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Refining a Bulbous Nose

A bulbous nose is generally caused by cartilage that is too wide, spaced too far apart, or too flexible, causing a wide appearance and lack of definition. In other cases, a bulbous tip can be caused by thick nasal tip skin. This type of rhinoplasty effectively addresses these concerns.

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Why Choose Dr. Pontell?

Dr. Jonathan Pontell designed his Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center practice to provide a high-end, customized experience and the most outstanding patient results. Dr. Pontell is a board-certified, fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon who focuses exclusively on procedures such as rhinoplasty.

With 27 years of experience and over 5,000 nose jobs, Dr. Pontell has an expert understanding of the facial structure and nasal features, making him the perfect choice for bulbous tip rhinoplasty, an advanced facial procedure. He is dedicated to achieving precise, beautiful results that enhance the existing beauty of every face.

What Is Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty?

Bulbous nose surgery is a rhinoplasty procedure that reshapes and refines a bulbous, wide, or rounded nasal tip. The procedure achieves a defined nose that compliments the facial features and achieves a more proportionate, balanced appearance. Dr. Pontell uses various techniques to correct a bulbous nose, depending on each patient’s unique needs and nasal structure.

Benefits of Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty

Bulbous tip rhinoplasty helps patients who have always been unhappy with the appearance of their nose achieve a smaller, more proportionate nasal tip. Benefits include the following:

  • Better harmony of the facial features
  • Surgical plan customized to your precise needs
  • Smaller and more balanced nasal tip
  • Shorter recovery period – less than two weeks
  • More refined and sculpted nose
  • Improved self-confidence
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What Happens During the Procedure?

Excess cartilage, fat, and muscle are generally reduced or sculpted to achieve more definition and refinement. Cartilage grafts may also be needed to help shape the tip. Dr. Pontell may use suturing techniques to create a sharper, more defined nasal tip. In some cases, the cause of a bulbous nose is thick nasal skin. In this case, he may thin the skin with dermabrasion or a laser peel, shrinking the skin cover and narrowing the tip.

What Is the Recovery Time After Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty?

Expect about a week to 10 days to recover. During this time, you will experience bruising and swelling. A cast will protect your nose for the first week after the procedure. Bruising mostly fades by this point.

While you’ll feel recovered and your nose will appear much more refined, there will still be some swelling, not generally noticeable to others. Over the following year, all residual swelling will subside, and you will see the final results of your new nose.

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Who Is a Candidate?

Men, women, or adolescents unhappy with a large or irregular nasal tip are generally candidates for bulbous tip rhinoplasty. Ideal candidates for this procedure must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be in good physical health
  • Have no serious medical concerns, such as a bleeding disorder
  • Do not smoke
  • Can stop taking blood-thinning medications before rhinoplasty
  • Have realistic expectations about what this procedure can achieve
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