I have a small hump on my nose and one doctor said that he could do it without making any external incisions and by just filing down the hump. He said it would not need to be broken. Does this sound right?
Answer:I have found that this approach usually leads to unsatisfactory results. I personally did this on a patient very early in my career, as the patient insisted she did not want her nose broken. This was a mistake, and we needed to go back and complete the surgery, which resulted in a good outcome. Since then, I have seen many patients from elsewhere who have had this done, and have required a revision rhinoplasty.
Posted by Dr. Becker