Bulbous Nose, Can It Be Fixed? Can It Be Made Smaller? (photo)

Bulbous Nose Job,can It Be Fixed?make It Smaller? 

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Bulbous Tip Correction is Tricky. See Why?

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Your bulbous tip can definitely be improved. The key is to do it without any signs that a rhinoplasty was performed. In other words AVOID THE FOLLOWING:

-Excessive pinching

-Over thinning

-Avoid excess tip elevation at the same time.

-Use advanced, less invasive, non-destructive techniques to bend and shape the cartilage

--Minimally debulk the skin in select areas to finalize the custom shaping.

-MAKE SURE you pick a surgeon with a variety of before after pictures that you like on a variety of nose types. Also, all views including the front view should be shown on the picture gallery since that is the view you especially need to see and is most relevant to your situation. Research carefully and remember, many many patients travel to other cities and states to have rhinoplasty. It is THE CENTER OF YOUR FACE. THE BEST SHOT IS THE FIRST ONE, WHICH SHOULD BE YOUR ONLY ONE!

-I have some links for you to see below which may also help.

Good luck. Dr Ghavami

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 105 reviews

Can the bulbous tip of my nose be made smaller?

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Of course your tip can be made more diminutive, and at the same time, consider raising the tip slightly and narrowing the base.  These changes will make your eyes and lips appear larger. 

Steve Laverson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

Best Rhinoplasty for Bulbous Tip in Miami

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Hi Kat,

Yes, your nose can be improved aesthetically with rhinoplasty.  Fortunately you have many very fine rhinoplasty surgeons in the Miami area including Richard Davis, MD, and Robert Simons, MD.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Bulbous Nose Job,can It Be Fixed?make It Smaller?

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Yes, IMHO it would require an open Rhinoplasty to make the nasal tip smaller and more defined.  A conchal cartilage ear graft may also be required for additional tip definition and support.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Bulbous nasal tip surgery

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Bulbous nasal tip surgery can be very difficult, but some problems can be avoided by careful attention to the idea of minimal thinning of the cartilages that offer solid support for the tip.   Occasionally tip grafts to assist with tip support have to be used.  Thick skin covering for nasal tips can be  a challenge for a  nasal surgeon.  Be sure to get several opinions before you pursue surgery with a surgeon.  This condition certainly be improved, however.


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Rhinoplasty to improve bulbous tip

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Rhinoplasty is commonly done to address noses with a bulbous tip. Tip bulbosity can be caused by any combination of excessive skin thickness, tip cartilage convexity, and tip under-projection.

Focusing on the areas causing the problems will help bring your nose into better balance. An examination will allow for a better assessment of the best approach to addressing your concerns.

Thomas A. Lamperti, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Surgery for a large or bulbuous nasal tip is the second most common request in rhinoplasty

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The most common request in rhinoplasty is to remove a hump. Making a bulbous tip smaller is the second most common request. This is where more finesse on the part of the surgeon is necessary. A skilled rhinoplasty surgeon can narrow a round nasal tip and have it fit your face better without sacrificing function and personal identity.

Steven J. Pearlman, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 141 reviews

Shaping of the Bulbous Nasal Tip

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The answer is - very likely. Based on the photo provided, it does appear that your nasal tip grabs most of the attention in this area of the face. I have provided you with a link below to our online rhinoplasty tutorial that focuses on rhinoplasty for the bulbous nose. I hope this helps clarify many of the issues involved in making this type of nose more refined. Wishing you the best of luck in your rhinoplasty research. Dr. Hilinski

John M. Hilinski, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Bulbous tip

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Your concern is common for rhinoplasty patients. your lower nose is definitely out of balance from the rest of your face and draws attention away from your beautiful green eyes. rhinoplasty can definitely shape and reduce your tip to place it in better harmony and eliminate it's dominance of your facial features.

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Rhinoplasty for the bulbous tip.

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Rhinoplasty for the bulbous tip can be done for the tip as well as nostril narrowing to make your tip in balance with the rest of your nose.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

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