Bulbous Nose Rhinoplasty

This article was medically reviewed by Op. Dr. Ahmet AYDIN

Reyap Hospital – Istanbul, Turkey

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FaQ – Bulbous Nose Rhinoplasty

How does bulbous nose rhinoplasty differ from standard rhinoplasty?

Bulbous nose rhinoplasty is specifically targeted at refining the nasal tip. Unlike standard rhinoplasty, which may address various aspects of the nose, including the bridge, septum, and overall size, bulbous nose rhinoplasty focuses primarily on reshaping the rounded tip. This involves specific techniques to modify the cartilage and soft tissue of the nasal tip to achieve a more defined and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

What should I expect in terms of recovery from bulbous nose rhinoplasty?

Recovery from bulbous nose rhinoplasty typically involves some swelling and bruising around the nose, which gradually subsides over the first few weeks. Most patients can return to normal activities within 2-3 weeks, but it may take several months for the final results to become apparent as the nose fully heals. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully to ensure the best possible outcome.

Are the results of bulbous nose rhinoplasty permanent?

The results of bulbous nose rhinoplasty are generally permanent. The reshaping of the nasal tip cartilage and reduction of excess tissue create lasting changes. However, it’s important to have realistic expectations and understand that the natural aging process may slightly alter the appearance of your nose over time. A thorough consultation with a skilled rhinoplasty surgeon can provide a clear understanding of what to expect from the surgery.

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