy nose tip
  • Have a bulbous nose tip that you would like to have narrowed
  • Have asymmetrical nostrils, especially as a result of trauma, injury or hereditary factors
  • Have an undesirable curvature or malpositioning of the tip
  • Would like more nose projection
  • Have realistic expectations of what plastic surgery can do for you
  • Be fit, healthy and not a smoker
  • If you fall into one or more of these categories, you may be the right candidate for the mini nose job procedure. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr Scott Turner and let him assess your nose and suggest the best nose surgery for your desired results.

What Are The Benefits Of Mini Nose Job ?

A mini nose job procedure, also known as a tipoplasty procedure, reshapes the tip of the nose. Tip rhinoplasty is a great way to reduce the tip of the nose, narrow the nostrils, and elevate the tip for more projection. This procedure reshapes the nasal tip and gives it a more contoured, balanced appearance. It moves the focal point of your face towards the eyes and compliments your facial contours.

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Recovery After Tip Rhinoplasty

Recovery after a tip rhinoplasty is a short and easy recovery. During this procedure, Dr Scott Turner addresses the tip of the nose only and since there is little surgery around the bone, the bruising and swelling after a mini nose job is minimal.

Risk & Complications Of Mini Nose Job

A mini nose job is a surgical procedure, and like every other surgical procedure, it has some associated risks and complications. The risks and complications of a mini nose job or a tip rhinoplasty can include

  • Bleeding, Bruising, Swelling, Nose tip discolouration, Difficulty breathing through your nose, Numbness in the nose tip area, Scar, A hole in the septum (septal perforation), Adverse reactions of the anaesthetic used.

Next Steps

Your Cosmetic Plastic surgery consultation

During your consultation, Dr Turner will discuss your goals, and provide an in-depth explanation of your desired surgery and what that means for you. He can also discuss different surgical techniques, benefits, and risks of procedures available.

Most importantly, however, this is the time for you to have all of your questions answered and to be completely listened to and understood by your surgeon. We ask that you please come prepared with any questions you may have for Dr Turner, and look forward to discussing your individualised plan.



Ensure you have done your research, both on your desired surgery, as well as your surgeon.


Book a consultation

Submit an enquiry through our website or give us a call before booking your consultation. To ensure you are a suitable candidate for your desired procedure, Dr Turner asks to review your images before making a booking. This saves time and money if you are not a suitable candidate, in which case our lovely team will help direct you to an alternative procedure.


Meet with Dr Turner

Once your images have been approved and your consultation has been booked, we ask that you prepare any questions you may have for Dr Turner, as well as some images of desired outcomes for your surgery, this helps ensure you and Dr Turner are on the same page when discussing realistic results.


More questions?

Looking for more information before your consultation? You can book an additional 15min complimentary consultation with one of our patient liaisons here https://calendly.com/patients-bookings/patient-consult?month=2023-02


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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions about Tip Rhinoplasty Surgery

What is the perfect nose?

The perfect nose is whichever nose shape and size suit your face the best. Generally, a nose should be long, narrow, and have no curvatures, a droopy nose tip, or a bulbous tip. A small nose job or a bulbous nose reduction procedure is a commonplace surgical procedure that reshapes your nose for a well-balanced face and more satisfaction with the way your nose looks.

Can you fix a bulbous nose tip?

Yes, you can fix a bulbous nose tip by a bulbous tip correction. This procedure reshapes the cartilages of your nose for a better defined nasal tip with greater nasal projection. You may ask your surgeon about a ‘mini nose job’ or a ‘mini rhinoplasty’ if you would like to have a better-contoured nose tip.

What is a mini rhinoplasty?

Unlike a full rhinoplasty, a mini rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes only the tip of your nose. In this procedure, Dr Scott Turner will make a small incision on your columella and the inside of your nostrils and reshape the lower nasal cartilages.

What is a small nose job?

A small nose job or a mini rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the tip of the nose only. It is commonly used to narrow a wide nasal tip and reduce any nostril asymmetry that you may experience.

What is tip plasty?

Tip plasty or tipoplasty is a surgical procedure that narrows a wide nasal tip. It corrects nostril asymmetry, wide nostrils and a bulbous nose. If you are concerned with how your nasal tip looks or think a differently shaped nose tip may suit your face better, contact Dr Scott Turner and get a professional opinion.

Is tip plasty easier than rhinoplasty?

Yes, a tip plasty is an easier surgical procedure than a rhinoplasty. In tip plasty, Dr Turner, your specialist plastic surgeon, does not touch the nasal bones or the upper nasal cartilages. This results in less bruising and swelling and a shorter recovery time. A tip plasty procedure generally takes up to 45 minutes, while a full rhinoplasty can take anywhere between 3-4 hours, depending on what needs to be done.

Does tip plasty last forever?

Yes, a tip plasty lasts forever. The tissues that your surgeon, Dr Scott Turner, operated on cannot grow back. However, serious trauma to the nose tip, a repeated tip rhinoplasty by an inexperienced surgeon as well as aging can change the shape of your nose many years after your tip rhinoplasty.

Does a nose job hurt?

You may experience some discomfort after a mini nose job, as the tissues heal and your nose tip gets its desired shape. During the tip plasty procedure, you will be either under local anaesthesia with intravenous sedation or under general anaesthesia. During the recovery period, you will be taking pain relievers to help ease the discomfort.

How long is mini nose job recovery?

A mini nose job surgery is around 45 minutes long. It is a relatively short procedure. Short time under the anaesthetic generally translates to a shorter downtime after the procedure and a faster recovery.

How much is a mini nose job?

Since no two patients are alike, Australia’s mini nose job prices can only be roughly estimated. You should be ready to pay for an experienced plastic surgeon to do the mini nose job procedure on you. Please phone the team for an estimate. Any low prices may signal an underqualified doctor (cosmetic surgeon) or an inexperienced plastic surgeon.

About Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you  beautiful results. He is one of Sydney’s great Specialist Plastic Surgeons with a focus on face surgeries in New South Wales.
Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most effective and safest surgical procedures. 
Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.