Cost for Surgery to Correct Profile and Bulbous Tip?

Hi I'm an 18 year old female who has been wanting to correct my nose for years now. I know my nose is bulbous from the front view. I feel the appearance of my nose from the side is VERY aesthetically displeasing, but I don't know the technical terms for what I'm seeing from the side. I'd like to know the technical term for what is wrong with my nose in profile view. Also, for the work I want done, is there any price range or does it vary? I live in Ohio if that helps. Thanks in advance.

Doctor Answers (7)

Cost of Rhinoplasty


Hi Sucha,

You are being way too hard on yourself, you actually have a very nice nose that can be refined with proper rhinoplasty.  On profile, the angle that your nose comes off of your lip is larger than the desired 105 degrees in the female aesthetically pleasing nose.  The tip of your nose can be refined, the small dorsal hump can be rasped down, and the angle of your nose from your lip should be decreased slightly.

The cost of rhinoplasty will vary depending upon your surgeon, but should be one of the least determining factors as it costs a lot more to correct a poorly performed rhinoplasty.

Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Cost to correct profile and bulbous tip


The average price of a rhinoplasty is between $6,000.00 and $7,000.00 nationwide. That usually includes the operating room, anesthesia, and surgeon’s fee for performing the surgery. With rhinoplasty, typically the wide nasal tip cartilages can be adjusted, softened, and narrowed. Refinement of the bridge, hump removal, and narrowing the sidewalls of the nose can also be performed. Alarplasty is sometimes performed to reduce wide nostrils.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

Correcting Profile and Bulbous Nasal Tip


A rhinoplasty will eliminate your small bony hump, correct your hanging columella, and refine your bulbous tip. Depending on location, your surgeon's experience, and careful examination which will determine exactly what should be done, it will cost  $7000-9000.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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Cost of rhinoplasty


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I believe you have a 'tension" nose.  Usually the septal cartilage (middle of nose) pushes/protrudes downward and is especially noticeable in a profile view.  The cost in suburban Atlanta is around $6,000.00 dollars.

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Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS
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Cost of rhinoplasty to correct profile and tip.


This depends on the time involved and the experience and talent of the surgeon. In 35 years of rhinoplasty surgery I can tell you it costs triple to fix a poorly performed rhinoplasty, so choose carefully. In general, the cost is $6-10,000

Toby Mayer, MD
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Cost for surgery to correct profile and bulbous tip


You need a rhinoplasty as the general term. In specifics a hump reduction with nasal fractures and a tip refinement by lower lateral alar cartilage reshaping. Cost in MIAMI $4,500. Hope that helps Dr. B

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
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