When the nasal tip is too wide in relation to the nasal bridge, the nose may look disproportionate. Dr. Pontell offers bulbous tip rhinoplasty for patients who have an enlarged or poorly-defined nasal tip, also called a bulbous nose.
What is bulbous tip rhinoplasty?
Bulbous nose surgery is a specific type of rhinoplasty procedure that reshapes and refines a bulbous, wide tip or rounded nasal tip. Bulbous rhinoplasty achieves a defined nose that compliments the facial features and achieves a more proportionate, balanced appearance.
A bulbous nose is generally caused by cartilage that is too wide, spaced too far apart, or is 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.
Benefits of bulbous tip rhinoplasty
Bulbous tip rhinoplasty helps patients who have always been unhappy with the tip of their nose achieve a smaller, more proportionate nasal tip. Benefits include the following:
- Better harmony of the facial features
- Surgical plan is customized to your precise needs
- Recovery period is less than two weeks
- Nasal tip is smaller and more balanced with the rest of the nose
- The nose is more refined and sculpted
- Improved self-confidence
What happens during the procedure?
There are different techniques that Dr. Pontell may use to correct a bulbous nose, depending on each patient’s unique needs and nasal structure.
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. He 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 can be treated with dermabrasion or a laser peel, shrinking the skin cover and making the tip more narrow.
What is the recovery time after bulbous tip rhinoplasty?
Expect about a week to 10 days to recover.
You will experience bruising and swelling, and there will be a cast over your nose after the procedure. Within a week, your cast will be removed. Tape is removed two days later, and your bruising is mostly faded by this point.
While you’ll feel recovered and your nose will appear much more refined, there will still be some minimal swelling, not generally noticeable to others. Over the following year, all residual swelling will subside.
Why choose Dr. Pontell?
Dr. Jonathan Pontell designed his practice, The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, to provide a high-end, customized experience and the most outstanding results for his patients. Dr. Pontell is a board-certified, fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon whose focuses exclusively on procedures such as rhinoplasty. He has an expert understanding of the facial structure and nasal features, making him the perfect choice for bulbous tip rhinoplasty, which is an advanced facial procedure. He is dedicated to achieving precise, beautiful results that enhance the existing beauty of every face.