It is quite well-known that the Westerners and Asians have opposite desires
of how they want their cosmetic nose jobs done. To put it simply, while
Asians are longing for enhanced nose contour, Europeans or Americans are
busy thinking of reducing their noses' peaks and bumps.
However, both of these races or any other ethnicities in this globe share
a common opinion about a certain nose shape that is not popular to, or
sometimes hated by most of the individuals of these cultures. It is the
bulbous nose tip. Every race might have different reason why they dislike
wider nose tips, but treatment for this concern is usually universal.
The followings are techniques for treatment of ’bulbous nose tip
１．Y-ko Thread Petit Nose Lift
The latest main trend in instant nose lift is the usage of Y-ko thread
. Dissolvable threads used in thread face lifts turn out to be helpful
also of lifting nose tip( and also nose bridge). By doing so , lifted tip
shows thinner or narrower shape that is ideal for repairing wider nose
The downtime(recovery time) for this procedure is the same with filler injections. Faster and swells less, but more effective and long lasting than fillers such as HA(hyaluronic acid).
Since it is made of safe dissolvable thread, it is expected to melt away
within 6 months. But during this process, collagen fibers interact with
the thread to take place of its function as the lifter of the nose tip.
Humps on nose bridge sometimes make nasal tip look lowered, and in this
case Y-ko threads can help lift the lowered tip of the nose.
In actual insertion of the thread, a set of a blunt cannula and a thread
is introduced directly along the columella(nose part that connects nose
tip and nose base) to push or lift the tip with the thread and its barbs(spikes),
leaving a needle point on the tip. Performed under local anesthesia.
２．BNLS Liposculpting Method
Bulbous tip usually is an indication of the excessive volume of nose tip cartilages and subcutaneous tissues over them. BNLS
is a lipolysis injection substance that can react with the fat tissue
richly found in the soft subcutaneous tissue. Melting the fats creates
narrower nose tip that is a good remedy for the bulbous nose shape.
BNLS is the newest mesotherapy that contains 8 types of lipolysis and lymph
circulation enhancing substances. It is different from the previous mesotherapy
that required 10 to 20 weekly treatments. Even with 1 treatment you can
soon observe changes with BNLS few days later. 3 or more treatments are
Treatment is done with a blunt canulla to avoid swelling or bruises.
This method focuses mainly in fat melting, so nose that has an accompanied
excessive cartilages concern should be treated with the conjunction of
another procedure such as Y-ko Thread
, or cartilage transplant
which is mentioned in the later statement.
３．Hyaluronic Acid(HA) Injection
By injecting HA to enhance the middle portion of the nose tip may show
a narrower appearance, but subjects that have thicker skin might not benefit
from this method. Injecting more HA may spread the substance to the unwanted
areas and this act may turn out to add more volume all over the tip, meaning
worsening of the issue. So HA injection needs a precise diagnosis before
performing it to the patient.
Subjects with thinner skin might be good candidates for this method.
HA to the nose and other filler(such as Radiesse
bone content filler) procedures are the main stream of quick nose lift
for the past decade, but recently, in spite of its simplicity and easiness
as a procedure, it is intentionally avoided by most of the cosmetic surgeons
because of its damaging effect to the surrounding skin tissues just immediately
after the procedure. So safer procedures such as Y-ko thread nose lift
are the main alternative now for lunchtime nose lift.