Hump nose rhinoplasty

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, especially if you have a prominent bump or hump on the bridge, you may be considering rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that can improve the shape, size and proportion of your nose and enhance your facial harmony.

One of the most common reasons people seek rhinoplasty is to remove or reduce a dorsal hump. A dorsal hump is a convexity on the upper part of the nose that can be caused by genetics, trauma or previous surgery. A dorsal hump can make your nose look large, crooked or disproportionate to your other facial features.

What are the causes of a hump nose?

The hump nose is caused by the nasal bump

Hump nose are largely divided into three cases

1) a case where the nasal bone protrudes.

2) a case where the upper nasal cartilage protrudes.

3) cases where both the nasal bone and the upper nasal cartilage protrude.

In addition to them, injuries and failed surgeries may be the causes.

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Dorsal hump and hump nose rhinoplasty

Surgical procedure

One technique is called closed rhinoplasty, which involves making an incision inside the nostrils and no external scars. This technique is suitable for smaller humps that are mainly composed of cartilage. The surgeon will carefully trim and reshape the cartilage to create a more even and natural-looking nasal bridge.

Another technique is called open rhinoplasty, which involves making an incision across the columella (the strip of skin between the nostrils) and lifting the skin off the nose. This technique allows more access and visibility to the nasal structures and is suitable for larger humps that involve both bone and cartilage. The surgeon will use a chisel or a rasp to shave off the excess bone and cartilage and then fracture and reposition the nasal bones to narrow and straighten the nose.

Both techniques have their advantages and disadvantages, and your surgeon will recommend the best one for you based on your anatomy and goals. The recovery time for rhinoplasty varies depending on the extent of the surgery, but generally you can expect some swelling, bruising and discomfort for the first few weeks. You will also need to wear a splint or a cast on your nose for about a week to protect it and help it heal.

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The results of rhinoplasty are not immediate, as it takes time for the swelling to subside and the tissues to settle. However, most patients notice a significant improvement in their appearance within a few months and are very satisfied with their new nose.

Rhinoplasty is a complex and delicate procedure that requires skill, experience and artistry. Therefore, it is important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial surgery and has performed many successful rhinoplasty procedures. A qualified surgeon will be able to assess your nose, listen to your concerns and expectations, and design a personalized surgical plan that will give you the best possible outcome.