What is a bulbous tip?
A bulbous tip refers to a semi common physical attribute, where the tip of the nose is enlarged and appears rounded. Bulbous tip occurs due to a skin condition called rosacea, as well as the accumulation of skin cells. Various researchers identify genetic traits as a primary cause of the condition; however, some people develop a bulbous nose later in their life. Factors that cause bulbous tips include:
- Thick nasal skin
- Heavy soft tissue coverage
- Poorly defines cartilage
- Weak cartilage strength
Rhinoplasty for bulbous tips:
Rhinoplasty for bulbous involves reshaping of the nasal tip for a more complementary look that makes the patient more attractive. Among the techniques for correcting a bulbous tip are:
- Cartilage removal. The surgeon removes excess cartilage and uses the remaining cartilage to reshape the tip, reducing the bulbous tip in size and its rounded appearance.
- Suturing. With skill and precision, suturing creates a pointed nasal tip.
- Cartilage grafting can be used for a refined look.
Open or closed rhinoplasty
Two rhinoplasty options can be used depending on the desired type of reconstruction:
- Closed rhinoplasty: Leaves no visible scars as the procedure entails incisions done from inside the nostrils.
- Open rhinoplasty: Open rhinoplasty leaves typically invisible scarring, and provides better access to the nostrils.
It is important to note that correction of the bulbous tip cannot be done through a non-surgical procedure. When fixing a bulbous tip, the surgery entails the removal of cartilage, creating a smaller, more defined nasal structure. Using fillers will not achieve the intended results.
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