Dorsal Hump Reduction- What is it?
A dorsal hump is a lump on the bridge of the nose and is present in both men and women. The hump can both be very prominent or barely noticeable. Dorsal humps form both naturally and genetically but in some cases also due to injuries and a bad Rhinoplasty can cause the dorsal hump to form. For many reasons people want to get rid of this hump and there is two main ways to do it.
Dorsal Hump Reduction
The first way to get rid of a dorsal hump permanently is by the traditional technique of going under the knife. This is done by undergoing a surgical Rhinoplasty procedure.
There are two types of Rhinoplasty, open and closed. The choice of method will depend on what your surgeon recommends and what results you are expecting to achieve from it. A closed Rhinoplasty is when the surgeon makes small incisions inside of the nostrils which leaves virtually no scarring. Open rhinoplasty is when the septum skin is cut creating more open area for the surgeon to work with. The way the nose is cut does not affect the overall procedure. This surgery involves the surgeon removing the lump of bone.
Not only does a surgical dorsal hump reduction help with one’s confidence but it also has health benefits. Some people have a deviated septum which does not allow people to breathe easily. This may cause people to snore or have difficulties breathing normally, and a rhinoplasty can help to correct this issue.
With any surgeries there will be a recovery time. So for the fastest possible recovery time follow your surgeons aftercare instructions. We advise you to try and keep your nose as clean as possible. No smoking at all as that prolongs healing, you should also avoid any exercise or extreme activities for at least six weeks to let your nose heal properly.
Dorsal Hump Reduction
A non-surgical rhinoplasty is again a way to reshape the appearance of your nose but without going under the knife. This dorsal hump reduction technique uses injectable fillers like Hyaluronic Acid based fillers like Restylane and Juverderm also calcium hydroxyapatite also known as Radiesse. It is used to fill, lift and smooth the problem areas of the nose. This procedure is carried out by surgeons who will inject the fillers into either side of the hump to make the hump look much smaller.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures are not permanent and will last around a year and half before the effects wears off. The procedure is suitable for those who are scared of the commitment of surgery or do not wish to change their appearance permanently just yet as it also gives people an idea of what they will look like. A non-surgical dorsal hump reduction option should only be for a short time solution because in the long run it will be more expensive to get the procedure done every year and a half in comparison to just getting the surgical rhinoplasty once.
A non-surgical rhinoplasty does not help with breathing difficulties and snoring as it does not straighten the septum.
With any procedure there will be recovery time, just like a non-surgical rhinoplasty. There will be some bruising and swelling after the injections but there will be no huge side effects.
Read more about Rhinoplasty procedures here at Centre for Surgery.
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