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Best Nose Jobs for Bulbous Nose Tips

There are many different types of nose, including Greek, Roman, Nubian, Fleshy, Snub and Hawk. Some of these you may have heard of, others may be less familiar to you.

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Best Nose Jobs for Bulbous Nose Tips

There are many different types of nose, including Greek, Roman, Nubian, Fleshy, Snub and Hawk.

Some of these you may have heard of, others may be less familiar to you. But one type of nose which most people have heard of is the bulbous nose. But what is a bulbous nose tip? Here we will answer that question and address how to contour a bulbous nose.

What is a bulbous nose tip?

A bulbous nose tip presents as a large mass or swelling on the lower half of a person’s nose. As this part of the nose appears enlarged, it can throw off the balance of a person’s facial features. A particularly noticeable bulbous nose tip can cause anxiety and self-esteem issues.

Genetics is a common factor in whether a person has a bulbous nose tip, although this can also develop later in life. Excessive lower lateral cartilages, thick skin and weak cartilage can contribute to a bulbous nose tip.

A bulbous nose tip is actually a characteristic of skin disorder rhinophyma, believed to be the result of poorly treated or untreated rosacea, a common, chronic inflammatory skin condition. In the past, it was thought that alcohol use was the cause of rhinophyma, but recent research has disproved that connection.

A bulbous nose tip is far more common in men than women, particularly those aged between 50 and 70 years old. Former US president Bill Clinton has what would be described as an archetypal bulbous nose.

As well as being a predominantly male issue, a bulbous nose tip is also more prevalent in people in certain ethnic groups. People from northern Europe have wide-base noses and protruded tips. People of African-descent typically have the widest and most prominent nose shapes compared to other ethnic groups. Their noses are often characterised by enlarged nostrils, wide and rounded tips and a distinct lack of protruded nasal bridge.

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What is a bulbous nose job?

A bulbous nose job is surgery which aims to reduce and reshape the bulbous nose tip. A particular type of rhinoplasty called rhino-tip surgery is the best way to achieve this.

Bulbous tip rhinoplasty can involve either open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty, depending on how much work is required to refine this facial feature. Closed rhinoplasty is the most common type of nose surgery, and as the incisions are made inside the nose, this means reduced nasal tissue irritation, less detectable scarring, shorter operating times and faster recovery. Open rhinoplasty is more invasive and more widely used for patients who need more extensive nose contouring or nose reduction.

A surgeon will be able to advise on which bulbous nose job would be best for you.

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How does a bulbous nose job contour a bulbous nose?

Nose tip surgery is a type of rhinoplasty which is carried out to change the tip of the nose, including reshaping a bulbous nose tip. This particular form of rhinoplasty changes the shape of the nose by modifying the structure of the underlying cartilage. This reduces the size and roundness of the bulbous nose tip. Most alterations are done from inside the nose so as to minimise any scarring. The surgeon will create the perfect tip for the patient’s nose structure.

If open rhinoplasty is required, the surgeon will make incisions in the columella, which is the skin between the nostrils beneath the nose. Following the incisions, the skin is lifted up allowing access inside the nasal cavity for the surgeon to perform reshaping. After the surgery is complete, the columella is sutured and the nose will be secured in place with tape and a splint to keep the nose in place. This is usually removed after one week. Open rhinoplasty is excellent for patients with issues such as genetic or structural deformities, such as a bulbous nose tip.


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The operation is most suited to patients who have good bone structure who are not wishing to drastically change the appearance of their nose but are seeking slight improvements such as lifting the tip, correcting deformity or addressing the length of the nose.

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The nose is the central feature of the face and how it looks can determine how we feel about our overall appearance. Rhinoplasty refers to a group of surgical procedures that change the size, shape and position of the nose to provide an effective solution for the many people who are unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of their nose. It is also commonly performed as a medical procedure to correct breathing issues and to help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnoea, and is consequently one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed across the world.

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