Is There No Any Other Way to Reduce Bulbous Cartilage Other Than a Rhinoplasty?

no one has searched is this senario. that there should be some medicine to dehydrate the cartilage to make it appear thinner.i just have a little bulbous tip and i want to shrink it

Doctor Answers 7

Reducing Bulbous Cartilage Without Surgery

There is no way to reduce or change the contour of cartilage causing a bulbous tip without surgery. Fillers are sometimes used to change nasal appearance, but adding injections will not make your tip smaller.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is There No Any Other Way to Reduce Bulbous Cartilage Other Than a Rhinoplasty?

No, absolutely not.  There's no other way to reduce nasal cartilage than a Rhinoplasty.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Improvement of a bulbour nasal tip

In general, the only way to correct a bulbous tip is the reshape the tip cartilages through rhinoplasty surgery. However, if only a small change is needed, sometimes non-surgical methods can be an alternative. Depending on the appearance of the tip as well as the remainder of the nose, semi-permanent filler may be used to camouflage the bulbosity of the tip and make it more proportional with the rest of the nose.

Gregory J. Vipond, MD, FRCSC
Inland Empire Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bulbous Nose Reshaping Procedure

Ana, although it would be great if there were other non-invasive options for this particular issue, the reality is that only rhinoplasty surgery can effectively reshape a bulbous nasal tip. When it comes to reshaping a bulbous nasal tip, it is not a matter of just thinning the cartilage. The thickness of the cartilage is not necessarily the problem. You actually have to reshape the cartilage by using suture technique or cutting the cartilage to achieve the desired shape. Good luck with your search.

John M. Hilinski, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bulbous tip

The only wat I know how to treat a bulbous tip of the nose is by performing a rhinoplasty to contour the lower lateral cartilages.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Medicine not Rhinoplasty to reduce Bulbous Tip Cartilage

Dear Ana,

Unfortunately, the only way to reduce a bulbous tip is with a rhinoplasty.

Rondi Kathleen Walker, MD
Washington Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is There No Any Other Way to Reduce Bulbous Cartilage Other Than a Rhinoplasty?

Hi Ana,
No doubt that some day a miracle drug or treatment will reduce a bulbous tip, but for now the best way is a rhinoplasty. When the miracle drug is found, I'm sure you'll hear about it.

Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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