A nose job, or rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure undertaken in order to reshape the…
Characterised by an enlarged or swollen-looking tip, a bulbous nose can often look disproportionate from the tip to the upper part of the nose. It’s been scientifically proven that, as humans, we tend to be more attracted to faces with straight, gently curving lines from the browline to the tip of the nose. In the case of a bulbous nose tip, the tip of the nose is much wider than the nasal bridge — causing an imbalance to the favourable, gently curved line.
Usually inherited from the family gene pool or in some cases, untreated rosacea, bulbous nose tips are caused by either thick skin on the tip of the nose or ill-defined cartilage beneath the skin. If you’re wondering which of the two is the cause of your bulbous nose tip, a simple diagnosis from a professional is all that’s required.
Yes, a bulbous nose can be fixed with a rhinoplasty surgery. There are surgeries that cater specifically for nose tips, called a tip plasty. Using advanced surgical techniques, surgeons are able to refine the nasal cartilage without compromising the rest of the nasal structure. This procedure is ideal for bulbous nose tips and can create a sharper, more natural-looking nose. In the case of those who have thick skin on the tip of their nose, thinning the nasal tip is also effective. It is rare for patients to be suitable for only tip plasty surgery as this can lead to a weakness in the overall structure of the nose, during your consultation Dr Shahidi will determine which procedure is best for you, however, most patients to improve a bulbous tip undergo a full nasal reconstruction.
Before you decide to get a tip plasty, you will need to have a consultation with an experienced surgeon. From examining your nasal and facial structure to discussions about your ideal outcome, a good surgeon is absolutely paramount in any successful nose surgery. After discussing your goals and the achievability of your desired aesthetic, your surgeon will give you a detailed timeline — from surgery to follow-up consultations, recovery and more.
Before your procedure, you will need to have fasted for a certain amount of time for the anesthesia to effectively work. Then, you will undergo your procedure and, in most cases, be able to go home the day of the surgery.
For the first 24 hours after surgery, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water, use ice packs and keep your head slightly elevated. A full recovery will take up to 6 weeks and you will be expected to adhere to guidelines to ensure a speedy recovery — such as using a saline solution and an ointment to help with the healing process.
With many years performing rhinoplasties and, in particular, bulbous nose tip procedures, Dr Shahidi has received the highest qualification awarded to Australian Surgeons for his advanced surgical experience. If you’re wondering how to make your nose less bulbous, Dr Shahidi will explain exactly how he can help and answer any other questions you may have.
For more information about our treatment options for bulbous nose tips, contact us via our enquiry form or book a consultation today to take the first step towards a more confident and happy life.