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What type of surgery would improve the appearance of this nose? (photos)

There is a bump in the bridge of the nose and the tip is large and droops slightly and has a cleft in the middle. Sense of smell and breathing is not that good either following a collision with a door ten years ago. What surgery would improve the look and function of this nose?

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Surgery to Improve this Nose

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You can improve your nose by having a rhinoplasty to lift and refine your tip, remove the hump, and eliminate the deviation.


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What type of surgery would improve the appearance of this nose?

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Septorhinoplasty can help improve the appearance and function of the nose. I would recommend an in-person consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty. He/she may use computer imaging software to give you an idea of how the final result may appear. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What type of surgery would improve the appearance of this nose?

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Rhinoplasty can reduce the hump and elevate and deproject the tip without a visible scar.  The cleft can be corrected as well.  The breathing issues can be addressed at the same time.

Select a plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties each year, has great reviews, and great before and after pictures.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty candidate for hump removal and breathing improvement

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The nasal bump is composed of both bone and cartilage and  can be shaved down. Osteotomies of the nasal bones will be required to close the open roof deformity created when the hump is removed. The cleft in the middle of the tip of the nose can be removed with suture techniques to the lower lateral cartilages and sometimes a cartilage graft inserted between them. It is important to examine the internal portion of the nose to see if there is a deviated septum blocking air flow and the sense of smell. A septoplasty would improve air flow through the nose if blocked, and a rhinoplasty would improve the appearance of the nose. Both procedures are done together at the same time under one general anesthetic.

William Portuese, MD
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What type of surgery would improve the appearance of this nose?

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You would benefit from a rhinoplasty surgery to remove the bump on your nose; straighten the nose and refine the tip of the nose.  Breathing can be addressed at the same time as the rhinoplasty surgery.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
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