Can I Have A Minor Nose Job To Fix a Bump?

So I love the appearance of my nose from the front and I don't have a "big" nose but I do have a bump to it from the side. I want to have the least bit of work done to the point where I still look like I am related to my family. I would be fine with just a less noticeable bump (as in not completely straight) so I was wondering, is it possible to get a surgery that Will simply make the bump smaller? And if so, will it still cost as much in general as it does a full out nose change? Thank You.

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Nose bump

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Removing a bump (dorsal hump) from the nose is a common rhinoplasty procedure.  How involved the surgery is depends on the size of the bump and how much is to be removed.  It also depends on the anatomy around the bump.  I have linked to a video describing the maneuvers necessary to remove a dorsal hump.

San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty to reduce a hump.

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Hello Trisha,

Rhinoplasty can certainly be limited to addressing the areas that are of concern to you, in this case a hump. Hump removal can be certainly be performed alone. A trained Facial Plastic Surgeon experienced in rhinoplasty will be able to thoroughly examine your nose and the rest of your facial features and recommend to you what best suits your nose and face. Whatever is done, the key word is "subtle" to remain natural and retain your own characteristic features.

In terms of price, some surgeons will charge less if a rhinoplasty is limited to a hump with no tip work whereas others will charge a flat fee regardless of what for is done. Geographic location also determines what the local "market" price is for surgery.

Best of luck.

Mark Samaha, MD
Montreal Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Finesse Rhinoplasty Surgery

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Trisha, I often refer to this type of cosmetic nose reshaping as a finesse rhinoplasty procedure. There are many patients out there who benefit from this type of finesse change to the nose where a subtle reshaping here and/or there can result in a nice enhancement without looking much different overall. I have included a link to our dedicated rhinoplasty site here in San Diego, CA where we discuss this type of cosmetic nose reshaping procedure. With regard to the costs associated with this kind rhinoplasty procedure, there might be some savings. However, you will likely still require the customary anesthesia and facility usage that goes along with a standard rhinoplasty procedure. So in the end the cost savings may be marginal. 

John M. Hilinski, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Can I Have A Minor Nose Job To Fix a Bump?

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Hi Trisha,

If you just have a dorsal hump, then a simple rasping can do the trick. It all depends on what your nose looks like. Cost is dependent on your geographic location anywhere from 2500 to 10,000.



Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal Hump

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The management of nasal bumps varies from patient to patient and depends upon the patient’s aesthetic goals and anatomic findings.  In some cases, removal of nasal bumps can be accomplished without breaking the nose.  When this scenario occurs, the dorsal hump is usually small and the procedure doesn’t result in widening of the nasal bridge.

            In the vast majority of patients who have nasal humps removed, fracture of the nasal bones is necessary to prevent widening of the nasal bridge.  When large bumps are encountered, the bumps consist of cartilage and bone.  Under these circumstances, removal of large nasal humps can result in a phenomenon known as an open roof deformity.  The only way to correct this nasal bridge widening is to fracture the nose along the base of the nasal bridge.

            The cost of this procedure varies and depends upon a multitude of variables.  In most cases, a standard rhinoplasty fee applies.

            If you’re considering rhinoplasty surgery and removal of a dorsal hump, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon would be an appropriate step.  Your surgeon should be able to determine whether nasal infracture will be necessary to correct your nasal hump.

Minor Nose Job

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How natural or dramatic you want the changes to your nose to be is your decision. You and your surgeon will collaborate to construct a nose that addresses your needs and wants and that best suits your face, no matter how little you want to change about your nose. You can have a bump removed with a less invasive endonasal rhinoplasty. In regards to the price of your surgery, this is nearly impossible to determine over the internet. The cost varies from surgeon to surgeon according to factors like experience, facilities, and location; to get a more accurate price range and to find a doctor with whom you feel comfortable working with, consult a few surgeons in your area. 

Sam Rizk, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 79 reviews

Nose Job To Fix a Bump

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The costs of rhinoplasty like the costs most procedures vary significantly among regions and even within a county. The costs are higher in more expensive areas such as New York or Los Angeles, or in areas with fewer board certified plastic surgeons. We currently charge starting at $3500 + MD Anesthesia related costs for rhinoplasty. Because you can get quality work for less in South Florida, many patients will come from throughout the country and world to have surgery here.

To ensure quality work at most cost effective prices, consult with board certified plastic surgeons that own their own nationally accredited facilities. These surgeons must maintain the highest standards to keep accreditation. Moreover, the surgeons are motivated to ensure quality and properly trained staff (to minimize time and frustration in surgery), private and comfortable facilities (to ensure continued referrals), and less waste (to ensure that they can remain competitive financially with other centers).

Consult with 3 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons to understand your options.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Meet with a Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist for consultation.

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No one feature affects the way you look as much as your nose. Even a minor correction, such as the hump you describe, can make a difference in overall facial harmony.

As Rhinoplasty is the most complex and sophisticated procedures I perform in my practice (and is unique to each patient), my recommendation would be to meet with a Rhinoplasty specialist for consultation.  

At consultation, you will be able to review photos, discuss your expectations, and review options.  A non-surgical fix using a dermal filler such as Radiesse or Perlane may even be a low cost option (ranging $650-$1900).

The cost will be ultimately be determined based on the type of procedure needed.

We find computer imaging to be a vital part of our cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty consultations. In this process, we take photos of the patient and “morph” or “photoshop” them on the computer to give the patient a simulation of the appearance of the nose following surgery.  

Remember- the goal of Rhinoplasty Surgery is not to have the perfect nose, but a nose that is perfect for you. 

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 124 reviews

Minor Nose Job to Fix Hump

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After 35 years I can say I've never done two rhinoplasties exactly the same. Working with an experienced surgeon, you can decide what changes will be made. Charges for any surgery will vary depending on what is done during the operation. A limited rhinoplasty will cost anywhere from $5,000-$10,000.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Can I Have A Minor Nose Job To Fix a Bump?

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  I have performed Rhinoplasty for over 20 years and yes, you can gently rasp down the dorsal hump.  Rasping alone offers no magic and is just another way to remove the bone creating the hump.  The nasal bones are quite thin and once that amount of hump has been removed, by the rasp, further reduction will create an "open roof" deformity...requiring lateral osteotomies to break the bones inward.  In your case, less would need to be more.

  Local abesthesia, IMHO, does not protect your airway from aspirating blood and the nose can and does bleed profusely at times.  Blood aspiration can lead to a serious pneumonia.  Safety is frst IMHO, then following the proper aesthetics of facial (and nasal) beauty is next highest priority for the creation of a naturally, more attractive nose.  Be sure your Rhinoplasty Surgeon sets the same priorities and I would strongly suggest general anesthesia with airway protection.  As for the matter of price.  You do get what you pay for, IMO.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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