Hump and Tip Refinement

Some patients suffer from nasal deformities that cause functional problems, while other patients have nasal cosmetic issues they are interested in reversing. Regardless of the reasons patients seek out surgery, it’s important to choose a surgeon with years of experience. Rhinoplasty is a complicated process and requires the highest level of skill from surgeons like Dr. Vincent Marin. One common cosmetic nasal issue that patients often want resolved with plastic surgery is bump reduction and tip refinement.

Many patients feel self-conscious about a bump on the bridge of the nose, or a large, bulbous, or rounded tip. These aesthetic problems can be easily addressed through rhinoplasty. To reduce the hump and produce a nice slope to the bridge of the nose, Dr. Marin will reshape the underlying cartilage. Dr. Marin can also refine the cartilage at the tip of the nose to create a more sculpted look.


Any patient that is interested in changing the appearance of the nose, whether for functional or cosmetic reasons, is generally a good candidate for a rhinoplasty surgery. It is important that anyone interested in the surgery, however, has completed his or her growth spurt. The nose can change in appearance and size as someone continues to grow, so it’s important the patient is at least in their mid to late teen years. In addition, a candidate should be healthy enough to tolerate surgery. Finally, rhinoplasty candidates should have realistic expectations for nose alterations. These expectations will be discussed thoroughly in a consultation appointment.

Choosing a Surgeon

While it may seem as though removing a hump from the bridge of the nose, or refining the tip of the nose is a simple procedure, it requires precision and skill of a top plastic surgeon. Removing a hump, or refining a tip of the nose, requires detailed consultations, careful planning, and the right techniques in order to achieve the desired results.


The consultation is one of the most important parts of the surgery process, because this is when patients and Dr. Marin discuss the desired look that will be achieved with hump and tip refinement surgery. During the consultation, the doctor and patient will run through a list of exactly what they can do to achieve more of a symmetrical and refined look. For example, some patients will want to straighten out a crooked bridge, reduce a hump, or soften a rounded nose. Regardless of the look a patient is trying to achieve, Dr. Marin will develop an appropriate surgical plan.

Procedure and Recovery

A rhinoplasty for a hump or tip refinement is a fairly complicated procedure. However, rest assured that any patient is in the best hands with Dr. Marin. During the procedure, Dr. Marin will follow the appropriate surgical plan. Because each nose is different, each surgery will be slightly different.

During a rhinoplasty, local anesthesia and sedation will be used in order to achieve the best results, and often times a splint will be placed on your nose during the recovery process.

Contact Marin Aesthetics today to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation.

About the Author:

Dr. Vince Marin is a San Diego board-certified plastic surgeon specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, breast and body. If you wish to contact Dr. Marin, write to [email protected] or you can follow him on Twitter!