Rhinoplasty nose job before and after a bulbous nose rhinoplasty

Bulbous Nose rhinoplasty, also referred to as tip Rhinoplasty or “mini nose job,” is a specialised procedure aimed at enhancing the shape of the nasal tip.  It can be known by various other names, such as nasal tip reshaping surgery, tipoplasty, tip enhancement surgery, tip rotation surgery, nose tip lift, tip rhino, or rhino-tip correction.

If you have any questions then please get in touch today, one of our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you want to know more about a Bulbous nose rhinoplasty, then please read on.

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Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, tip rhinoplasty focuses solely on refining the appearance of the nose tip without altering the underlying bone structure. This approach allows for a quicker healing and recovery process, earning it the name “mini nose job.” Dr Frati and his clinic, specialise in many rhinoplasty procedures in Manchester and London, including septorhinoplasty and tip reshaping. Dr. Frati himself is considered one of the best Rhinoplasty Surgeons in London, and he employs advanced surgical techniques to achieve subtle yet natural-looking results. With a commitment to excellence, Dr Frati strives to deliver the best outcomes for his patients while minimising scarring.

How Much Does Bulbous Nose Rhinoplasty cost?

The cost of a bulbous nose rhinoplasty, or tip plasty, can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and the surgeon’s expertise. Typically, the cost ranges from £5,000 to £10,000.

Several factors influence the cost of a bulbous nose rhinoplasty, including the procedure’s complexity, the surgeon’s experience and reputation, the location of their practice, and additional fees like anesthesia and operating room costs.

Patients should consider additional expenses such as follow-up visits and prescribed medications. If a revision rhinoplasty procedure is required, the cost of this additional surgery should also be taken into account.

It’s important to note that the cost of a bulbous nose rhinoplasty can differ based on various factors. To determine an accurate cost for the procedure, it is recommended to get in touch for a consultancy with Dr Frati, who can provide detailed information tailored to your individual needs.

What’s the difference between bulbous nose rhinoplasty and rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty and bulbous nose rhinoplasty are two distinct procedures that address different aspects of nasal surgery. Understanding the differences between these procedures is crucial in determining which one is more suitable for your specific needs and desired outcomes.

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a comprehensive surgical procedure that aims to reshape the entire nose. It can address various concerns such as nasal humps, crookedness, nostril size, and overall size and shape modification. Rhinoplasty can be performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons, improving nasal airway and resolving breathing difficulties.

The procedure involves making incisions either inside the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or across the columella (open rhinoplasty). Dr Frati then reshapes the underlying bone and cartilage, sometimes using grafts, to achieve the desired results.

In contrast, bulbous nose rhinoplasty focuses specifically on reshaping the nasal tip. It is ideal for individuals primarily concerned with the appearance or function of the tip rather than the entire nasal structure. Common issues addressed include a bulbous, boxy, or drooping tip, as well as asymmetry or disproportion.

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Bulbous nose rhinoplasty can be performed using a closed or open approach. Dr. Frati carefully reshapes and refines the cartilage at the tip to create a more balanced and harmonious appearance. This targeted procedure typically involves less extensive surgical alterations, resulting in a shorter recovery time compared to a full rhinoplasty.

Ultimately, the choice between rhinoplasty and tip rhinoplasty depends on your specific goals and concerns. Consulting Dr. Frati will help determine the most suitable procedure to achieve your desired nasal aesthetics and functionality.

What Causes a Bulbous nose tip?

The bulbous tip of the nose, often referred to as a “boxy” appearance, can be attributed to various factors, including genetics, trauma, and aging. Here, we delve deeper into the causes of a bulbous tip:


Genetics: The shape of the nose, including a bulbous tip, can be influenced by genetic factors. Some individuals are naturally predisposed to having a more rounded tip.

Trauma: Nose injuries, whether from direct impact or previous rhinoplasty procedures, can alter the shape of the nasal tip, leading to a bulbous appearance.

Aging: As we age, the skin’s collagen and elastin diminish, resulting in a softer and rounder tip. This natural aging process can contribute to the development of a bulbous tip.

Cartilage and bone structure: The underlying structure of cartilage and bone in the nose can also impact the tip’s shape. Thicker or more defined cartilage and bone can contribute to a bulbous appearance.

Fortunately, a bulbous tip can often be addressed through rhinoplasty or other cosmetic procedures. Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial to obtain an accurate assessment of your nose and determine the most suitable treatment for your specific case.

What are the benefits of bulbous nose rhinoplasty?

At Dr Frati Cosmetic Surgery, we receive numerous patient requests for bulbous nose rhinoplasty, as it offers remarkable aesthetic results with a profound impact on facial aesthetics. The procedure not only enhances the appearance of the nasal tip but also provides medical benefits by improving nasal airway function, addressing breathing difficulties.

In many cases, a bulbous nouse rhinoplasty is combined with a septoplasty procedure to correct a deviated or crooked nasal septum resulting from injury or aging. This combination allows patients to achieve better breathing, eliminate snoring, and attain a more defined and sculpted nasal tip.

If you are concerned about the size, shape, or flaring of your nasal tip, a bulbous nose rhinoplasty can be the ideal solution. This procedure aims to achieve a more sculpted and defined nasal tip, restoring self-confidence and facial harmony. The benefits of bulbous nose rhinoplasty extend beyond aesthetics, positively impacting emotional well-being.

Dr. Frati, a world renowned expert in rhinoplasty in Manchester and London has honed his skills over many yrs of hard work, research and practice. With advanced techniques, he can transform the appearance of your nasal tip. Compared to traditional full rhinoplasty, bulbous nose rhinoplasty is less complex, resulting in quicker recovery and reduced risk of complications.

If you are considering enhancing your nasal tip, we invite you to consult with our experienced team who will guide you through the process and ensure your satisfaction. Your journey to a more refined and balanced nasal tip begins with Dr Frati Cosmetic Surgery.

What exactly does bulbous nose Rhinoplasty involve?

Bulbous nose rhinoplasty is a relatively straightforward procedure with a duration of approximately one to two hours. Most commonly, it is performed under general anesthesia to ensure your complete comfort, although minor nasal tip procedures can be carried out under local anesthesia alone. During your consultation, Dr Frati will recommend the most suitable anaesthesia method for your specific case.

Bulbous nose rhinoplasty can be performed using either an open or closed technique, depending on the correction needed and your surgeon’s expertise. The open technique involves making an incision on the columella, the skin between the nostrils, which may result in a faint scar. However, Dr. Frati employs meticulous techniques to minimise the visibility of the scar. The closed technique involves incisions made inside the nose, avoiding visible external scars. Additionally, the closed technique is generally quicker to perform compared to the open technique.

The most common type of bulbous nose rhinoplasty involves surgical modifications to the nasal cartilage, aiming to enhance the appearance of the nasal tip. This includes cartilage shortening to reduce width and reshape bulbous noses, cartilage repositioning for improved definition and sculpting, and the use of cartilage implants to provide structural support and address a flattened nose. Alar reduction, also known as alarplasty, focuses on reducing flared nostrils through the removal of excess alar skin or internal incisions to narrow the nasal alar area.

To determine the most appropriate technique for your case, we invite you to contact us and book a consultation for a bulbous tip nose job. Dr Frati himself will assess your needs and provide his personalised recommendations for achieving your desired results.

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How long does bulbous nose rhinoplasty recovery take?

The recovery period following bulbous nose rhinoplasty is typically straightforward, characterised by mild bruising and minimal discomfort that can be effectively managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Dr Frati will provide a prescription for painkillers to take after the procedure before your discharge. For one week following the surgery, you will wear a nasal splint, which serves to protect the delicate nasal tip during the healing process.

During the recovery phase, it is important to refrain from engaging in strenuous physical activities, including gym workouts, for a minimum of four weeks. To optimise healing and incision recovery, it is advised to avoid wearing glasses for six weeks after bulbous nose rhinoplasty.

To ensure proper wound healing and the best possible results, it is recommended to abstain from blowing or picking your nose during the recovery period, as these actions can impede wound healing.

Smoking should be avoided for at least six weeks after surgery to minimize the risk of infection, which could potentially delay wound healing. Additionally, it is advisable to abstain from alcohol consumption during the first week after surgery to support optimal wound healing.

Following these guidelines will contribute to a smooth recovery process, allowing you to achieve the desired outcome of your bulbous nose rhinoplasty procedure. Visit our Rhinoplasty Recovery Page.

Is bulbous nose Rhinoplasty risky?

Bulbous nose rhinoplasty, while less invasive compared to traditional rhinoplasty, is still a surgical procedure and carries certain risks and complications. It is important to have a thorough discussion with Dr Frati to address any concerns before making a decision to proceed. Recognised risks associated with rhino-tip correction may include:

– Bleeding

– Infection

– Bruising

– Swelling

– Temporary numbness of the nasal tip

– Delayed wound healing

– Unsatisfactory results that may require revision rhinoplasty


It is essential to note that the majority of patients are highly satisfied with the outcome of this procedure, and any potential side effects or risks are considered rare when performed by skilled and experienced rhinoplasty surgeons. Dr Frati will provide detailed information and guidance to minimise these risks and ensure the best possible results for your bulbous nose rhinoplasty.

Bulbous nose Rhinoplasty with Dr Frati

If you would like to explore the Rhinoplasty services provided by the renowned Dr. Frati or have any other cosmetic enquiries, please feel free to contact our friendly team. You can reach us by filling out a contact form, sending an email to info@dr-frati.com, or calling the numbers below based on your desired location of our clinic.

For our Rhinoplasty London Service, please call 020 3633 2619.

For our Rhinoplasty Manchester Service, please call 0161 327 2139.

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