The size and shape of your nose play an integral role in the harmony among your other facial features. If your nose is too prominent, it can detract attention away from your eyes and mouth. Luckily, you don’t have to keep the nose you were born with. Rhinoplasty surgery can alter the form and function of your nose for the better, especially if you have issues such as a bulbous nose tip.
Rhinoplasty for a Bulbous Nose Tip
Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that allows Dr. Jeffrey L. Schmidt to resize or reshape your nose by manipulating the bone and cartilage in specific ways. As an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Schmidt can reduce the size of a rounded, or bulbous, nasal tip and create more definition for your nose.
In a bulbous nose, the tip is wider than the bridge, creating a nose that is too broad or too large compared with the rest of the face. The goal of bulbous tip rhinoplasty is to remove excessive cartilage to soften the nose’s appearance without creating a pinched or pointed tip.
What to Expect Before, During, and After Rhinoplasty Surgery
If you’re considering surgically correcting a bulbous nose, the first thing to do is to set up a consultation with Dr. Schmidt. For this in-person meeting, come prepared to discuss your aesthetic goals. Dr. Schmidt can assess your unique nasal and facial anatomy, and advise you about your options for improving your appearance. Our cutting-edge 3D imaging software can help you envision what results you’ll be able to look forward to after having surgery.
Dr. Schmidt typically performs rhinoplasty surgery through concealed incisions that he’ll place inside the nose, or on the thin strip of tissue that separates your nostrils. In either case, he will add or remove cartilage as necessary to achieve the ideal shape for your nose before re-draping the skin and closing the incisions with sutures. After rhinoplasty, you may need internal or external splints to support the new structure of your nose in the earliest phases of healing.
Rhinoplasty surgery is an outpatient procedure, but you will still need to make sure a friend, spouse, or family member is available to drive you home afterward. The total recovery time for this surgery is between two and three weeks in most cases, during which time you’ll need to rest with your head elevated as much as possible to minimize swelling and bruising.
After making a full recovery from your nose reshaping surgery, you will not have visible scarring. Dr. Schmidt takes every precaution to make small, inconspicuous incisions that heal nearly undetectably. Once all the swelling has resolved, your rhinoplasty will leave you with a more proportionally sized nose, with a bridge that naturally blends in with the tip. You can look forward to improved balance among all your facial features.
Denver’s Rhinoplasty Specialist
Many experts rank rhinoplasty among the most challenging plastic surgery procedures to perform. It requires the doctor to improve the aesthetic qualities of the nose without affecting the delicate internal structures that make it possible for you to breathe freely. Throughout his career as a surgeon, in which he achieved a double board certification in both plastic surgery and head and neck surgery, Dr. Schmidt has masterfully refined his rhinoplasty techniques. If you have a wider than average nose, Dr. Schmidt will aim to improve its appearance and create more balance and symmetry in your face. To schedule a consultation regarding bulbous tip nose surgery in Denver, or to learn more about our other fantastic surgical and non-surgical procedures, contact us today.