In my experience, many patients believe that only one specific component to the rhinoplasty operation needs to be done.
The reality: it is very unusual just to perform a single step or component to a rhinoplasty. For example, if you file down the bump, your nose might look wider. That is why typically when bumps are removed, the nasal bones are narrowed a bit to compensate so that the nose does not look flat or have an “open roof” deformity. Also, filing down the bump with or without narrowing may not be in concert with the tip of the nose.
What I am saying is that you need to evaluate the structure of the entire nose and, of course, you need to evaluate the nose in light of the other facial features.
My best advice would be to have a consultation with a surgeon who focuses on and is very specialized in rhinoplasty. There is no sense discussing fees at this point because you are not yet sure what you need.
Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Author, SECRETS OF A BEVERLY HILLS COSMETIC SURGEON
Author, THE ESSENTIAL COSMETIC SURGERY COMPANION