I'd like to remove the bump at bottom of my nose so it looks flat in profile and 3/4 views. My questions are below. (photos)

1) What would need to be done to fix my bump exactly? Bone breaking or just cartlidge shaving? 2) On a 1-10 scale how extreme would you consider this within the scope most nose jobs? 3) Expected recovery time until it looked normal again? Thanks!

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Just looking at a few two dimensional photos does not give the potential surgeon the ability to make a diagnosis and come up with the 'exact' treatment plan, but it would probably not be extreme and recovery shouldn't be long. This bump is either cartilaginous septum, a portion of the tip cartilages, or both. Best of luck!

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A reasonable approach for your nose would be an open rhinoplasty with dorsal hump reduction. See a board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation.

I'd like to remove the bump at bottom of my nose so it looks flat in profile and 3/4 views.

Shaving the cartilaginous portion of your bridge is a small procedure.  Sometimes lowering this area results in a lowering of the tip and one may need to consider a columella strut depending upon the degree of support present.  Each procedure is relatively small if necessary with a easy recovery and little pain. Your bones will not need to be broken.

Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
ABC-TV Extreme Makeover Surgeon
Beverly Hills, California

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