23 April 2012

A man who decided to visit a cosmetic surgeon in order to have his 'crooked nose' straightened got the surprise of his life when a tumour was discovered in his nostril. The 32-year-old media consultant from the United Arab Emirates told doctors that he'd had breathing problems for more than a year and tended to snore at night, according to a report by the Hindustan Times.Dr Debraj Shome, a consultant plastic surgeon with Nova Speciality Surgery in Chembur, India, said: "When I examined him, I was shocked to see that he had a tumour or dermoid cyst in his right nostril. This tumour could have led to the nose becoming crooked over a period of time. "This is a very rare instance where we found a tumour in the nose of a person who wanted to undergo cosmetic rhinoplasty (nose job)." The patient underwent a surgical procedure to remove the tumour, and a biopsy revealed that it was not malignant. According to Dr Shome, there have only been two other reported cases in the world. Read original article here: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/Nose-job-more-than-just-a-cosmetic-surgery-say-docs/Article1-844778.aspx