Check out this profile view: no indication of the problem of great excess width in
the tip of the nose, even in the before photo.
This is why, when you see rhinoplasty before and after pictures in a magazine
article, on the Web, or in a doctor's office, the photos will so often be like
these: a direct
profile shot of a nose that is already short enough, not too projecting, and
all it needed was removal of a small hump.
Most plastic surgeons can get those changes right once in a while. If
you have a unique problem with the tip of your nose, you need to see photos
showing correction of that type of problem in order to evaluate the plastic
surgeon you are interviewing.
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What's the least invasive procedure to correct the bump on my left nostril?
The bump has gotten worse over the years. It feels as though the cartilage cracked. I can kinda push down on the bump and put it "into place." I'm not looking for the perfect nose. Ihave a deviated septum and my nose sways to my left. Again, my nose doesn't have to be perfect...I'm only interested in the least evasive procedure to correct or smooth this bump on left nostril area.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: There's no tiny operation to fix the bump
That "bump" is one of the two cartilages that make up your tip. There's a bump on the other side, too, but it's smaller.
In order to minimize the bump, those cartilages need to be modified, and that's a rhinoplasty. You need an experienced surgeon with excellent before and after photos. Many plastic surgeons don't have the skill to make an accurate correction of your "bump," because it has to do with modifying those tip cartilages, somewhat of an advanced technique, in my experience.
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