– Small nasal hump removal with rhinoplasty –
This post will show a case of small nasal hump removal, and tip plasty using nasal septum and ear cartilage.
Hump nose: Generally a hump in a nasal bridge caused by “a larger nasal bone” and “the upper cartilage” are protruded.
The someone who has a hump on their nose can look old.
This woman had a rhinoplasty to removing the small hump and lifting nasal tip with Dr. Hwang Jee-Hoon.
This nasal hump can be removed using osteotomy and trimming.
After removal hump, the nasal bridge can lower.
If nasal bridge low, can do nasal augmentation using silicone or dermis.
This is a side angle.
After rhinoplasty (nasal hump removal and nasal tip extension), her nasal shape has changed to feminine looking.
For her nose tip plasty, used her nasal septum cartilage and ear cartilage.
Nasal septum cartilage: The nasal septum separates the left and right airways of the nasal cavity, dividing the two nostrils.
Nasal septum cartilage can harvest from the inner part of the nasal septum. It has a square shape and has a good bio-compatibility.
Therefore, it is a good material for nasal tip support.
Ear cartilage: Ear cartilage harvested from the back of the ear.
Ear cartilage is a tissue made of a protein(collagen), therefore is has good elasticity. And it is also has a good bio-compatible with tip tissue, because it is an autologous material.
Ear cartilage has a curved shape, so it can make tip’s shape better.
And also if needed to do tip extends, can do it as making ear cartilage layer.
Note. It is not a good idea to use artificial material for nasal tip plasty.
This is a oblique angle.
These photos were taken just 5 days after nose surgery, so she still has a scar on the incision area. It will disappear as time goes.
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Small nasal hump removal with rhinoplasty