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Is the tip of your nose round or wider than you prefer? When the nasal tip is too large, it can distract the eye and create an imbalance of your facial features. Bulbous and thick nasal tips are a common reason for seeking rhinoplasty to reshape and refine the nose shape. Dr. Stefan Shuaib at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center performs wide nose tip correction surgery at our center in Irving, TX.

A wide or bulbous nasal tip is more complicated to refine than you may think. While it may seem reasonable to simply remove some of the cartilage to create a narrower, refined nasal tip, this can be risky. In the past, many plastic surgeons have removed too much cartilage or tissue from the nasal tip in an attempt to correct a bulbous appearance. This can result in the tip concaving and a pinched nasal tip can be the outcome.

Nasal tip refinement is a delicate procedure and requires using advanced surgical techniques to obtain the desired results. For some patients with thicker skin, there is fatty tissue under the skin that can be removed to slim the nasal tip without removing the necessary cartilage. This is more commonly used in patients with darker skin that have a wide nose tip – a bulbous tip with thinner or pale skin requires more finesse to reshape.

Slimming a Bulbous Nasal Tip

Dr. Stefan Shuaib is one of the top rhinoplasty specialists in the greater Dallas area. He is double board certified as a facial plastic surgeon and an expert at utilizing cutting-edge surgical methods for nose reshaping. When a patient has a bulbous nasal tip, Dr. Shuaib investigates the best techniques to create the desired appearance without removing too much cartilage. This can include using sutures and altering the lower lateral crura (LLC) to reshape the tip without interfering with the necessary nose structure.

If you have a wide or bulbous nasal tip, correction surgery can give you a more refined and elegant nose shape. To schedule a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Shuaib, contact us at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Irving, TX.

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