Is it possible to remove a piece of cartilage inside of the nose without major surgery? (Photo)
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Candidate for a columella- plasty
a better set of photographs of the base of the nose required from the front, base view, three-quarter view, and side view to make a determination about being a candidate for a columella-plasty. This is still considered a partial component rhinoplasty is usually performed under a brief general anesthesia for patient safety and comfort. For many examples of columella-plasty and more information, please see the link and the video below
The extra cartilage in your nostril
It is hard to say from the picture if your issue is septal deviation or if the cartilage from the tip of your nose is pushing into your nostril. If it is from your septum, you would need a septoplasty to correct this. If that is from your lower lateral cartilage (the cartilage from the tip of your nose, it would need to repositioned to the correct position. I recommend you see a facial plastic surgeon for further evaluation of the cause and counseling on your options.
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