Question: I have a hump on my nose that I hate. In order to remove this during a nose job, do you file down the hump or break the bones? Can either technique be done with a closed rhinoplasty?
Answer: Many patients complain of a hump on the nose and this can be quite problematic for patients who desire to improve this. This can be improved with rhinoplasty surgery. Methods to perform this can be done whether using a file or sharp cutting instrument called an acetone which can be used to actually cut the bone and cartilage. There are many different techniques and the technique is based on a surgical problem diagnosed by the facial plastic surgeon in Toronto. Rhinoplasty can be performed either in a closed or open technique. An open technique involves a small incision on the columella, or the base of the nose. The closed technique involves all incisions inside the nose. The choice of technique is really based on the pre operative anatomical diagnosis and the rhinoplasty surgeon should be quite capable with both techniques. To fix a hump on the nose, this can be performed using either an open or closed technique.