- July 31th, 2022
Your Guide to Bulbous Nose Rhinoplasty
Is a bulbous nose rhinoplasty right for me? If you’d like to smooth and contour the look of your nose to add greater harmony to your face, a bulbous nose rhinoplasty may be a good option to consider. A bulbous nose rhinoplasty can reshape the nose so it is more in balance with the rest of your facial features.
Dr. Aric Park is our expert facial plastic surgeon here at Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery. He is double board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastic Surgery. Beyond those fine credentials, Dr. Park is our resident expert in liquid rhinoplasty, using his skilled eye and precision to masterfully sculpt the shape of each patient’s nose to finely fit their face all while using the most gentle techniques to give a flawless look to patients’ faces.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty Due to Bulbous Nose?
You might be wondering, What is a bulbous nose? Although the term bulbous refers to something that is fat, round, or bulging, that doesn’t really give an accurate picture of the nose shapes a bulbous nose rhinoplasty can address. It can help to look at bulbous nose rhinoplasty before and after photos to get a feel for the possibilities this cosmetic surgery offers. Essentially a bulbous nose rhinoplasty aims to smooth and minimize the number of common nose shapes, particularly around the tip of the nose, such as:
- Excessive lower lateral cartilage — This is the area above the nostrils and between the tip of the nose. With too much cartilage in this area, it can cause the tip of the nose to appear large in relation to the rest of the face.
- Convex shape to lateral cartilage — If the area around the tip of the nose and nostrils protrudes out with a significant rounding, this can be an attribute of a bulbous nose.
- Excess cartilage and tissue — The position and amount of cartilage and tissue can determine the shape of a nose. The cartilage that is more vertically aligned can create a larger nose shape. Excess tissue around the tip of the nose can also contribute to the nose appearing more bulbous.
How Does A Bulbous Nose Rhinoplasty Differ From a Standard Nose Job?
When addressing a bulbous nose, Dr. Park doesn’t just use the same techniques as he would for a standard “nose job.” In fact, Dr. Park has spent years perfecting this technique which focuses on smoothing the tip area of the nose, minimizing droopy, hooked, or overly rounded shapes. He uses his specialized skill and understanding of bulbous nose characteristics to minimize these features and add greater harmony to the nose and overall facial balance. While reshaping the nose, Dr. Park precisely removes cartilage and excess tissue to give the patient a more balanced and natural look.
What is a Liquid Rhinoplasty for Bulbous Nose?
A liquid rhinoplasty for a bulbous nose is an option for patients who prefer a non-surgical alternative. Because this type of rhinoplasty involves dermal fillers, it’s called a liquid rhinoplasty. This type of procedure is a quick, temporary way to “test out” a rhinoplasty.
A liquid rhinoplasty won’t remove cartilage or tissue like a surgical rhinoplasty, which may be necessary for bulbous noses. A liquid rhinoplasty can however smooth out and add a natural-looking balance to a less severe bulbous nose. It’s also important to note that a liquid rhinoplasty doesn’t address the typical bulbous nose and thick skin that rhinoplasty can help with. It can be useful to look at photos of liquid rhinoplasty for a bulbous nose before and after pictures to see how this less invasive option can transform a face. Beyond rhinoplasty, Dr. Park also specializes in Liquid Rhinoplasty and uses his gentle technique and attention to detail to give patients natural-looking results.
What is the Cost of a Bulbous Nose Rhinoplasty?
If you’re considering rhinoplasty for a bulbous nose, you are probably looking to take the next step. Maybe you’ve looked at before and after bulbous nose rhinoplasty photos and believe this is the right procedure for you. Next, you’ll want to know about the cost. A bulbous nose rhinoplasty can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $45,000 or more, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Since every patient’s nose is different, it’s best to reach out to schedule a consultation to find out what your specific needs are.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty for Bulbous Nose
An ethnic rhinoplasty uses specialized techniques to address specific characteristics such as thick skin, nostril flare, and excess cartilage. Maybe you’re searching for specific information about an Asian bulbous nose rhinoplasty. Dr. Park is highly skilled in addressing the bulbous features which you may like to balance. This can include creating a more defined, sculpted tip and removing excess tissue above the nostril to diminish the bulbousness of the nose.
I’m a Man with a Bulbous Nose, Can I Benefit from a Rhinoplasty?
If you are a man who would like to take away some of the bulbous features of your nose, a rhinoplasty may be the solution. Dr. Park believes it’s important to give male patients a different approach from female patients. Although the basic artistic and medical skills remain the same, Dr. Park focuses on the physiology of both male and female noses to give each patient the look they are striving for. Male bulbous nose rhinoplasty is quite common and all you need to do is look at bulbous nose male rhinoplasty before and after photos to see the dramatic transformations.
A bulbous nose after rhinoplasty can look smaller, with a more defined tip. If you have a wide bulbous nose and are considering rhinoplasty, browse bulbous nose before and after rhinoplasty photos. You’ll see how this procedure when done by the trained hands and skilled eye of our Beverly Hills rhinoplasty expert, Dr. Park can create a natural look, thinner, more defined nose that is in perfect harmony with the rest of your face.