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jazzerine 12-11-2009 11:10 PM

Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty
I was told that bulbous tip rhinoplasty is more difficult to perform than it is for a regular nose. I am of Polish descent and as goes with the territory my nose tip is very bulky to put it nicely! :haha: I have not had a nose job yet and want to make sure it will be something that will improve my nose, not make it worse. I must say after browsing this forum I am reluctant to go any further! There is no way at all I can afford to have a revision surgery and that's why I really need to MAKE SURE the doctor does it right the first time. Do I have unrealistic expectations or should I count on a revision being likely?

If it's any help I am a 20 y/o female that is an average weight. I would consider myself attractive EXCEPT for my nose. It really looks out of place on my face and takes attention away from everything else. I always knew since I was a little girl that my bulbous tip was the one thing about myself I didn't like and would eventually want to change. That someday is today and I am ready to go through with rhinoplasty if the chances for a good outcome are high. If it is a harder operation I would like to know what it is that makes it more difficult.


robyne00 12-12-2009 12:00 PM

I can understand your reluctance after reading about posts on the boards specifying that people have had to get revisions. Sometimes, regardless of how skilled a surgeon is, if the patient's particular situation has multiple issues, a revision will be necessary. Revisions are also sometimes required due to surgeon error or unrealistic expectations on the part of the patient.

Why not post some pics?

la_angel 12-12-2009 04:56 PM

The tip of my nose is although bulbous and it is more difficult to correct. I'm not a doctor so I can't tell you why exactly, but from what I understand, the cartilage is more difficult to narrow and keep in place. This is why you need to have realistic expectations with rhinoplasty and you can't expect to have a super slim nose. What you should be able to do though is make the tip somewhat narrower.

To increase the chances of success I would definitely recommend you go with a doctor that is known to specialize in bulbous tip rhinoplasty, but that's no guarantee you won't need a revision.

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