Thursday, March 14, 2013

Nose surgery or nose job for a boxy tip

A boxy or bulbous nasal tip is one of the many reasons to seek rhinoplasty, aka nose surgery or a nose job. This type of nasal tip anatomic variant is typically due to the shape of the cartilage located in the tip. This cartilage may be convex in nature and may need to be refined with tip defining sutures, cartilage grafts, or careful and conservative reshaping of the cartilage. One thing to keep in mind is that rhinoplasty for a boxy tip or any part of the nose is like a puzzle. If you change one aspect of the nose, you will likely need to change others such as the bridge, nostrils or nasal bones.

Dr. Funk is a rhinoplasty or nose surgeon in Houston, Texas.