Do you feel like your bulbous nose draws attention away from your other features?
If you are self-conscious about a large or bulbous nose, take heart – Rhinoplasty can redefine your nose to aesthetically suit your face and draw attention to your eyes.
Bulbous nose rhinoplasty is, in essence, a big nose transformed into a smaller nose surgery. Many of our patients who have undergone this procedure report that they feel like people are really seeing them for the first time.
Your nose can be corrected with one procedure that does not affect your overall nasal structure. Read on to learn more about how a bulbous nose is corrected and what you can expect.
What Are The Causes of a Large Nose?
A bulbous nose is wide, round, and lacks definition. There are several possible causes including:
- Unrefined hypertrophic lower lateral cartilage
- Heavy soft-tissue coverage
- Poor cartilage strength
All of these conditions can be treated through Rhinoplasty. It is important to note that rhinoplasty can only be performed when the face is fully matured, usually at the age of 14 or 15.
Exploring Bulbous Nose Rhinoplasty
You will begin the process by sitting down with Dr. Rival and explaining why you want the procedure and what your goals are. He will explain how the procedure works, and help you define a new nose shape based on your facial structure and your requests. We use state-of-the-art digital imaging to showcase what you will look like after the procedure is complete.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
Rhinoplasty typically costs between $7,500 and $8,500. This cost is higher if you are having the procedure to correct an earlier nose surgery.
How is the procedure performed?
Rhinoplasty is performed using a general anesthetic, so you will be out for the entire procedure.
Small edges of cartilage will be removed from your nose and sutures will help create a more defined tip. Some patients may require cartilage grafts, and some may require the nasal tip skin to be thinned out.
You will wake up in a recovery room and can have someone drive you home straight away.
What can I expect during recovery?
Your nose will be splinted and taped, and you will need to keep the area clean and dry. You should keep your head elevated as much as possible. You may experience some congestion during recovery, and though discomfort is often minimal, you will be prescribed pain medication.
Your splint and stitches will be removed after a week and you can generally return to school or work. There will still be minor bruising and swelling on your nose, but this can be covered up using makeup.
By two weeks you can expect most of the visible bruising and signs of surgery to be gone, except very minimal swelling on the tip of the nose and side of the bridge. You can also start exercising again at this time.
How long will it take to fully recover?
While most of the swelling will be gone by 2 weeks, it can take 2 months for the swelling to have reduced by 80%. It can take up to a year in some cases for your new nose to settle completely.
You can find the answers to many other frequently asked questions about Rhinoplasty by clicking here.
Get Top-Rated Rhinoplasty Performed in Toronto
If you’re going to get Rhinoplasty, it makes sense to get it from a highly-qualified doctor with a strong track record.
Dr. Rival is an Otolaryngologist who specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, which an emphasis on rhinoplasty. He is a fellow of the American and Canadian Academies of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
He is also frequently consulted for cosmetic surgery articles in magazines such as Elevate and Fashion.
To request a rhinoplasty consultation at one of Dr. Rival’s three Toronto-area offices, reach out to us today.