The bump can be “scraped” by making a very small incision in the nostril, so no scar will be visible.
The ridge of the nose may have to be reconstructed using small fragments of bone or cartilage taken from the nose itself to avoid leaving a “flatness” where the bump has been scraped off.
The tip of the nose may be raised to produce a nose that is less long, or can be reduced to create a small nose.
The cartilage in the nostrils can be reworked.
The procedures for a bumpy nose or to raise the tip can take approximately an hour. The full surgery of the nose lasts for about two hours.
If the nose has already been operated on, a small scar at the base of the nose between the nostrils may be necessary, but will be almost invisible.
Wicks will be placed in the nostrils for a week and a small plaster put over the ridge of the nose for 1 to 3 weeks (allow 2 to 3 weeks to be away from work).