So I have always had these lines on the sides of my nose, now on the right side of the picture (left side of my nose for me) the line is actually a bump, it's not smooth, like the cartilage is pertruding out a little to much. you can only tell from the side view. Can my cartilage on the left be made symmetrical to the right? Also is it possible that I created the "bump"? I used to squeeze my nose constantly for months on end to make it smaller, is it possible I changed the cartilage? Thanks!
Can I Get a Rhinoplasty Procedure for a Few Minor Changes? (photo)
Doctor Answers 2
A Minor Change Finesse Rhinoplasty
Hello Justin, Of course a plan for treatment can't be implemented without a examination but I will offer you my opinion relative to the photo you provided.
- The irrregularities that you describe are probably caused by the protrusion of the supporting cartilage beneath the nasal skin.
- These irregularities can often be asymmetrical
- It appears that the refinement that you are seeking could be accomplished through a less aggressive closed technique. One a scale of 1-10 in describing the extent of your procedure, I would rate yours in the 4 to 5 range.
- It is highly unlikely that you caused this problem by squeezing your nose.
Yours would be what I like to describe as a less aggressive finesse Rhinoplasty. Suggest you chose you surgeon based upon the number of cases he or she has performed. Good Luck
Minor Changes During Rhinoplasty
Minor changes can be performed through closed rhinoplasty. To be honest I would have to examine you to determine some of the concerns you are expressing as the single tiny view is not enough for me to make a judgement. Find the plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties each year. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA