My nose is very bulbous, undefined, and it has a droopy tip.
Can my Nose Become Smaller? (photo)
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Can my Nose Become Smaller?
YES! But best to obtain only IN PERSON opinions from boarded docs in your city/area to address these issues.///
Candidate for rhinoplasty
You would be a good candidate for a rhinoplasty. You will need an evaluation by a plastic surgeon to discuss your goals.
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Rhinoplasty for smaller nose and bulbous tip
The bulbous tip is best addressed with tip suturing techniques of the lower lateral cartilages to narrow and refine convex tip cartilages. Occasionally cartilage is removed as well when it's quite wide. It also important to make sure the tip balances with the remainder of the nose, as other procedures may be need to be performed such as a hump removal and osteotomies. Please see the link below to our bulbous tip rhinoplasty photo Gallery
Rhinoplasty for the bulbous tip.
A rhinoplasty can be done to correct your bulbous tip and reshape the rest of us so that is more balanced and aesthetically pleasing. Thick skinned noses require subcutaneous excess tissue to be removed, etc. choose a very experienced rhinoplasty surgeon for the best result.
Correcting a bulbous tip of the nose is what a tip vector plasty really does to improve and narrow the tip of the nose
While a tip vector plasty will give you the best shaped tip of your nose it is critical to evaluate the entire nose and develop a comprehensive surgical plan to bring the entire nose into a beautiful shape.
Tip refinement would help you
Most likely the width of your tip is due to the contour of your tip cartilages. Ideally, these cartilages should create a framework that takes on a soft triangular contour when the nose is viewed from the front and from the base. Reducing the outward curvature (convexity) of your tip cartilages would help to improve the definition and proportions of your tip. Please refer the video link to see my approach to create an ideal tip.
Most nose this can be made smaller with a rhinoplasty.
From the photograph it appears as though you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. I would consult with a surgeon using video imaging as a tool in defining a potential surgical outcome.
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