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hump and tip refinementSome 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 essential 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 to be resolved with plastic surgery is bump reduction and tip refinement.

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


Any patient interested in changing the nose’s appearance, whether for functional or cosmetic reasons, is generally a right candidate for rhinoplasty surgery. Anyone interested in the surgery must complete his or her growth spurt. The nose can change in appearance and size as someone continues to grow, so the patient must be at least in their mid to late teen years. Also, 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 the 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 to achieve the desired results.


The consultation is one of the most critical parts of the surgery process because this is when patients and Dr. Marin discuss the desired look that will be achieved with a 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 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

Rhinoplasty for a hump or tip refinement is a somewhat 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 to achieve the best results. Often, a splint will be placed on your nose during the recovery process.

Contact Marin Aesthetics today to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation.

*The content in this blog is developed to spread the awareness towards plastic surgery. Our blog is not intended to serve as a replacement for an actual in-office consultation with Dr. Marin. As such, the information within this blog reflects the unique cases of our individual patients.

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In light of the state wide restrictions on non-essential businesses to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are rescheduling all of our elective appointments until the global circumstances improve. Our necessary post-operative appointments will be made, as needed, to address immediate surgical concerns such as suture removal and acute postoperative issues. All non-acute follow up appointments, fillers and Botox will need to be postponed until after the quarantine period mid April. Our office will reach out to all patients who need to be rescheduled.

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Dr. Main and the Marin Aesthetics Team