My Nose is Fleshy at the Tip and Has a Hump. How Can I Fix This? (photo)

My nose is big and has a noticable hump. Additionally, it is very fleshy and wide near the tip/nostrils. I am 19 years old and considering plastic surgery but am unsure of what I'll specifically have to get done.

Doctor Answers 7

Rhinoplasty for very thick skin

  It is best to have realistic expectations going into this procedure since thick sebaceous skin will  tend to hide the surgical improvements that  a rhinoplasty can perform.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 139 reviews

Excellent Rhinoplasty Candidate


Dear Bostongal, Thank you for your recent inquiry. You would be an excellent candidate for rhinoplasty surgery. With a direct examination and consultation a good surgical plan would be made. Personally I use a digital imaging computer during consultation which would be very helpful in showing you what your proposed surgical result would look like. It is especially  important in ethnic rhinoplasty to keep the patients entire facial aesthetics in mind.  This allows the surgeon the ability to provide a natural looking nose that helps enhance all of the patients facial features together. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 208 reviews

Rhinoplasty surgery

Your nasal hump can be reduced and the appearance of the nose can be improved with rhinoplasty. I would recommend a consult with a board certified and experienced rhinoplasty specialist. They may use computer imaging software to morph a photo of you and give you an idea of how the final result of surgery may appear. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Rhinoplasty to remove the hump and refine the tip etc.

Rhinoplasty to remove the hump and refine the tip etc. can be done while narrowing your base. Select a surgeon who can show you real results and meet with his patients. This shows u what he does on people not the computer. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Fleshy Tip and Nasal Hump

A rhinoplasty will remove the hump and improve the fleshy tip by contouring the cartilages and narrowing the nasal base. Over the past 35 years I've seen many nose like yours. Thick skin does make it more difficult but significant improvement can be achieved.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews


This is a common request from patients.  The best advice is to have an in-person consultation with a board certified specialist who can properly evaluate your nasal anatomy and show you computer imaging so you can imagine what you will look like after surgery.  Please consult with a board certified specialist who can assist you in achieving the results you seek.

Kimberly Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Hump and Fleshy Tip Addressed with Rhinoplasty

   I think that the hump can be reduced so that the dorsum and your profile views appear nice and smooth.  The tip can be reduced in width and the nostrils as well, if necessary.  You skin is thick and will inhibit the ability of the tip to take on a small appearance.  Your tip can be significantly improved, but not made small as it can in someone with thin skin.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 482 reviews

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