May 28 2014

What Patients Should Know About the Tip Rhinoplasty ProcedureNumerous surgical options are available that can have a dramatic impact on your overall appearance and sense of self. You may be surprised how a little change can make a big difference. During a consultation with a plastic surgeon, you will be able to learn about all of your options for aesthetic enhancement. You will also be able to learn about all of the risks and benefits associated with any procedures that you undergo.

We'd like to focus on one part of the face that can have a major effect on your overall appearance: the nose.

The Size and Shape of the Nose Can Make a Major Impact

The nose is such a crucial facial feature with regard to your appearance. By altering the size and shape of the nose, you can bring attention to other parts of your face, such as the chin and cheekbones. Many people know that the bridge of the nose can pose a number of aesthetic problems, but so can the tip of the nose, especially if it is bulbous or rounded.

Bulbous/Rounded Nasal Tips: A Common Aesthetic Issue

One of the most common reasons for undergoing rhinoplasty is actually this particular issue. A rounded nasal tip can call too much attention to itself, throwing off the general symmetry and harmony of an otherwise beautiful nose. Rest assured that you have many options available for addressing this particular part of the nose problem and achieving excellent aesthetics overall.

Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty Candidates

Rhinoplasty is a great option for people suffering from various issues that affect the nose. Candidates should be in good health overall and not suffer from any medical conditions that would result in a medical health risks of any kind. Patients should have realistic expectations about the surgery and what it entails as well.

The Surgical Procedure for Addressing Rounded/Bulbous Nose Tips

There are a few different ways that the nasal tip can be revised:

  • Suture Reshaping - This particular surgical method involves the use of permanent sutures to help reposition and reshape the nasal tip.
  • Cephalic Trimming - This surgical technique will involve the removal of some of the excess cartilage from the bulbous portion of the patient's nose.
  • Cartilage Grafting - Also known as "lateral crural underlay," this surgical technique involves the use of cartilage grafts taken from another part of the patient's body (e.g., the ear). The addition of cartilage can support existing cartilage in the nose and help reduce the bulbous appearance in the process.
  • Combining Multiple Techniques - If one particular form of surgery is not ideal for a patient, a combination of procedures can be performed as needed to address aesthetic needs.

The ideal option for you will be determined during the consultation process.

Learn More About Facial Plastic Surgery

For more information about rhinoplasty as well as your many other options for advanced aesthetics and cosmetic skin care, be sure to contact our Orange County facial plastic surgery and rejuvenation centers today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible results when it comes to your overall appearance.

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