Getting Rid of the Hump
One of the most common complaints rhinoplasty patients have about their noses is the nasal hump, or bump. Typically located in the middle of the bridge, many people with nasal humps feel that they have an unattractive profile or that their nose appears too large due to the projection of the bump. A hump can also make someone appear older than they are.
Bridge bumps are more common in Caucasian and Middle Eastern patients than in Asian or African rhinoplasty candidates. Reducing the hump can have a huge impact on the harmony of the face. Any alteration of the nose can affect overall facial balance. When nasal bump removal is done correctly, the result will be natural and in sync with the other facial features. Can’t picture your face without it? Most surgeons have imaging software that can help you envision what your new nose may look like after your rhinoplasty.
So how does a surgeon remove a nasal hump?
If you’ve seen photos of people with black eyes a few days after rhinoplasty, it’s because removing a hump can mean breaking the bone to attain good results. Rest assured that the bruising goes away fairly quickly, and that this process is often necessary for creating a beautiful profile.
Since nasal humps often occur at the part of the nose where bone and cartilage meet, the surgeon must refine both materials and create a cohesive appearance. A rhinoplasty specialist is likely to have performed hundreds of these procedures and will know the best way to proceed in each case. Each bump is unique and requires a different approach. Communicate with your surgeon so you both understand what you want and what is realistic.
If you want to banish that hump on your bridge, you should make sure you choose a surgeon with experience and skill. For more information on rhinoplasty, contact Dr. Mounsey at Revesse in Toronto at 416.438.2499 to set up a consultation.