This nose was shortened, and it had a small hump reduced. There are
many factors that must be considered in deciding how short to make a nose.
The rhinoplasty surgery tutorials contain an entire chapter
on how a nose is made shorter during surgery, as well as a discussion of
how to decide
how short the nose should be (the surgery tutorials contain explicit photographs taken during surgery).
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How Do You Fix a Nose with a Bulbous Tip?
How exactly is excess tissue removed from the tip of the nose?
(Questioner submitted photos)
Dr. Denenberg's answer: By modifying the cartilages in the tip, not so much by removing them!
The tip cartilages are very thin, but they are arched, and if the arches are wider, then then the tip will look wider. There are various ways to change the position and shape of the cartilages to narrow the tip.
The Web reference link below goes to the first page of an essay I wrote on narrowing the tip of the nose. Careful, though, because there are photos taken during surgery, although not on the very first page of the essay.
Link to this question on RealSelf.com