Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty
Bulbous tip rhinoplasty reshapes a bulbous (round) nose to reveal a refined, elegant nasal tip. The width of a bulbous nose is often the result of excessive cartilage or thick nasal tip skin.
Dr. Christopher R. Hove is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who can provide natural-looking results when performing your rhinoplasty in Philadelphia, PA. Bulbous tip rhinoplasty can leave your face looking more balanced and youthful.
What Is a Bulbous Nose?
A nose that has a rounded tip or large girth is generally considered to be bulbous. A bulbous nose is often out of proportion with other facial features. The cosmetic problem typically does not relate to how long the nose is. A bulbous nose can leave your face looking wider than it otherwise would.
No two noses are bulbous in the exact same way. Dr. Hove will listen to your personal goals while examining the features of your nose when customizing your bulbous tip rhinoplasty procedure.
Causes of a Bulbous Nose Tip
Like many physical features, genetics plays a role in how your nose looks. Many of our Philadelphia patients notice that the prominence of a bulbous nose increases with age. Men are more likely to report having a bulbous nose than women.
Causes of a bulbous nose include:
- Thick nasal skin
- Poorly defined cartilage
- Heavy soft tissue coverage
- Medical conditions
How Can Dr. Hove Reshape a Bulbous Nose?
Addressing a bulbous tip requires surgical alterations to the cartilage that supports your nose. Once this is done, Dr. Hove can artfully suture your nasal tip into a more attractive pointed shape. Dr. Hove is a fully licensed, board-certified facial plastic surgeon whose professional background places him at the top of his field.
Will I Need an Open or Closed Rhinoplasty?
The decision to perform an open vs. closed rhinoplasty will be based on the extent of your nose restructuring. Minor alterations can be completed with a closed rhinoplasty technique. If you require significant alterations, an open rhinoplasty may be recommended.
A closed rhinoplasty is less invasive and is performed using incisions that are made inside of the nostrils. The surgical approach leaves no visible scarring.
An open rhinoplasty offers advantages over a closed rhinoplasty. Dr. Hove will have greater access to the underlying structure of your nose once he makes an incision along the small piece of tissue that divides the nostrils. The tiny incision leaves a remarkably small scar that is barely noticeable once it heals.
Recovery and Final Results
Following your surgery, you will have a splint placed to protect your nose while it heals. Recovery takes around eight days. Toward the end of your recovery, Dr. Hove will remove your stitches. By then, most of your bruising will be gone, and you can begin enjoying the cosmetic results of your surgery. Swelling will continue to decline over the next several weeks and months. It can take up to one year before patients see the final results of their bulbous tip rhinoplasty.
Bring Your Nose and Face into Harmony Using Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty
Is your bulbous tip a source of embarrassment? Dr. Hove can bring your nasal features into harmony with the rest of your face using safe and effective bulbous tip rhinoplasty. To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation, please contact our office online or call (610) 647-3727.