Is there anything besides a full rhinoplasty to correct a bulbous tip? (photo)

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Is there shortcut to rhinoplasty? No.

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Rhinoplasty is by definition surgery on the nose.  Now, I do hear some patients ask about having 'only the tip' done.  The fact of the matter is that surgery on any one part of the nose can affect others--and the tip is perhaps the most complex of the areas of the nose treated in rhinoplasty.
Having said that, it is possible that other things would not be necessary--for example, bony work, etc.  You should be evaluated by a qualified and experienced rhinoplasty surgeon to determine if it is something you want to do.
Hope this helps.
Dr. Most

Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty

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The condition described above typically would require surgery. However, it is likely to involve more cartilage work as opposed to bony work. The tip of the nose however proposes a complex problem because it is essentially effected by the complete structure. An in depth consultation with a board certified rhinoplastic surgeon is essential to determine how complex the procedure would be in regards to your current physical parameters.

Is there anything besides a full rhinoplasty to correct a bulbous tip?

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The bulbous tip can really only be improved with a rhinoplasty. This can be done in closed fashion without any noticeable scars.

Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Rhinoplasty for bulbous tip

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Without a full set of pictures it impossible to say what may or may not need to  be performed on  your nose. The bulbous tip is best addressed with a combination of  cartilage removal or tip suturing techniques depending upon the extent of the bulbousness. For many examples please see  the link below

Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty

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A rhinoplasty just implies surgery on the nose. The extent of the rhinoplasty depends on how much work needs to be done. In your case, if it's just the tip, then that's all you would need. However, it's difficult to say without seeing a profile.


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