Tip and bridge correction is the combination of tip plasty and bridge correction.
Our nose enhances the overall appearance as it sits in the middle of our face. It makes our lips and cheekbones appear protruded or gives us a flat profile. If you have a nose symmetrical to your face proportion, it makes you look more sophisticated, sharper, and balanced.
At MINA Plastic Surgery, we focus on giving our patients the perfect nose suitable for their facial features. So before you decide to have the tip and bridge correction in South Korea, our plastic surgeon assesses your proportion, balance, and overall looks.
Let’s know more about the procedure before you decide to have an appointment with us.
What is Tip and Bridge Correction?
Tip and bridge correction, also known as rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that focuses on modifying and improving the appearance of the nasal tip and bridge. It is a surgical intervention performed by plastic surgeons or otolaryngologists to address aesthetic concerns or functional issues related to the nose.
During a tip and bridge correction procedure, the surgeon may use various techniques to reshape and refine the nasal tip and bridge based on the patient’s desired outcome and anatomical considerations. These techniques can involve removing or adding cartilage and bone, repositioning the nasal structures, or altering the nasal skin.
Common concerns addressed through tip and bridge correction include:
- Nasal tip refinement: The surgeon can modify the shape, size, projection, rotation, or definition of the nasal tip. This can involve reducing excess cartilage or adding structural support to enhance the tip’s appearance.
- Nasal bridge correction. The procedure can address issues such as a hump, depression, or asymmetry on the nasal bridge. The surgeon may perform osteotomies (controlled bone cuts) to reshape the bridge or use grafts to augment or smoothen its contour.
- Nasal symmetry. If the nose is asymmetrical, the surgeon can make adjustments to create a more balanced and harmonious appearance.
- Functional improvements. In addition to cosmetic enhancements, tip and bridge correction can also address functional concerns, such as a deviated septum or nasal valve collapse, which can obstruct airflow and cause breathing difficulties. These functional issues can be corrected simultaneously during the procedure.
Good Candidates for Tip and Bridge Correction
The procedure aims to correct the tip and bridge of the nose to change their overall look. Good candidates for the tip and bridge correction may include individuals who have the following characteristics:
- Wide or flat nose bridge
- Low nose tip
- Blunt nose tip
- Eyes far apart
People who have these nose shape concerns may feel the need to change their dull appearance. While others need the correction procedure to address the structural problem of their nose that may have caused nasal obstruction or breathing difficulty.
A good candidate for tip and bridge correction needs to be 15 and older. Physical maturity ensures that the nose has fully developed before undergoing any surgical intervention.
Besides every individual’s age and concern for their nose appearance, the final determination of whether you are a good candidate is after the plastic surgeon’s evaluation.
If you have undergone a thorough evaluation of needs and medical history, it is important to prepare for the procedure. So, here is what you have to expect for the tip and bridge correction.
What to Expect in Tip and Bridge Correction
You will have an initial consultation with a plastic surgeon. During this appointment, you will discuss your goals, concerns, medical history, and expectations. The surgeon will evaluate your nasal structure, provide recommendations, and explain the surgical options available.
Our cosmetic surgeon will create a personalized surgical plan based on your specific goals and nasal anatomy. This will involve discussing the desired changes to the tip and bridge, the surgical technique to be used (open or closed rhinoplasty), and any additional procedures that may be performed simultaneously, such as septoplasty or grafting.
The surgery will be performed under local anesthesia.
In open rhinoplasty, an incision is made across the columella (the strip of tissue between the nostrils), allowing the surgeon to lift the nasal skin and access the underlying structures. In closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nostrils. The surgeon will then reshape the nasal tip and bridge by removing, adding, or rearranging the cartilage and bone.
Once the desired reshaping is complete, the incisions are carefully closed with sutures or dissolvable stitches. Splints, dressings, or nasal packs may be placed to support the new nasal structure and aid in healing.
Recovery and Aftercare
Bruise and swelling may go on for 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery, but this will subside gradually. Final results may be apparent not less than 6 months. It is crucial for patients to follow the aftercare instructions of the cosmetic surgeons to ensure optimal results.
It is advisable not to blow your nose or cough the phlegm out after the surgery to avoid any bleeding on the treated area. Be there on your follow-up schedules to monitor your healing process and result progress. Do not touch the scar or tear off the scab on your nose.
Aftercare instructions may also include avoiding strenuous activities, protecting your nose from injury, halting smoking and drinking, and maintaining proper hygiene.
Why Choose Mina Plastic Surgery for Tip and Bridge Correction?
At MINA Plastic Surgery, Dr Cha considers the line from one’s forehead to the chin, and designs the ideal outcome that suits to your overall appearance. An incision is done to separate the periosteum from the nose bridge bone to make room for the implant. Dr Cha implants the carved prosthesis between the bone and periosteum.
Dr Cha then performs an autoplasty for the nose tip. He will extract the cartilage and make an implant on the nose tip. An improved nose line becomes apparent months after the procedure.
Contact Mina Plastic Surgery for your online consultation appointment. You can call us, email us, or fill out our form.
For patients outside South Korea, we have an English-speaking staff who can accommodate your inquiries about the procedure. Ensure all your concerns are answered before booking a flight to South Korea. You have to be in South Korea before the scheduled surgery to have pre-operative tests and medical evaluations.
Procedure Cost and Payment
Tip and bridge correction in South Korea range from 3,500,000 KRW to 9,000,000 KRW. (estimated at 2700 USD to 7100 USD). The actual cost may be higher or lower depending on one’s needs. So, it is best to consult with reputable clinics to have accurate and updated pricing information.
We accept payments through cash, credit cards, and bank transfers. We ensure that you understand all the costs and fees involved in the procedure before scheduling your surgery appointment.
Recovery and Aftercare
At Mina Plastic Surgery, we care for your overall health. As recovery varies in each person, we personalize and provide attentive aftercare to our patients to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
Patients for tip and bridge correction are asked to return after a week for the stitch removal. Our cosmetic surgeon gives detailed instructions on how to care for your eyes post-operative, ensuring the aftercare plan is tailored to your needs.
Feel free to contact us with any concerns during your recovery period.