Clinically Safe Rhinoplasty Procedures performed by your Plastic Surgeon to Correct Bulbous Nasal Tip

A rounded nasal tip is a common facial feature in most people. There are people who notice this while others seem bothered by having a bulbous and rounded tip. The ones affected have low self-esteem and an ultimate low confidence. For this reason, these individual consult the services of plastic surgeons for corrective procedures.

The rounded nasal tip results when the cartilages supporting the nasal tip are too wide and rounded.. These lower lateral cartilages are located on either side of the nose bridge and offer support to the nasal tip. Surgeons recognize this malformation and have come up with different restorative and corrective procedures to help the over conscious and concerned individuals. The procedures are clinically approved and include:

Cephalic Trimming

This is a bulbous tip rhinoplasty procedure, also called the cephalic trim maneuver. The cephalic portion is the upper edge of the lower lateral cartilage. This procedure entails trimming or removal of the overly prominent cartilage along the cephalic edge. Proper symmetry has to be attained thus high precision is required. Collapse of the nasal tip could happen if too much cartilage is cut off during the surgery. The result is a pinched nasal tip.

Cartilage grafting of the tip

To manage your bulbous nasal top, your plastic surgeon may recommend nasal cartilage grafting. Your cartilage is taken from other body parts like the septum, or ribs and added to support your nasal tip. A lateral crural underlay technique is undertaken and the graft cartilage is placed under the lateral part of the lower lateral cartilage; also called the lateral crus. By suturing the cartilage against the crural underlay graft, your rounded nasal tip attains a straighter shape on either side. This forms the ‘normal’ soft triangular shape of the nose tip.

Dome binding suturing procedure

To correct a round nasal tip, a bulbous tip rhinoplasty clinical procedure involving suture reshaping is undertaken. Sutures are placed above and below the actual point so as to cinch the cartilage. The domes bring about narrowing of the lower lateral cartilage and the nasal tip. The lateral cartilages are closely brought together at the nasal tip at the same time. It has proven effective for many patients and many plastic surgeons recommend this cost effective procedure to reduce the prominent arch along the nasal tip.

Tip Defatting

Patients with full tips caused by prominent fibro-fatty fat pad between the skin and the underlying tip cartilages. Its common in patients with thick skin and the fibro-fatty pad is trimmed to refine your nose.

Combined Techniques

In some cases, your plastic surgeon may recommend and carry out two procedures for maximum effects. Cephalic trimming of the lower lateral cartilage and the suture technique can be used together for a soft triangular nasal tip. The crural underlay graft maneuver and the cephalic lower trim procedures can be incorporated together too.

There are many reasons why you will opt for a corrective nasal procedure and work could be one of them; especially if for models and thespians. The procedure chosen should minimize the bulbosity of your nasal tip while flattening the convex tip cartilages. If



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