One of the most frequent complaints from patients about their appearance is a nasal hump. Therefore, dorsal profile sculpting is commonly performed procedure. Once the dorsal hump is removed the nose will have a smooth, more proportional symmetry to the rest of the face. Many people feel insecure about their large nasal hump that may make them look older and unattractive.
Even slight hump may make nose look too large for the face. Reshaping a hump involves more than simply shaving down bone. It requires an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon to undertake this complex procedure. A nasal hump is made of two components: cartilage and bone, and both structures must be addressed at the time of surgery.
The size of the nasal hump will determine the extent of rhinoplasty surgery as well as recovery time.
A small hump can be reduced via closed rhinoplasty by shaving or rasping the bone and cartilage. Conversely, a larger hump may require an open approach including a procedure known as an osteotomy or “breaking the nasal bone;” in addition to cartilage grafting to obtain an aesthetically pleasing profile. Some bruising may occur with open rhinoplasty while closed rhinoplasty for hump reduction would leave minimal bruising and swelling.
To see if your a candidate for Rhinoplasty please contact our Newport Beach Office at (949) 706-7776