Hump Reduction Rhinoplasty: Enhancing the Bridge of the Nose

A woman outdoors smilingWhen it comes to improving the overall appearance of your face, it's important that you consider visiting the Keyes Surgery Center. Patients throughout Los Angeles have benefited from our expert care, which includes a special focus on rhinoplasty (nose job), a procedure that can improve the size, shape, and contour of the nose.

Rhinoplasty can be performed to address various kinds of aesthetic flaws. Right now, let's focus on bumps located on the bridge of the nose, alternatively referred to as humps and bumps.

The Aesthetic Problems of Bumps and Humps

If you have a pronounced bump or hump on the bridge of your nose, it can dominate the general appearance of your face. Sometimes the bump may lend your face some character, but other times the bumps can be very distracting, and may even be the source of major self-consciousness or low self-esteem.

How big a difference can hump reduction make?

Quite a major difference. The nose is such a central and prominent facial feature, that even a small adjustment can leave you looking much different. During a consultation, digital imaging may be used to help you see what the likely results of your surgery will be like before it is actually performed. Think of it as a predictive before and after photo.

Ideal Candidates for Revising the Bridge Through Rhinoplasty

The best candidates for hump reduction are people who have bumps or humps on the bridge of their nose that lead to major self-consciousness or issues with self-confidence. They should be in relatively good health otherwise and not suffer from medical conditions that would make a surgical procedure a risky endeavor.

It's important that patients have realistic expectations about the recovery process as well as these will help contribute to positive patient experience and overall satisfaction with the results of the procedure.

Will bone or cartilage be revised?

It actually depends on the location of the hump on the bridge of the nose. If the bump is located in the upper third of the nose, bone will be revised. If the hump is in the lower two-thirds of the bridge, cartilage will be revised. In many cases, a combination of bone and cartilage will be revised during the rhinoplasty procedure.

The exact nature of the procedure will be discussed during the consultation process so you have a solid understanding about the nature of the surgery beforehand.

What to Expect During Hump Reduction Surgery

Patients will be placed under general anesthetic while undergoing surgery in order to prevent major pain and discomfort. Incisions will be made either inside of the nostrils or along the skin between the nostrils in order to access the cartilage and the bone structure.

Recovering from Rhinoplasty

As patients recover from the hump reduction surgery, they will experience some amount of discomfort for the first few days. Swelling and bruising are also common after undergoing rhinoplasty as this is a common surgical side effect in general.

Heavy lifting, strenuous physical activity, air travel, and blowing your nose will all be prohibited as you heal given just how sensitive your nose will be after surgery. In fact, the bridge of the nose will be so delicate that patients will be instructed to not wear sunglasses or prescription eyeglasses. The bridge of the nose really will be that tender that a slight bit of weight and pressure can affect the overall results of surgery.

Schedule a Consultation for Rhinoplasty

If you would like to learn more about rhinoplasty and how it can benefit you and your needs, be sure to contact our facial plastic surgery center today. Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.