Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty? I have a bulbous, round tip (Photo)

I am wondering if I am a good candidate for tip rhinoplasty. My nose is really round/bolbous, but it is not crocked. Added with my already chubby cheeks/round face, my round nose dosn't look good. Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty, and will it be full rhinoplasty or tip rhinoplasty? I added pictures from different angels to get a better idea of my face.

Doctor Answers 13

Tip surgery

It looks as if you may benefit from tip surgery.  You need to be 18 or older or have parental consent to proceed, unless you are an emancipated minor.  Best wishes!

Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon
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Rounded and bulbous nasal tip

Thank you for your inquiry!

It seems that you are a good candidate for a corrective rhinoplasty addressing your rounded and bulbous nasal tip. However, without a physical examination it is not possible to provide you with specific details. I highly recommend that you schedule a consultation with a well-experienced surgeon.

It is important to mention that the finest cosmetic results in any particular case are based on a variety of factors, including: the unique anatomy of the patient, realistic expectations, a well-informed and detailed discussion with your plastic surgeon concerning the best options for you especially covering a deep understanding of the pros and cons of any given choice you will adopt.

Please keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon online who offers to tell you what to do without a physical examination covering the nature and the status of the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative solution would not be in your best interest. With that in mind, it is the safest and for your best interest to find a plastic surgeon with solid experience and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who is ideally a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that you will trust and be comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.

Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 197 reviews

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty? I have a bulbous, round tip (Photo)

It seems like you have somewhat of a distorted image of yourself, because I do not understand where the "chubby cheeks" and round face came from.  All I see is a thin triangular face.  The nose may be amenable to tip reduction.  However, first of all, in my book you need to be 18 which it seems you may not be yet.  Secondly, one would have to examine your nose in person because the skin thickness is not quite apparent form the photos, and if you have a thick skin nasal tip, commonly known as "beefy" nose, you probably will not benefit from a rhinoplasty. 

Ruben B. Abrams, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Well-performed Rhinoplasty surgery may lead to a narrower, less bulbous nasal tip.

You may benefit from consulting several rhinoplasty specialists so you could see if rhinoplasty surgery would be right for you. You appear to have realistic expectations, but internet photos are not a substitute for an examination.

Hope this helps you.

Dr. Joseph

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 421 reviews

Tip rhinoplasty

Tip rhinoplasty could make the tip smaller but will not narrow the base.  It is hard to tell if you would benefit from that.  I recommend you seek the opinion of a board certified plastic surgeon close to u 

Chad K. Wheeler, MD
Spokane Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty? I have a bulbous, round tip (Photo)

Your posted views lack the profile view which is very important. From your pictures, I believe that you will be a good candidate for standard open Rhinoplasty. Your bulbous tip can be refined and more blending in your cartilage/bone junction created, using your own cartilage. You may need reduction of the base of your nostrils pending full clinical evaluation. I usually prefer to wait until you are near to skeletal maturation.

Maan Kattash, MD, FRCS, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Rhinoplasty for bulbous tip

A bulbous tip can often be treated with a tip plasty procedure. It is always best to be seen in person to be properly evaluated.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty? I have a bulbous, round tip

    A tip rhinoplasty with possible alar base reduction will probably produce a very nice result.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty? I have a bulbous, round tip

The answer to your question, is yes, you are a candidate for rhinoplasty surgery.  Yes, the bulbous tip can be reduced and refined.  If the bridge is straight and in proportion with the tip of the nose, then a simple tipplasty can achieve the look you desire.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 26 reviews


A combination of techniques would help redefining your tip and decreasing the bulbous appearance
There may need to be some work done on the dorsum of your nose as well
Please refer to before and afters for examples

Stefan Rene Adair, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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