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Medically Reviewed 16 February 2024, by Mr. Bryan Mayou (GMC: 1414396) - founder of the Cadogan Clinic and one of the world's leading plastic surgeons

What is Nose Tip Rhinoplasty?

Nose Tip Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose tip suspension or a nose lift, is a surgical procedure which reshapes the tip of the nose whilst leaving the rest of the nose as it is. 

The operation is most suited to patients who have good bone structure who do not want to drastically change the appearance of their nose but instead are seeking subtle improvements to only the tip. This includes lifting the tip of the nose, correcting deformity such as a bulbous tip or addressing the length of the nose. 

Performed under general anaesthetic in our Chelsea based hospital, in central London, nose tip rhinoplasty is less invasive than traditional Rhinoplasty. During the surgery, your surgeon will modify the structure of the underlying cartilage, creating the perfect nasal tip. The procedure usually takes up to 2 hours and you will be able to go home the same day to recover. 

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Nose Tip Rhinoplasty
At a Glance

Surgery Time

1 - 1.5 hours

Time off work

2 weeks

Hospital Stay

Day Case


After 1 day

Reasonable Mobility

After 2 days


After 6 weeks

Sexual Activity

4 weeks

Sleeping on back

4 weeks

Full Recovery

6 - 8 weeks


2 weeks

Nose Tip Lift
Before and After

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Why Do People Get a Nose Lift?

Why do people have it & Who is suittable

A London nose tip lift is a popular choice for people who are looking to change the appearance of the tip of the nose. There are several reasons for this: 

  • Reshaping the tip of your nose - for patients who are concerned about a drooping or bulbous nasal tip, the Nose Tip Rhinoplasty can effectively reshape the end of the nose 
  • Unlike Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty, the results are permanent 
  • Nose Tip Rhinoplasty has fewer associated complications than threads 
  • Improved confidence - if the appearance of the tip of your nose makes you feel self-conscious, nose tip rhinoplasty can alleviate these feelings. 

This procedure has applications for both men and women. For example, whilst a prominent nose is typical of a male facial structure, a hooked nose can sometimes cause patients to be self-concious. In this instance, a simple nose lift could help to gently lessen this over-pronounced feature. For women, a pixie nose lift is often the most desierable procedure, as the pixie nose is a characteristically feminine feature that gently slopes upwards.

Because these are two very common concerns for patients, we're able to procure beautiful nose lift before and after results without extensive surgery. Such a simple surgery can be so powerful.

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How Much Is A Nose Lift?

Cadogan Clinic has collaborated with Chrysalis Finance to offer a variety of payment choices for our patients including:
12 months 0% Interest-free - APR
24 - 60 months at 14.9% APR
Flexible Finance

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Included in this treatment

Up to two 60 minute consultations with a leading specialist plastic surgeon at our award-winning premises in Chelsea

Your procedure carried out at London’s leading specialist cosmetic surgery centre of excellence

24/7 on call nurse assistance

Dedicated Patient Co-ordinator, as a personal point of contact through your journey with Cadogan

A pre-operative medical assessment to ensure you are fit for surgery

Comprehensive post-operative aftercare courtesy of our specialist cosmetic nurses

How Does it Work?

A nose tip lift is a straightforward, yet effective, procedure to lift a drooping tip, shorten an overly long nose or correct a bulbous nasal tip. It is less invasive than a traditional Rhinoplasty and you will have fewer incisions, leading to less scarring. 

Before undergoing rhinoplasty suspension, you will be shown 3D simulations to illustrate the new shape and results of the procedure. 

Your nose will require three weeks to set into its new shape. As part of the healing process, you will be asked to wear dressings covering the nose which should be kept in place for four to five days after your nose tip rhinoplasty. These dressings help to protect the new shape of the nose and support your nose as it heals. 

You may experience some nose tip swelling after your nose tip surgery as well as bruising around the tip of your nose following the procedure. This may also cause the tip of nose to feel hard after rhinoplasty, but rest assured this is a part of the recovery process and the swelling will naturally relieve. Any bruising should resolve within 10-14 days and the swelling should have calmed down fully within 6-8 weeks.

It is vital that you follow all aftercare instructions issued by your surgeon to help aid the healing process, keep your nose tip in its new position and prevent any complications. 

If you are interested in having a nose tip rhinoplasty, contact our surgical patient advisors who will answer any questions for you and organise an appointment with the best surgeon to address your concerns. 

Will the Tip of My Nose Get Smaller After Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can address different cosmetic concerns around your nose. If you feel the tip of your nose is too large or bulbous, but the structure of the rest of your nose doesn’t cause you any worries, then the nose tip reduction procedure will be able to make the tip of your nose smaller. Alternatively, a full, traditional Rhinoplasty can also address concerns around the tip of your nose, as well as other areas such as the bridge of your nose and the internal structures. 

Will My Nose Tip Drop After Rhinoplasty?

One of the most common requests from Nose Tip Rhinoplasty as well as Traditional Rhinoplasty is to lift a drooping or hooked nose tip. For women, this is often comparable to a pixie nose lift, though male patients also benefit from this to straighten the tip. Your surgeon will be able to show how dramatically they can lift the tip of your nose through a 3D simulation. However, your surgeon does not have complete control over how your body heals, and it may be that the tip of your nose does drop slightly from the original position they have put it in, but it will still be more lifted than its pre-surgery placement. By following your surgeon’s aftercare and recovery advice as closely as possible, you will reduce the likelihood of this happening. 

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We have invited a selection of the country's very best consultants to join us at the Cadogan Clinic so that you can be sure that whatever the nature of your treatment, you will be seeing one of the top practitioners in the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

As with all procedures, your consultant will review your medication and make a number of recommendations ahead of the procedure. You should stop using all kinds of blood thinners ahead of a nose thread lift. Types of blood thinners include warfarin and aspirin.

We strongly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption ahead of the nose suspension procedure, and cut back on smoking. Ideally we would like you to cease both of these activities before undergoing a nose lift.

Because there is no intervention with the bones and due to the fact that the operation is very short, nose suspension is a painless procedure. Any pain that may arise is easily controlled with pain killers.

Tiny holes are made with injections rather than incisions so the patient is left without any scarring.

The paper bands which are fitted post-surgery should be kept in place for 4-5 days to ensure the nose keeps its new shape. Patients should be vigilant to avoid any impact to the nose. Patients should also refrain from taking blood thinning medication and avoid any food which may cause an allergic reaction.

The recovery period for a nose tip lift is remarkably quick. Dressings must be kept in place for five days and you must be very careful to avoid any impact to the face during this time as this may cause the nose to collapse. It would be best to avoid any activities which will increase the blood pressure, such as certain types of exercise and sexual activity, during this period. Your surgeon will be able to advise you further on this.

Your nose will be fully recovered in three weeks.

Nose tip lift results can be seen immediately. Rhinoplasty suspension produces permanent results.

However, you must take great caution in the two weeks immediately after the procedure. During this period, if the delicate threads holding up the tip are broken, the nose will drop or collapse, with the nasal tip reverting back to its pre-procedure state. Further procedures would be required to restore the tip of the nose.

By three weeks, the nose should be fixed into its new position, and will remain there even if the threads are broken.

It is recommended that patients are a least 18 years of age before undergoing nose suspension. As with all surgical procedures, it is advised that patients have finished developing.

There will be no need to break the nasal bone for a rhinoplasty suspension. 

In a surgical rhinoplasty, it is a common practice to fracture the nasal bones near where they join the face. Surgical nose reduction requires the removal of cartilage and bone. As a nose tip lift only concerns the fleshy tip of the nose, then this breaking and removal of bone is not required for this particular procedure.

The nose will be fully set three weeks post-procedure and will not drop or collapse, regardless of whether the suspensions are released. However if the suspensions are released within the two weeks immediately following the procedure, the nose will return to its original form. A further procedure will be required to reinstate the new nasal tip. You must take great care to avoid impact or trauma to the nose during this time and avoid any activity which will raise your blood pressure.

Paper bands are used to protect and support the shape of the nose for 4-5 days post-surgery. Splints are not required in a nose suspension procedure.

A nose tip lift is not appropriate for those under the age of 18 as the body is still developing.

If you require more extensive nose reshaping or help to tackle other issues such as breathing problems caused by a deviated septum, then a surgical nose job would be the best option for you.

Nose suspension results are permanent, so if you are unsure whether to take the plunge, it may be worth opting for non-surgical rhinoplasty so you can ‘try out’ a new nose tip first. A non-surgical nose job is not permanent and can be reversed.

Words from Our Founder

Mr. Bryan Mayou

By precisely sculpting, lifting and reshaping the nasal tip, Nose Tip Rhinoplasty enhances facial harmony in this primary area of facial aesthetics. The task at hand for your surgeon is to achieve natural-looking results that harmonise with your unique nasal and facial features, ultimately improving the nose's appearance and boosting confidence. Nose Tip Rhinoplasty can address nose tip concerns following injury, or simply from genetic or natural occurring issues.
Mr. Bryan Mayou

A state of the art, award winning clinic.

Founded in 2004 by world renowned plastic surgeon Mr Bryan Mayou, we now work with over 100 leading consultants and successfully treat over 20,000 patients each year. We have been winning industry awards since inception.

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What Are the Risks with Nose Tip Rhinoplasty?

As with all surgical procedures, nose tip rhinoplasty has some risks and complications that you should understand and be aware of. Your surgeon will discuss these with you as part of your initial consultation and will explain how they may affect your surgery should they occur.

Some complications arising from nose tip rhinoplasty include:

  • Loss of sensation around the nose (either temporary or long-term) 
  • It is normal for your nose to feel hard or stiff after any rhinoplasty procedure. This should resolve within the first year of your recovery. 
  • Infection 
  • Seroma (a buildup of fluid underneath the skin or) or Hematoma (a buildup of blood underneath the skin) 
  • The nose appearing uneven.

In some cases, when these complications arise, revision surgery may be required. The need for a revision surgery is not an indication of your surgeon’s qualifications or experience, and complications can occur outside of your surgeon’s control. Our team of nose lift UK surgeons and consultants have all performed countless procedures, and are well-equipped to guide you on your journey with us.

Get in touch with one of our experts to discuss your options with nose tip rhinoplasty.  

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