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Is it possible to do rasping or shaving on one side of the nose to improve the appearance?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 02 August 2012


As I have gotten older I have noticed the irregularities of my nose, the right side is larger than the left, its kind of a slight top to side bump.

As I am totally in love with my nose on the other side I do not want to break any bones and reshape my entire nose so is it possible to do rasping and or shaving on one side to improve the appearance?


It is possible to adjust small irregularities in the shape of the bridge of the nose as an individual procedure, but in terms of the nasal tip it depends on the nature of the problem and change desired.

On the other hand, if the concern has appeared gradually, it is more likely to be related to progressive thinning of the skin, and may also be masked by using injectable fillers above and below the irregularities to produce a smoothing effect.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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