As you can see from the photos, my nose has a weird hump to it. Is it possible to get a nose job without shaving the bone or adding anything into it? I heard that cartilage is moldable...would it possible to mold my nose tip up so that the nose bridge straightens out? Thanks so much!
Is It Possible to Straighten my Nose Bridge Without Adding Anything Inside?
Doctor Answers (4)
Bump on nose
you will need to either lower the top or raise the bottom if you want a completely smooth profiel. One takes away and one adds. Neither are mahor procedures and should only require your own cartilage.
Can nasal cartilage be molded
No, the nasal cartilage is not able to be molded in that sense and your photo shows a dorsal hump. IMHO it would be best to reduce this (during Rhinoplasty) for the proper aesthetic profile...versus filling everything else in which would raise the bridge above the tip height (aesthetically incorrect).
Shaving down the slight dorsal hump may be all that you require. Tip cartilage is only realtively moldable and would requie sutures to keep it in a certain shape.
You might also like...
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.