Bulbous Nose Tip
Last updated date: 10-May-2023
Originally Written in English
Bulbous Nose Tip
The nose is a prominent facial feature, and people seek rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, for those who were born with nasal features they would like to change, surgical treatments are available to change the nose.
A bulbous tip occurs when the tip of the nose appears enlarged and rounded. What is the cause of a bulbous tip? A bulbous tip is primarily caused by genetics, but some people develop this feature later in life. Men are more likely than women to have a bulbous tip. Poorly defined cartilage, weak cartilage strength, extensive soft tissue coverage, thick nasal skin, and other factors can all contribute to a bulbous tip. Some medical conditions and ways of life
Have you got a bulbous tip? Many patients with this nasal feature benefit from rhinoplasty to improve facial harmony. Patients with prominent noses frequently find that their nose is the first thing people notice. Rhinoplasty reduces the nose's prominence, allowing it to blend with and complement your other features.
What is a Bulbous Nose Tip?
A bulbous nose is distinguished by an enlarged or swollen-looking tip and can appear disproportionate from the tip to the upper part of the nose. It has been scientifically proven that straight, gently curving lines from the brow line to the tip of the nose are more appealing to humans. The tip of the nose is much wider than the nasal bridge in the case of a bulbous nose tip, causing an imbalance to the favourable, gently curved line.
What Causes Bulbous Nose Tip?
In general, a bulbous nose is inherited. Several physiological factors can contribute to such an appearance:
- Oversized lower lateral cartilage — Your nose may have a larger lower lateral cartilage, which can result in a prominent nasal tip.
- Convex nasal cartilage — The lower lateral cartilage should be flat or only slightly convex. People with rounded nose tips, on the other hand, have particularly rounded cartilages.
- Cartilage position — If the cartilage is positioned more vertically than is ideal, the nose tip may appear fuller.
- Tissue coverage — Excessive soft tissue may be concentrated at the tip of the nose, giving the area a bulbous appearance.
In many cases, a combination of these factors will result in a rounded and protruding nose. Alcohol consumption is one frequently cited — but incorrect — reason for bulbous noses. There is no link between the consumption of alcoholic beverages and the development of bulbous noses.
Do You Need a Bulbous Nose Job?
Here are four key questions to ask to determine whether you have a bulbous nose tip and whether surgery can correct it:
- Is the tip of your nose too prominent or undefined?
- Is the tip rounded or protruding?
- Is there a significant symmetry difference between the upper and lower halves of your nose?
- Is the tip impeding the gently curving line that runs from the tip of your nose to the end?
If you answered yes to the majority of these questions, you could be a candidate for bulbous nose tip surgery. The sections that follow will delve deeper into this delicate procedure to help you better understand its benefits.
Is Bulbous Nose Job Safe & Effective?
While all surgical procedures have some risk, a nose job to correct a bulbous tip is minimally invasive and therefore safe for the vast majority of patients.
With major advances in plastic surgery, a nose job on a bulbous tip can produce excellent results. Following the procedure, your nose will appear natural and balanced in relation to the rest of your facial features.
Here's an example of what might happen if you decide to have surgery on your bulbous nose tip:
If you choose to have bulbous nose tip rhinoplasty, you may also get the following amazing results:
- Scarless rhinoplasty — The specialist doctor specializes in scarless nose jobs. All incisions in this method are made inside the nose, resulting in no external scars. Because bulbous nose tip surgery involves reshaping a specific part of the nose, it is highly compatible with this surgical technique.
- Increased self-assurance — If you've always been self-conscious about your prominent nose tip, a nose job for a bulbous nose could provide you with much-needed confidence. This boost in self-esteem has the potential to alter your perspective of yourself and the world. Most patients are surprised to learn that a bulbous nose job can be completed in as little as two hours. Even better, it is an outpatient procedure, eliminating the need for prolonged confinement. Most people can return to normal daily life within a week.
- Subtle transformation — Rather than completely changing your appearance, bulbous nose tip rhinoplasty enhances what you already have. Following the procedure, you will notice a subtle but positive change in your appearance — one that will help generate you compliments rather than awkward questions.
Can Bulbous Nose Tip With Thick Skin Be Corrected?
Despite the thickness of the nasal tip skin, bulging tip noses can be refined. Even with a deviated septum, this can be accomplished through tip cartilage shaping, suture techniques, and the use of cartilage grafts from the septum after septoplasty. Subcutaneous fat and muscle can also be reduced around the tip skin to create a more defined tip. Even with these techniques, a bulbous tip with thick skin is more difficult to refine than one with thin skin.
Precautions Prior to Bulbous Nose Job
The following are typical pre-surgery precautions recommended by the specialist doctor to ensure safety and comfort during the procedure:
- Avoid taking non-prescribed medications — doing so will allow the anesthesia to take full effect during the procedure. Please let us know if you are taking any medications, including prescription drugs, vitamins, cannabinoid-based medications, and supplements, before your procedure.
- For the next 10 days, avoid prolonged sun exposure — Strong sunlight can inflame your skin and slow the healing process. Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds two weeks before your scheduled bulbous nose job. If you can't avoid going out, apply SPF 30 sunscreen.
- For four weeks, avoid smoking and drinking alcohol — all surgeries involve some level of bleeding. Unfortunately, alcohol thins the blood. This has the potential to impair your body's ability to form wound-healing blood clots. Meanwhile, smoking reduces blood flow, which can cause surgical wounds to heal more slowly. This can also weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to post-operative infection.
- Caffeine abstinence for two weeks — You should abstain from caffeine for two weeks before your bulbous nose tip rhinoplasty. Caffeine has been shown to raise blood pressure. This can be a problem if you have hypertension or heart disease.
- Citrus juices should be avoided for 24 hours before surgery — because they are highly acidic and can irritate your stomach. To avoid having an upset stomach during surgery, we recommend avoiding citrus-based beverages prior to surgery.
- Don't eat or drink after midnight the night before your surgery — You must fast for at least 12 hours before your bulbous nose job. When you have an empty stomach, general anesthesia works best.
How Rhinoplasty Fix Your Bulbous Nose Tip?
Bulbous nose tip rhinoplasty enhances your facial harmony and overall appearance by utilizing the following surgical techniques:
- Suture reshaping — Suturing is used to narrow the tip of the nose by bringing the domal segments of the lower lateral cartilage together. The sutures will eventually be absorbed by the body as if they never existed.
- Cephalic trimming — Lower alar cartilages are horseshoe shaped cartilages that determine the position and shape of the nose's tip. If it is particularly noticeable, it can cause your nose to appear wider and bulbous. To create a narrow nasal tip, a cephalic trim involves removing part of the lower alar cartilages.
- Cartilage grafting — To reshape the nose, a patient's own cartilage can be taken from one area and grafted onto another. Plastic surgeons, such as The specialist doctor, can improve tip definition and create an aesthetically pleasing nose line by strategically placing the grafted cartilage.
- Open or closed rhinoplasty — Approximately 99 percent of plastic surgeons perform open rhinoplasty, which entails making an external incision at the base of the nose. This technique allows surgeons easy access to the tissue envelope of the nose, but it leaves a permanent scar. Closed rhinoplasty, on the other hand, uses internal incisions, resulting in no visible scars and thus more natural-looking results.
A bulbous nose tip does not have a one-size-fits-all solution. Some patients with bulbous noses even request that we make additional adjustments to address other issues, such as a dorsal hump on the nasal dorsum (nose bridge).
Non-surgical Treatment For Bulbous Nose Tip
A nonsurgical nose job is actually a filler procedure. Fillers are injectable solutions that have gained popularity due to their speed, low cost, effectiveness, and lack of pain. Filler treatments can be used to plump the lips, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and contour areas like the chin and jawline. Fillers can also be used to create the impression of a nose job without undergoing surgery. However, this is only true in certain circumstances.
Can Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Go Wrong?
Absolutely. Some people believe that nonsurgical procedures are entirely safe. And, of course, because there are no incisions, there is no risk of infection as there would be with surgery. However, if not done correctly, any injection into your face has the potential to cause significant damage. The nose is extremely fragile, and its architecture and blood supply must be preserved during any surgical or nonsurgical treatment. A mistake during a liquid nose job can have long-term consequences. Incorrectly injected fillers can cause facial deformities and necrosis (skin death), which is nearly impossible to correct.
The person performing the nonsurgical rhinoplasty must be an expert in the anatomy of the nose's bones, cartilage, and, most importantly, the arteries. The nose is a crucial aspect of your overall appearance. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty should only be performed by highly trained and experienced surgeons.
Recovery Period after Bulbous Nose Job
Even though a bulbous nose job is minimally invasive, it is still a surgical procedure. As a result, patients require extensive post-operative care to ensure a quick and painless recovery. Here are some suggestions for recovery:
- Stay in bed and elevate your head for the first 24 hours — Your body needs time to recover from your bulbous nose surgery, so spend the next day in bed. Always keep your head higher than your body to avoid swelling and pain. If you have post-operative pain, you can only take TYLENOL® in the recommended dosage.
- Five times a day, apply an ice glove compress — Following surgery, blood vessels in your nasal region dilate to allow more blood into the incision sites, allowing the wounds to heal faster. Unfortunately, this can cause swelling and discomfort. To control inflammation, the specialist doctor advises using the provided ice glove compress up to five times per day.
- Eat soft, light, and cool foods —because traces of general anesthesia will remain in your system the next day. Avoid eating hard or tough foods to protect yourself from potential side effects. This will prevent you from chewing excessively, which can irritate the nasal region. Hot or spicy foods should also be avoided because they can dilate blood vessels and exacerbate swelling.
- Don't blow your nose for two weeks — Incisions heal faster when they are left alone, which is why blowing your nose should be avoided. If you feel an obstruction or drainage in your nose (which is common in many patients), gently sniff up, swallow, or spit out any contents. Don't try to clean your nasal cavity by blowing your nose. Sneeze with your mouth open to avoid putting pressure on the incision sites.
- Brushing your front teeth on the first day after surgery is not advised— because it may be painful. This is due to the close relationship between the muscles of your upper lip and nose. Brush your lower teeth and gently gargle some mouthwash for the time being. Brushing can be resumed 48 hours after the procedure.
- Avoid exposing your nose to direct sunlight for the next six weeks — direct sunlight can cause swelling, which can impede recovery.
- Avoid sports and extreme activities for the first three months following your procedure — Trauma to the nose can undo the benefits of rhinoplasty, which is why plastic surgeons advise against high-risk activities for the first three months. Exercises that involve bending your head forward, such as running, jumping, or jogging, should also be avoided. Swimming is also out because pool water may contain bacteria that can cause infections.
- Do not wear heavy glasses for about six weeks — your nasal region will be extremely sensitive in the coming weeks. To avoid discomfort, avoid wearing heavy eyewear and instead opt for thinner-framed glasses or contact lenses.
- Take prescribed medications — The specialist doctor will prescribe medications such as analgesics, anti-inflammatories, and antibiotics to help manage pain and promote healing. Take all of these as directed to avoid post-operative complications.
Risks & Complications
Bulbous nose surgery, like any other procedure, has risks. They occur infrequently and are expertly managed when they do.
- Irregularities in the nose bridge: Minor irregularities in the bridge may occur as a result of bone shifting after surgery. Not to worry, they can usually be easily adjusted with simple molding.
- Visible Scarring: The external scar on the columella usually heals to the point where it cannot be seen, but it can occasionally be seen.
- Compromise Breathing: There is a risk of compromised breathing after a surgery that reduces the size of the nose, which is why an airway surgery is also performed during such procedures. In rare cases, compromised airflow may still occur, necessitating additional airflow surgery.
- Infection: Although the risk of infection after rhinoplasty is very low, post-operative antibiotics can be prescribed.
- Nasal bleeding: After nose job, bleeding may occur even with minor trauma such as rubbing your nose
Bulbous Nose Job Cost
One of the most common questions from patients considering rhinoplasty is this. The price of a bulbous tip rhinoplasty is determined by several factors. Because it is a cosmetic modification, your insurance may not cover it. Expenses for these desired cosmetic alterations will include the surgeon's, anesthetic, and facility fees.
Each patient's rhinoplasty plan is customized by the specialized doctor. A normal nose operation on a bulbous tip of a major nose costs between $14,000 and $18,000. (i.e. noses that have never been operated on). Meanwhile, revision rhinoplasty starts at $18,000 and might go higher depending on the particular enhancements or changes you want.
The nose is very important in overall face harmony. Its size and form can attract attention to or away from your other facial features, giving it a substantial effect on your look.
As a result, the nose may be a source of insecurity for many people, leading rhinoplasty (nose surgery or nose job) to become the most popular surgical procedure on the face. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, around 220,000 procedures are performed each year.
A bulbous nose, as the title suggests, is a condition in which the tip of one's nose is overly rounded or protruding. The tip may also be tilted, drooping, or hooked in rare situations. Some nose tips are also significantly broader than the nose bridge. This disrupts face symmetry and provides an unattractive appearance.
The most common cause of a bulbous tip is misshaped cartilages that create and support the tip of the nose. The cartilages might be too wide, too springy, too convex, or just too far from each other.