Can My Dorsal Hump be Removed During Rhinoplasty Surgery?

The dorsal hump is located at the top of the bridge of the nose. For some people, an enlarged dorsal hump is a source of insecurity or embarrassment. Fortunately, this feature can be reduced or removed during rhinoplasty surgery. Our professionals at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery have the experience and skills needed to produce amazing results.

Almost anyone considering a nose job should speak with a trained facial plastic surgeon to discuss the possibilities. Call now to book a consultation in Englewood, CO, and start your journey to a better-looking, more confident you.

What is a dorsal hump?

A dorsal hump can be described as the raised, bony area at the top of the bridge of the nose. Some people have a mild bump, while others have an exaggerated dorsal hump that seems quite pronounced. This feature can be aesthetically displeasing and cause people to feel insecure.

Enlarged dorsal humps are generally the result of genetics or prior trauma to the nose, such as a car accident. Either way, this issue cannot be corrected on your own. Rhinoplasty surgery is the only way to reduce or remove a dorsal hump.

What is rhinoplasty, and how does it work?

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that reshapes the underlying structure of the nose. Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery may improve your appearance or correct breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum or other issues.

During a consultation in Englewood, CO, a facial plastic surgeon will take the time to discuss your options and personalize a procedure. We may recommend one of the following techniques to reduce the size of a dorsal hump:

  • Closed rhinoplasty: This technique involves making incisions inside the nose so there is no visible scarring.
  • Open rhinoplasty: A small, inconspicuous incision is made between the nostrils for better access to the underlying structures.

Can I combine rhinoplasty with other procedures?

Sometimes, combining rhinoplasty with other procedures can provide more dramatic or pleasing results. At Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery, we may recommend combining a surgical nose job with chin augmentation to balance the shape of your face or create more symmetry. Of course, it depends on your individual needs and desired outcomes.

What do results look like after rhinoplasty?

Recovery is generally easy for rhinoplasty surgery patients — however, it is important to follow all post-operative instructions. Keeping the nose clean and avoiding strenuous activities can reduce your risk of complications like infection and help you heal quickly.

Some rhinoplasty results are seen almost immediately, but side effects like swelling can take up to several weeks or months to subside. Once healed from your nose job, you may enjoy a profile with a reduced dorsal hump that is more proportionate and better balanced with your other features. We will take the time to review your outcomes during follow-up appointments and ensure you are satisfied.

Ask about rhinoplasty for dorsal hump removal

A dorsal hump does not have to be a source of embarrassment any longer. Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery can help reduce or remove unwanted bumps with rhinoplasty surgery. To learn more about this innovative procedure, contact us for a consultation in Englewood, CO. Our facial plastic surgeons understand the importance of patient satisfaction and will do everything possible to ensure patients love their results.

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