Tip Rhinoplasty – Mini Nose Job Sydney NSW

Tip Rhinoplasty or Mini Nose Job by Dr Scott Turner in Newcastle or Sydney

A bulbous nose tip, characterised by a round and excessively large nasal tip, is a common concern that can be addressed through a tip rhinoplasty or Tipoplasty procedure, commonly known as a Mini Nose Job. Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas), a Specialist Plastic Surgeon renowned for Rhinoplasty procedures, offers his expertise in Newcastle and Sydney, NSW. If you have concerns about the size or shape of your nose tip, we encourage you to book a complimentary 15-minute consultation with one of our patient liaison managers before booking a consultation with Dr Turner.

What Is Tip Rhinoplasty ?

A tip rhinoplasty, also known as nasal tip surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure focused on reshaping and refining the nasal tip. It involves modifying the cartilage and tissue of the lower lateral nasal cartilage to enhance the appearance of the nose. The goal of a tip rhinoplasty is to create a more balanced, defined, and aesthetically pleasing nasal tip that harmonizes with the overall facial features.

The procedure can address concerns such as a bulbous or droopy tip, asymmetry, lack of definition, or excessive projection. Through precise surgical techniques, a skilled plastic surgeon can achieve natural-looking results that align with the patient’s desired nasal aesthetics.

What Are The Benefits Of Mini Nose Job ?

Tip rhinoplasty, also known as nasal tip refinement or nasal tip surgery, focuses specifically on reshaping and enhancing the nasal tip. It offers several benefits for individuals seeking improvement in the appearance of their nose. Some of the key benefits include:


      1. Enhanced facial harmony: The nasal tip plays a crucial role in defining the overall aesthetic balance and harmony of the face. Tip rhinoplasty can help refine and reshape the nasal tip to create a more proportionate and balanced facial appearance.

      1. Improved nasal symmetry: The nasal tip may be asymmetrical or disproportionate to the rest of the nose. Tip rhinoplasty can address these concerns and help achieve a more symmetrical and harmonious nasal tip.

      1. Increased tip definition: A bulbous or rounded nasal tip can lack definition and appear less refined. Tip rhinoplasty can refine the tip by removing excess tissue, reshaping the cartilage, or adjusting the angle, resulting in a more defined and elegant nasal tip.

      1. Correcting drooping or upturned tips: Some individuals may have a drooping or upturned nasal tip, which can affect the overall aesthetics of the nose. Tip rhinoplasty can correct these issues by repositioning and adjusting the nasal tip to create a more natural and balanced appearance.

    It is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon to discuss individual goals, expectations, and determine the most appropriate approach for tip rhinoplasty. A personalized treatment plan can be created based on the specific anatomical features and desired outcomes to achieve optimal results.

    Before and After Nose Surgery Photos

    Visit the Before and After Photo Gallery for Nose Surgery

    The information provided is for general purposes only, it is not intended to replace a professional consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. Invasive procedures carry inherent risks and potential complications which will be discussed in detail. Results vary and should be used only as a guide as every client is unique, which is why a second opinion is advisable. Learn more about the risks of plastic surgery at https://drturner.com.au/patient-resources/risks-complications-of-surgery/

    About The Tip Rhinoplasty Procedure

    During a tip rhinoplasty procedure, Dr Turner employs a W-incision technique in the columella, which is the small bridge between the nostrils. This incision is also extended into the nostrils, allowing for a well-concealed placement. The purpose of this incision is to provide access to the lower cartilage of the nose, which can be reshaped or repositioned as needed. To ensure optimal healing and minimise risks, Dr Turner utilises both permanent and self-dissolvable sutures. 

    Dr Turner in theatre

    Recovery After A Mini Nose Job

    Recovery after a mini nose job, or tip rhinoplasty, varies from person to person but generally follows a similar timeline. After the procedure, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the nasal area. Dr Turner will provide specific post-operative instructions to help you manage these symptoms and promote a smooth recovery.

    In the first week following the surgery, it is common to experience swelling and bruising, which gradually improves over time. You may need to wear a splint or cast on your nose for the first week to protect and support the newly reshaped tip. It is important to avoid any activities or movements that could potentially impact the healing process, such as strenuous exercise or contact sports.

    During the recovery period, it is essential to keep your head elevated while sleeping and to avoid any pressure or trauma to the nose. Dr Turner may prescribe pain medication or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to help manage any discomfort.

    Most patients can return to their normal daily activities within one to two weeks, although strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for a few weeks. It is crucial to follow all post-operative care instructions provided by Dr Turner and attend follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

    Keep in mind that individual recovery experiences can vary, and it is important to consult with Dr Turner and our nursing staff for personalised advice and guidance throughout your recovery period.

    Scar Placement for a Mini Nose Job

    During a mini nose job, or tip rhinoplasty, the incisions are typically made inside the nose (closed rhinoplasty) or at the base of the columella, the small bridge between the nostrils (open rhinoplasty). The goal is to minimise visible scarring and create natural-looking results.

    In a closed rhinoplasty, where the incisions are made inside the nostrils, there are no external scars visible. This technique offers the advantage of no visible scarring on the outside of the nose.

    In an open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made on the columella, which connects the nostrils. This incision is carefully placed to be inconspicuous and is typically well-hidden. Although there may be a faint scar along the columella, it tends to heal well and becomes less noticeable over time. 

    It is important to note that every person’s healing process is unique, and individual scarring can vary. However, with proper surgical technique and post-operative care, scarring from a tip rhinoplasty is generally minimal and discreet.

    Dr Turner will provide specific instructions on scar care and recommend topical treatments or scar management techniques to optimise healing and minimise the appearance of scars.

    Tip Rhinoplasty Long-Term Results

    For long-lasting tip rhinoplasty results, make sure that you are healthy and fit before the procedure. You should avoid smoking both before and after your tip nose job, as this will minimise risks and complications that could compromise your tip plasty results. Your results can also be optimised by.


        • Adopting a healthy diet,

        • Regular gentle physical activity,

        • Very Careful Icing of the wound (avoid ice burn)

        • Avoiding trauma to the face


      Am I A Good Candidate For Mini Nose Job?

      While an in-depth consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr Turner is necessary to determine eligibility, some general considerations for a good candidate may include:


          • Nose Tip Concerns: Candidates who are primarily dissatisfied with the appearance of their nasal tip, such as a bulbous or wide tip, asymmetry, or lack of definition, may benefit from a tip rhinoplasty. This procedure focuses on refining and reshaping the lower cartilage of the nose to achieve a more desirable tip shape.

          • Overall Facial Harmony: A good candidate for a mini nose job is typically seeking aesthetic improvement and desires a nose that harmonises better with other facial features. They may feel that their current nasal tip detracts from their facial balance and symmetry.

          • Good General Health: Candidates should be in good overall health to undergo any surgical procedure. This includes being free from significant medical conditions that may increase surgical risks and having realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery.

          • Emotional and Psychological Readiness: It is essential for candidates to have a positive mindset and realistic expectations about the results of the procedure. They should understand the limitations and potential risks associated with a tip rhinoplasty and be prepared for the recovery process.

          • Stable Facial Growth: Candidates should have completed their facial growth, which typically occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood. This ensures that the nose has fully developed and stabilized before undergoing any cosmetic changes.

        It is important to note that the suitability for a tip rhinoplasty can only be determined through an in-person consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. Dr Turner will assess your individual concerns, evaluate your nasal anatomy, and discuss your desired outcomes to determine if you are a good candidate for a mini nose job.

        Tip Rhinoplasty Sydney Costs & Prices – How Much Is Tip Nose Job Sydney Cost?

        A tip nose job Sydney costs generally slightly less than a full rhinoplasty. The area that Dr Turner operates on in a tip rhinoplasty is smaller than the area in a full rhinoplasty. It is also a less invasive procedure, and for these reasons, may be a shorter surgery time, resulting in a lower cost.

        Please avoid choosing a nose surgeon based on price. Always choose the best specialist plastic surgeon and be ready to pay a fair price – tipplasty or a mini nose job is a complex surgical procedure requiring a surgeon that is a member of FRACS – the Royal college of surgeons. However, we always recommend a second opinion to find the best suitable surgeon for you.

        For an estimate of your own Tip Rhinoplasty price in Sydney or Newcastle please phone 1300 437758 –  contact Dr Turner’s team or download the Price Guide on the Pricing page.


        FAQs about Mini Nose Job

        [sc_fs_multi_faq headline-0=”h3″ question-0=”What is the perfect nose?” answer-0=”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.” image-0=”” headline-1=”h3″ question-1=”Can you fix a bulbous nose tip?” answer-1=”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.” image-1=”” headline-2=”h3″ question-2=”What is a mini rhinoplasty?” answer-2=”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.” image-2=”” headline-3=”h3″ question-3=”What is a small nose job?” answer-3=”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.” image-3=”” headline-4=”h3″ question-4=”What is tip plasty?” answer-4=”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.” image-4=”” headline-5=”h3″ question-5=”Is tip plasty easier than rhinoplasty?” answer-5=”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.” image-5=”” headline-6=”h3″ question-6=”Does tip plasty last forever?” answer-6=”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.” image-6=”” headline-7=”h3″ question-7=”Does a nose job hurt?” answer-7=”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.” image-7=”” headline-8=”h3″ question-8=”How long is mini nose job recovery?” answer-8=”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.” image-9=”” headline-9=”h3″ question-9=”How much is a mini nose job?” answer-9=”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.” image-9=”” count=”10″ html=”true” css_class=””]

        Surgeries associated with Tip Rhinoplasty

        Plastic surgeries are commonly combined. This way, you can enjoy the benefit of having to spend a single period under the anaesthetic and recovering from multiple procedures at the same time. Some surgical procedures that may commonly combined with a tip rhinoplasty are:


          As well as other nose surgical procedures, such as:


              • Turbinoplasty or Turbinectomy

            If you want to have several cosmetic or plastic procedures performed, speak with Dr Turner about combining them to maximise the downtime and the best results.

            Planning Your Tip Rhinoplasty Patient Journey

            Your tip rhinoplasty journey starts well before the surgical procedure. To have the best experience of a tip rhinoplasty, you should:


                • Find the best specialist plastic surgeon that specialises in nose surgery,

                • Prepare for the consultation: think of what bothers you about your nose tip and what you would like to achieve,

                • Prepare for the tip rhinoplasty procedure: a healthy diet, regular exercise and avoiding stressors can do wonders in terms of tip rhinoplasty success rate and recovery time,

                • Organise your support team – Prepare to stay at home for a few days post-op: run your errands and stock up your fridge with easy-to-make foods.

              How do you Find The Best Mini Nose Job Surgeon Sydney has to offer?

              When looking for the best mini nose job plastic surgeon in Newcastle or Sydney NSW, pay attention to:


                  • What their past patients are saying – read online reviews and look at RealSelf – a treasury of nose job reviews,

                  • Check the credentials of your specialist plastic surgeon: the degree, experience and whether or not they are a Fellow of RACS,

                  • Check out their Tip Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos in their rooms  – if they are not available online, the chances are your specialist plastic surgeon has them in the office,

                  • Check out their prices: discounted prices or too low prices indicate low quality and potentially cutting corners. You do not want to cut corners on your nose & face surgery.

                Why Choose Dr Scott Turner?

                Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon operating in Newcastle and Sydney NSW. Dr Turner has ample experience in nose surgeries: rhinoplasty, mini nose job, alarplasty, septoplasty and turbinectomy are the nose surgeries he can do safely and professionally: Dr Turner’s signature professionalism relies on:


                    • An objective evaluation of the patient,

                    • A customised approach to the procedure,

                    • Top-notch advising and aftercare,

                    • The ability to balance between what is wanted and what can realistically give better results.

                  Tip Rhinoplasty Glossary


                      • Nose tip – the most protruding part of the nose, the soft tissue that envelops the entries to the airways of the nose,

                      • Lower Nasal Lateral Cartilage – the two pieces of cartilage in the tip of the nose,

                      • Upper Nasal Lateral Cartilage – the two pieces of cartilage starting from the tip of the nose and going to the basal bone,

                      • Septum – the cartilage and bone dividing the airways of the nose into two distinct channels,

                      • Anaesthetic – a chemical that is administered intravenously or is inhaled; it relaxes you and puts you to sleep,

                      • Rhinoplasty – nose job, a surgical procedure that reshapes the inner structures of the nose for a well-balanced appearance of the face,

                      • Tip rhinoplasty – a rhinoplasty procedure that addresses the lower nasal lateral cartilage.

                    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.

                      For more information visit the risks & complications of surgery page

                      Tip Rhinoplasty – Further Reading


                          1. Rhinoplasty Tip-shaping Surgery – StatPearls – NCBI Bookshelf

                          1. What is Tip Rhinoplasty Procedure? Result

                          1. Tip Rhinoplasty: History of the Procedure, Problem, Indications