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Reshaping the Tip of the Nose with Rhinoplasty

Posted May 24, 2019

The nose is one of the most noticeable features on the face. In fact, it might even be one of the first things that someone sees when they look at your face. So, having a bulbous tip can prove to be a big problem. It can make you feel self-conscious and draw attention away from your other facial features.

However, there is good news. There are cosmetic procedures that you can rely on to reshape the tip of your nose. One such procedure is rhinoplasty, which is commonly known as a nose job. The procedure aids in the reshaping and resizing of the nose.

One of the most common reasons why patients seek out this procedure is to correct their rounded or bulbous nose tip. Rhinoplasty eliminates the bulbous appearance and provides better definition.

The Causes of a Bulbous Tip

There are several factors that lead to the formation of a bulbous nose tip. This includes a round dome shape, inferior cartilage health, excessive soft-tissue coverage, improperly defined hypertrophic lower lateral cartilages, and more.

With rhinoplasty, your surgeon can make your nose look more pointed and soft, giving you the facial contours you desire.

Restructuring Your Nose With Rhinoplasty

Traditional rhinoplasty techniques make your nose look more defined without affecting the overall structure of the nose. Typically, fixing a bulbous tip will involve restructuring the small cartilage edges.

This is followed up with suturing techniques to create a more streamlined nasal tip.

For patients with thick skin, their nasal tip will have to be trimmed down before anything else can be done. This allows for better, long-term results.

Recovering From the Rhinoplasty Surgery

The recovery period for rhinoplasty extends up to a few weeks. During this period, the patient is required to follow certain post-surgical instructions for faster and better healing. For starters, the patient must lie down with the head in an elevated position.You will also have to adhere to certain restrictions such as stopping the use of alcohol, cigarettes, and certain medications.

The cast and the stitches will be removed in approximately a week or so, after which the taping will also be taken off. There may be some swelling, which will disappear with time. The tip of the nose may take slightly longer to heal. Since no two procedures are the same, unique techniques must be used to get you your ideal nose. Your doctor can help you better understand what to expect after the procedure during a consultation.

As for returning back to your normal daily routine, patients can start driving a few days after the procedure. However, you will need to refrain from engaging in certain physical activities such as hiking, swimming, or jogging a few weeks after the surgery to avoid causing injury. In the case of contact sports like football or basketball, it may take a much longer period of time.

Once the procedure is done, you will find that your nose is more proportional in width and overall size. The bridge will blend into the nasal tip in a smooth manner. This will allow the nose to appear more aesthetic and symmetrical with the rest of your facial features.

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in learning more about rhinoplasty, skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Haven Barlow can help you understand the surgical process and what to expect from it. His skilled hands and attention to detail will help you achieve the nose shape and size you desire. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today!

"The best thing about the surgery for me was how comforting Dr. Barlow was. Getting any surgery is always nerve wracking, but anytime Dr. Barlow came in the room and would begin talking ”all of my fears would go away."

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