The main feature I tried to correct in her nose was its length, but a
couple other items demanded attention during surgery. She had a
hump, and the tip cartilages were wide, causing the tip to be too prominent.
In the before photo, you see a dent between the tip cartilages right at the tip of the nose. The tip
was narrowed and elevated, shortening
the apparent length of her nose.
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How Do You Fix a Nose with a Bulbous Tip?
How exactly is excess tissue removed from the tip of the nose?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: By modifying the cartilages in the tip, not so much by removing them!
The tip cartilages are very thin, but they are arched, and if the arches are wider, then then the tip will look wider. There are various ways to change the position and shape of the cartilages to narrow the tip.
The Web reference link below goes to the first page of an essay I wrote on narrowing the tip of the nose. Careful, though, because there are photos taken during surgery, although not on the very first page of the essay.
Link to this question on RealSelf.com