Tip Reduction

In Encinitas, CA

Facial Harmony and Confidence

At Your Cosmetic Office in Encinitas, California, we understand the power that subtle changes to the nasal tip can have on one’s overall facial harmony and confidence. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mario Yco, specializes in the nuanced technique of tip reduction rhinoplasty to refine and sculpt the nasal tip with incredible attention to detail.

Whether you are looking to establish a more defined contour, reduce the size of the nasal tip, or create a more symmetrical nasal appearance, Dr. Yco offers tip reduction rhinoplasty to enhance your natural beauty and establish a more confident you.

What Is Tip Reduction?

Tip reduction is a type of targeted rhinoplasty procedure designed to reshape and refine the nasal tip. This specialized form of rhinoplasty focuses on addressing concerns related to the shape, size, or projection of the tip of the nose. The goal of this procedure is to provide a more aesthetically pleasing and harmonious nasal appearance by sculpting the cartilage and tissue in the tip of the nose. With each rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Yco makes sure to take a tailored approach to ensure he delivers results specific to each patient’s unique needs and desires. These can include reducing excess bulk, correcting asymmetries, or enhancing definition.


“Dr. Yco and his team are absolute pros”

Dr. Yco and his team are absolute pros. He takes his time to truly understand what you are looking for and offer appropriate solutions.

Who Is a Candidate for Tip Reduction?

You may be a candidate for tip reduction if you have and wish to correct any of the following concerns:

  • Drooping nose
  • Bulbous nose tip
  • Asymmetrical nose tip
  • Enlarged or unbalanced nostrils

As with any surgical procedure, it is important that you are in good overall health and maintain realistic expectations before booking your procedure. The best way to determine your candidacy is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Mario Yco to go over your health history, facial anatomy, and goals.

Tip Reduction Procedure

You will be under general anesthesia during your tip reduction procedure so you will not feel a thing. Depending on the extent of reconstruction required to meet your aesthetic goal, Dr. Yco will use one of two approaches to reshape the tip of your nose. A closed approach relies on incisions made on the inside of the nostrils, while an open approach relies on external incisions. To reduce the size of a bulbous nose tip, excess soft tissue will be removed and sculpted. For those wishing to add more volume to a pointy nose tip, a cartilage graft will be inserted in the tip of the nose.

Post-Op Care

Immediately following surgery, you will experience some slight swelling and bruising, but these will fade after a few days. A full recovery usually takes around two weeks, during which time you will be advised to avoid any activities that may put pressure on the tip of the nose, including strenuous or vigorous exercise. To optimize your healing progress, Dr. Yco may refer you to have hyperbaric Co2 treatments or red light therapy.

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If you are happy with the overall appearance of your nose but are bothered by the way the tip is too bulbous, too pointy, or uneven, a tip reduction rhinoplasty may be a great procedure for you. Fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mario Yco at Your Cosmetic Office and take the steps toward establishing a more confident you!

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