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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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One of the advantages of using an artificial material to build up the nose (as I did here) is its easy availability: just unwrap the package.  Many plastic surgeons like to use the patient's own cartilage to augment a nose like this.  Frequently, however, a nose that has been injured has broken and injured cartilage inside, which might make that cartilage unavailable for the task of augmenting the nose.


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Questioner: 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
Hi,
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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