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aussietoo
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What's involved in a nose revision to fix a bulbous tip?


I had sinus surgery with rhino (to remove bump and refine and lift tip) 2 years ago now and my tip is still really bulbous. My profile is great but my nose looks wider and more bulbous from front on than it did before the op.

I had one injection of cortisone at the year 1 mark but it did nothing.

So I am wondering what is actually involved in a revision to fix the bulbous tip?

Is it a whole general anaethetic (sp?) op again or just an in-office thing with a local? Do they have to cut the middle bit again and is a splint involved?



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drshah


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Denver, CO
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  Fixing a bulbous tip
November 2, 2009 9:31 AM

Depending on your ethnicity, you may have a tendency to lay down a lot of tip scar with swelling. Steroids were a good idea, but probably a bit late in my opinion. To fix your problem, (more)
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