I came across this site while researching rhinoplasty. I am 20 years old and have a prominent profile because of my dorsal hump, which I have been frequently teased about. Still, I’ve been hesitant to commit to a surgical procedure because of my pride in having a unique appearance and avoiding a “cookie-cutter” alternative. However, a few years ago, I chipped a corner of the bridge of my nose, though I didn’t suffer from any external injury to the skin, I could feel a sharp edge on the left side of my bridge, and feel slight pain when pressure is applied to the location. As the years have gone by, I think the chip has grown in size, and I am able to see a slight point on my bridge at certain angles. Though it is a minor visual distraction, I’m worried the chip could increase further in size, if not eventually cause a major medical concern to my nose. I’ve also come to the decision that I would like to alter my nose so that it doesn’t take away from my other features, but still looks appropriate for my face. What would my best option be to attain a less distracting profile without further damaging my nose? I’m also uncertain as to how to pay for rhinoplasty, if it could be done in multiple payments, and if there’s a possibility of my circumstances allowing for insurance to cover part of the procedure, given if they are of medical concern. I feel that you’re the best surgeon to consult on this matter because of your success, concentration in rhonoplasty and versatility for doing both reconstruction and subtractive surgeries.
Thanks for your time, Amanda
I dont like a cookie cutter nose because no one’s face is a cookie! Each patients face is unique and so each patient would need a unique nose to fit their face and blend in naturally without being another type of distraction. A nose that is too small is just as distracting as a nose that is too large!
I would have to examine you and perform computer imaging to show you what nose would fit your face best and still look pretty and natural.
The area that you are feeling may be bone or cartilage or both or scar tissue. I would have to examine you to tell.
Insurance may cover a small portion of the surgery if its medically necessary such as for breathing issues. Insurance does not cover cosmetic changes. Payment plans are available through Care Credit or Chase Bank as well as other cosmetic surgery lending sources.
While I am flattered by your kind words and my practice is definitely dedicated to Rhinoplasty, there are a handfull of other great surgeons as well around the United States who have similar passion and dedication to Rhinoplasty.