Question: I have a round bulb on the end of my nose. When I look in the mirror, it looks like a bunny’s nose. How do you choose between the cephalic resection and the suture technique? By the size of the bulb?
Answer: A bulbous nasal tip can be corrected by various maneuvers during a rhinoplasty. Cephalic resection is trimming of the upper edge of the cartilage in the nasal tip to reduce the size and boxy-ness. Suture techniques can be used to stitch the cartilage together more narrowly. Surgeons may use either or both strategies to improve the appearance of the nasal tip. The specific plan will depend on the size and shape of the nasal tip, and therefore requires evaluation by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon.