A bulbous nose has a round and too-wide nasal tip that can throw off the proportions of your face. A bulbous nose is generally a genetic inheritance. It can also be rhinophyma, a medical condition that usually afflicts men which is a symptom of rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin condition.
A bulbous nose can make a person feel self-conscious. It can make a person think that the size of their nose takes too much attention away from what matters most about them. But there is good news if your nose is undermining your confidence or getting in the way of your career aspirations.
A surgeon can fix this condition with Bulbous Nose Rhinoplasty Surgery. This blog will put your mind at ease when it comes to the rhinoplasty recovery stages and what to expect.
Modern Bulbous Nose Rhinoplasty refines the bulbous tip of the nose. It does so without damaging the underlying tissues. Delicate suturing techniques and cartilage reconfiguration combine to create a more defined nasal tip. The whole effect is better-proportioned and thinner: the nose you’ve always wanted.
Rhinoplasty Surgery Can Fix These Conditions:
- Reducing a bulbous nose tip.
- Straightening a crooked nose.
- Correcting bridge bumps or bridge scoop.
- Narrowing nasal bones.
Rhinoplasty can also correct associated breathing, sinus, and snoring problems.
The physical changes of a Bulbous Nose Rhinoplasty can be incredible. But the effect it can have on your life? The increase in confidence and mental well-being is profound.
What Happens in Bulbous Nose Rhinoplasty?
After a full consultation, your surgeon will decide whether to start with an open or closed procedure. The closed procedure involves incisions inside the nose. The open procedure adds another incision across the columella, the column of tissue between the nostrils. The two procedures differ only because the open procedure allows more access to certain areas of the nose.
Your surgeon will put you under a general anesthetic for the procedure. As necessary, cartilage grafts will be performed, or nasal tip skin thinned out. Some cartilage may be removed, and suturing performed to better shape your nose.
Surgery generally takes about 2 to 2½ hours. Following the procedure, you will wake up in the recovery room. A loved one or friend will be able to take you home immediately after your surgery.
Tips for Tip Recovery
Nose rhinoplasty recovery time may vary, but recovery goes through predictable stages. As your nose heals, you will be able to do more and more of your usual activities. Here are tips and advice dependent on rhinoplasty recovery stages:
When you first get home, your nose will be splinted and taped. This is the most delicate part of your recovery process, so take it easy. It’s best not to work during this week. Your nose will be swollen and painful; so, take your prescribed pain medication.
Avoid strenuous activities like workouts and housework. Keep your head elevated while you sleep. Avoid excessive face movement like yawning or laughing too much. Definitely avoid blowing your nose or sneezing.
During this week, your stitches and cast will be removed. A few days later, the tape will be removed as well. You might go back to work this week if you’re feeling up to it, and you can drive. 20-30% of the swelling will be reduced.
You can return to work during this period and much of your daily activities. The swelling will start to disappear. You may need makeup to cover any discoloration. You can go back to non-contact sports like swimming or hiking. The swelling will reduce by 50-60%.
Tip rhinoplasty recovery time takes the longest and you should see the tip healed during this phase. You can restart contact sports. Swelling will reduce by 70%.
Most of the swelling has disappeared but the nose may take 1-2 years to see the final results.. You can restart sports that might involve the face, like scuba diving.
Though it may take 1-2 years for all the swelling to go down, the results are worth it.
A skillful surgeon means complications are very rare. However, possible complications include infection and compromised breathing.
Book A Rhinoplasty Surgical Consultation
If you are thinking about all the benefits of rhinoplasty, come in for a full consultation to discover your options. See examples of the procedure you are considering and find out how the procedure will impact your life. Contact us today to book a consultation with Dr. Richard Rival, today.