Tip Plasty

Tip Plasty in Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit

Enhance the Shape of the Nose


A tip plasty is a minor form of nose surgery that allows patients to enhance the tip of the nose to best complement their facial features and overall appearance. Oftentimes, patients are able to achieve their cosmetic goals with this procedure, eliminating the need for more extensive procedures.

A tip plasty can be a great option for patients who want to enhance the shape of the nose without completely changing its appearance. The tip plasty procedure offers less downtime than a traditional rhinoplasty, while still producing permanent results.

The Procedure



What Tip Plasty treats

Wide nose tip                     Bulbous nose tip
Long or short nose tip      Uneven nose tip

Procedure time

Up to 60 minutes

Recovery time 

The recovery period immediately following a tip plasty is approximately one week. After this point, you can return to most if not all normal activities. Minor side effects, such as swelling or changes in sensation, may persist for a few months following the procedure.


The results from the tip plasty are visible immediately, but they will not be fully noticeable until the recovery process is complete and any side effects have completely subdued. However, you can expect your tip plasty results to be permanent.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is Tip Plasty Cheaper Than Rhinoplasty?

Although tip plasty is typically a less extensive surgery than rhinoplasty, it is difficult to determine whether the price will be lower than the rhinoplasty procedure. Generally, tip plasty surgeries are slightly less expensive than rhinoplasties, but you still need to consider the other elements involved. After all, the anesthesia required and the skill of your surgeon remains unchanged. We’ll be happy to discuss the cost of your tip plasty procedure, including your available financing options, during your consultation.

What is the Difference Between a Tip Plasty and a Rhinoplasty?

As the name might suggest, a tip plasty only targets the tip of the nose. A rhinoplasty, on the other hand, can address the nasal tip, the nostrils and the bridge of the nose. For these reasons, a rhinoplasty may be the appropriate choice for patients who are looking to enhance the appearance of their nose beyond the nasal tip.

How Long Does Tip Plasty Take to Heal?

The bulk of the recovery process will be complete within the first week of treatment, after which time patients can return to their normal activities. However, similar to other nose surgeries, the tip plasty may leave you with some swelling that persists for several weeks beyond this recovery period. While this swelling will be fairly minor, it is possible that it persists for as long as a few months after your treatment.

Am I A Good Candidate for a Tip Plasty?

If you would like to enhance the shape of the nose to best complement the rest of your facial features, you may be a good candidate for the tip plasty treatment. The best way to find out if a tip plasty is right for you is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Charles Boyd. During your consultation, you can discuss your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the best possible results. We offer Tip Plasty at BOYD Birmingham in Birmingham, Michigan.

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