Removing Nose Bump Without Breaking the Nose?
- Asked by OhKathrynn in Detroit,MI
- 4 years ago
I am 20 years old and I have always felt insecure about the bump on my nose. I have been reading a lot about Nose surgery and I have heard people just getting it filed down without having to break the nose.
What is this called? What is the procedure? And what are the estimated costs?
Removing Nose Bump
Yes, it is definitely possible to smooth out a lump on the bridge of the nose without breaking it. However, this is not a matter of just finding the right surgeon to perform the surgery that way; it depends on if you are a candidate. Whether or not your surgeon is able to take this approach centers around the physical structure of your nose. If you are interested in this possibility, take the time to find an excellent rhinoplasty specialist who is a board certified plastic surgeon, and who’s willing to listen to your preferences. From there, your surgeon can give you an exam to determine whether filing the bump away is going to give you the best results.
Removing a Nasal Hump without Breaking the Nose
Yes, a bump can be removed without breaking the nose as long as the bump is not very large. If the bump is large, then removing it results in a flat contour to the bridge of the nose. This called an open roof deformity if it is not taken care of. To take care of this flat surface, the nasal bones are infractured to move them together to give a normal bridge. If the bump is not too big, it can simply be rasped/ shaved down while maintaining a normal bridge contour. I charge $6250 for a typical rhinoplasty. If a hump removal is all that is necessary, the charge would be less.
Removing Nose Bump without Breaking the Nose
I usually recommend against taking down a bump on a nose without following that with osteotomies. There are very few noses that allow for this to be done and for the bridge to appear natural. As disconcerting of a thought as it is, fracturing the nasal bones in my opinion makes for a natural smooth end result. That does not mean that the bridge of your nose needs to be significantly lower but that the width of the nasal bones needs to be brought in to create the new triangular anatomy of your altered bridge. I would need to see pictures in order to make the determination. Best of Luck.
George Moynihan MD
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Nasal hump removal without breaking the nose
In about 50% of our cases, we are able to perform hump removal without breaking the nasal bones. This is done by placing cartilage grafts in the hollowness left where the bone was removed. Also, some mini postage stamp bone nicks can be made to narrow the nose without breaking the nose. So called postage stamp osteotomies.
Removing Nose Bump
This depends on the size of the bump on your nose. If the bump in your nose is too large, it may not be possible. However, you need to consult with an expert facial plastic surgeon to ensure the best possible results for your procedure.
Removing the bump without breaking the bones is possible.
Removing your bump without breaking the bones can be done by filing down the bone. If the bump is small, and your nose does not need straightening, then it may not be necessary to break the bones. I would consult with a rhinoplasty expert to determine if this is possible.
Reducing a Hump on the Top of the Nose Without Breaking the Nose
If you have a very small hump on the top of your nose and this is your only concern, then closed rhinoplasty with shaving down the bump would provide an excellent result and may not require breaking the bones.
The main thing to be aware of is that it is very dependent on how "small" the hump is. The issue would be if after filing down the hump the rest of the nose appears to be too wide or if there is separation between the bones on the top of the nose. Usually when I offer a patient a closed rhinoplasty in this scenario I inform them of the possibility that I still may need to crack the nasal bones (osteotomy) in order to bring the bones together and prevent that gap, known as the "open roof".
Web reference: http://www.corygoldbergmd.com/closed-rhinoplasty.html
Removing a Nasal Hump
Yes, you can remove the nose bump without breaking the nose. This involves filing off the dorsal (top of the nose) hump deformity to eliminate for reduce the hump. You will need to have a consultation with a plastic surgeon so you can find out if you are a good candidate for this specific procedure.
Dorsal hump reduction
A dorsal hump may require as little as shaving the bony hump down to as much as performing an osteotomy (breaking the bone) and shaving the cartilage down (often the bony hump extends into the junction with the septum). The extent of treatment requires an examination of your nose to determine the amount of bony and cartilaginous involvement. If there is indeed just a small bony hump then this can likely be fixed with rasping (filing) of the hump through a closed rhinoplasty approach (no external incisions or degloving of the nose) and you would not need any further work on any other part of the nose. A larger hump may require removal of bone and cartilage as well as breaking the bones to narrow the bridge so that you do not have a widened nasal bridge from taking down the hump and your nasal breathing does not get affected. This would be more extensive and likely require an open approach. The costs for these procedures can range from $4,000 to $8,000 depending on the level of involvement.
Rhinoplasty Surgery & Removal of Dorsal Hump
The management of nasal bumps varies from patient to patient and depends on the patient’s aesthetic goals and anatomic findings. In some cases, removal of nasal bumps can be accomplished without breaking the nose. When this scenario occurs, the dorsal hump is usually small and the procedure doesn’t result in widening of the nasal bridge.
In the vast majority of patients who have nasal bumps removed, fracture of the nasal bones is necessary to prevent widening of the nasal bridge. When large bumps are encountered, the bumps consist of cartilage and bone. Under these circumstances, removal of large nasal bumps can result in a phenomenon known as an open roof deformity. The only way to correct this nasal bridge widening is to fracture the nose along the base of the nasal bridge.
If you’re considering rhinoplasty surgery and removal of a dorsal hump, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon would be an appropriate step. Your surgeon should be able to determine whether nasal infracture will be necessary to correct your nasal hump.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.