Osteotomies would be necessary to reposition nasal bones.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA...............
I wish patients weren't so fearful of osteotomies. They are a very powerful tool and there is not substitute if the bone truly needs to be moved. With that said the bone cane be shaped subtly with a rasp or a burr, but that is not movement.
The nasal bones can sometimes be refined without osteotomies (as in rasping down a small hump), but the bones cannot be repositioned without performing osteotomies. If there was a recent injury and the nose was broken, then a closed reduction can sometimes be done to put the nasal bones back in place.
The nasal bones are attached to the cheek bone and the bones of the forehead. The only way to move them is to cut the bone with osteotomies.